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

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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 …

Rail During Level 3 Lockdown

A media release on sanews.gov.za notes that – The Gauteng Legislature’s Portfolio Committee on Roads and Transport says the opening of rail during level 3 lockdown could spell a public transport catastrophe. The committee said it is was not pleased with the measures presented by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s administrator, Bongisizwe Mpondo, on their readiness to receive …

How Tech Can Improve Supply Chains Post-COVID

How Tech Can Improve Supply Chains Post-COVID No matter your industry, we are all in a position where we are having to adapt and make changes to our business and our own personal lives to survive, and thrive, in a post-pandemic world. When it comes to the supply chain, technology is a key factor to consider when it comes to …

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 …

Logistics Post the COVID-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Logistics

In the few months that the pandemic has been around, it has completely changed our global economy, impacting every industry in some way or another. During this time we have seen people having to completely change their lives and adopt a new normal that will continue after the lockdowns have lifted and borders are open again. With post COVID-19 on …

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 …

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 …

Dube TradePort – a world-class industrial and commercial precinct

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Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone An introduction Created to be a world-class development, Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone offers globally integrated logistics and manufacturing infrastructure, together with support for a range of airport-related activities, including cargo operations, warehousing, agriculture, commercial real-estate for office, retail and hospitality. Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone, Southern Africa’s global manufacturing and air logistics platform, is …

New carrier, terminal members boost CargoSmart data-sharing effort

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Three of the top five biggest container line groups and four of the largest global container terminal operators have signed on as shareholders to a CargoSmart-led data-sharing initiative, a move expected to stoke competition  in the race to develop platforms that link carriers, shippers, ports, terminals,  customs authorities, and banks. The shipping lines joining the Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN) …