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 …

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) …

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 …

The Impact of Coronavirus on the World’s Logistics and Supply Chain

By now, people everywhere are aware of the coronavirus and many are feeling its effects in some way or another. This is especially true within the logistics industry, where many ships and means of transport come from or go to China. As more and more companies in China are shutting down their operations with the outbreak of the virus, the …

Crane down in Antwerp

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An APL vessel has broken its moorings and hit a crane at DP World’s Antwerp Gateway terminal. An incident at the Port of Antwerp on 9 December has resulted in a Kalmar STS crane being knocked over by the APL MEXICO CITY. The APL MEXICO CITY is a 9,200 TEU vessel with a length of 328 m and beam of …

Smart Ports of the Future: A Digital Tomorrow

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Smart ports of the future: Ports, terminals and the vessels that carry the world’s goods are critical to the global economy, as is the wave of smart technologies that allow them to answer ever-growing consumer and trade demands. To meet current and future challenges, a handful of the world’s biggest hubs have invested heavily in smart and exponential technologies to …

On-demand Delivery and Crowdsourcing: How Do the 2 Fit Together?

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So, what is crowdsourcing? Over the past couple of years, we have seen customer expectations change due to the on-demand economy that has developed. People now want a faster, more personalized yet still cost-effective delivery service, and they want it now! As surprising as it might sound to many people, the solution to on-demand delivery expectations is crowdsourcing. How does …

Supply Chain Trends for 2020

Supply Chain Trends for 2020

As we arrive at the end of another year, it’s time to take a look at the trends we can expect to see in 2020, and how these will challenge and benefit our business and the industries we operate in. Here are 3 trends to anticipate in the global supply industry for 2020, and beyond that. Greater Focus on Integration …