Cape Chamber of Commerce & Industry slams Transnet’s plans to increase Cape Town port dues

Cape Town

CAPE TOWN, September 26 (ANA) – State-owned transport company Transnet’s intention to increase Cape Town harbour dues by almost 20 percent, announced on Friday, will ensure that the city’s port remains one of the most expensive in the world and deal a hammer blow to imports and exports, the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) says. “Transnet will find …

DECONSTRUCTING GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS

DECONSTRUCTING GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS

The pandemic will reverse globalization by accelerating a move toward regional supply chains. The outcome will be an Asian supply chain network that is both less China-focused and more diverse. Businesses are moving out of China, once crowned as the “global factory,” and the reason is not just the COVID-19, of course it has added momentum to the departure, but …

What You Need to Know About the African Continental Free Trade Area

While it is sometimes confused with the African Free Trade Zone, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is a free trade area which, once fully operational, will be the largest free trade area in the world by number of countries. The Area was created by the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, with the aim of increasing Africa’s presence in …

Yang Ming constructs new smart container vessels

Smart container vessels

Yang Ming has unveiled that its ten 2,800TEU container vessels, currently being constructed by CSBC, will receive Smart Ship notations from international classification societies. Starting this year, these ships will be delivered and deployed to the company’s intra-Asia services. ABS, DNV GL, Bureau Veritas (BV) and Classification Society (CR), a Taiwanese non-governmental and non-profit class society, that is not a …

COVID-19 to Accelerate Digitalization, Automation of Container Shipping

COVID-19 to Accelerate Digitalization, Automation of Container Shipping

The world right now is in the grip of the pandemic spread — and the health situation is almost guaranteed to get worse in the coming weeks. The response to the spread has been an unprecedented lockdown of entire countries with either movement restrictions or outright curfews. At the time of writing, this affects more than 2.5 billion people globally. The …

Transport and Logistics Update During Covid-19 Lockdown

Transport and Logistics Update During Covid-19 Lockdown

We are now several days into the lockdown and while we are working from home, at TSI Central Station we are still assisting our customers just as if we were in the office, as far as we are able to. We understand how stressful this covid-19 lockdown is for many businesses, wanting to keep employees safe and healthy to flatten …

Covid-19 Precautions for Fleet Drivers

With the outbreak of Covid-19, many office workers are able to work remotely, thus protecting themselves from contracting or spreading the coronavirus. For fleet drivers, this is a luxury they are not afforded by the nature of their job, and for many of them, they will still be working during lockdown periods to deliver essential items to stores that remain …

Transport Management & Freight Trends for 2020

Transport Management & Freight Trends for 2020

As with most industries this year, many of the trends we are seeing involve technology and using data. This is no different for the transport management and freight sectors within the logistics industry. We live in a time when businesses need to adapt to survive, and so taking note of what is happening around us is important. We take a …

Blockchain Technology and the Real-Time Global Supply Chain

Blockchain Technology and the Real-Time Global Supply Chain

Achieving secure, high-performance supply chains requires the marrying of performance and permissibility with the transparency and trust of blockchain technology, by combining blockchain with a proven network platform, companies today can integrate blockchain with supply chain networks. What is Blockchain? Blockchain has traditionally been the technology underlying the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. Blockchain was developed as a distributed technology that maintains an …

Developments in logistics during Transport Month

Developments in logistics during Transport Month

October is Transport Month in South Africa which few may be aware of but for the fact that this year there were a few interesting moments to landmark the occasion regarding logistics. And, as we at TSI Central Station keep a close eye on developments within the industry, we thought we would share two items which stood out particularly.   …