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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Dube TradePort – a world-class industrial and commercial precinct

Dube-Tradeport

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 …

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 …

The Challenges of International Industrial Transport

The Challenges of International Industrial Transport

TSI recently faced a challenge with industrial transport when a client imported a heat exchanger from France. Unfortunately, TSI Central Station was not contracted to handle the shipping segment of this sensitive industrial item’s global transit to South Africa. As the unit was being offloaded by the 3rd party it was heavily damaged and TSI staff, arriving to collect the …

The Top 5 Opportunities for Fourth-Party Logistics

The Top 5 Opportunities for Fourth-Party Logistics

First, what is a 4PL and why does it matter? Fourth-Party Logistics or 4PL, is a concept that many analysts and technology vendors are promoting where logistics providers can offer higher value service that goes beyond physically moving the product to providing comprehensive supply chain solutions. Why is the 4PL concept getting so much attention? Namely, because of supply chain …