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

crane

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

Smart Ports

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?

Crowdsourcing

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 …

Transformative Technology Trends for 2020 and Beyond

Transformative Technology Trends for 2020 and Beyond

You may not know it, but your company is in the technology business. All businesses today are, as they rely on technology for everyday operations. That applies to everything from startups to growing companies and major enterprises. If you aren’t aware of the latest technology trends, you could end up playing catch-up to the competition. Your company’s success is closely …

The R480 billion industry that has flown under the radar in South Africa – until now

The R480 billion industry that has flown under the radar in South Africa – until now

With thousands of kilometres of road and rail, a wide sea network stretching across the 2,800km coastline and some of the busiest domestic air routes in the world, South Africa’s freight and logistics industry is unsurprisingly one of the biggest contributors to the country’s GDP. However, because the industry is rooted in other sectors, the full extent of this contribution …

Survive the Supply Chain of 4IR

Survive the Supply Chain of 4IR

Over the past ten years, businesses around the world have been analysing and making changes in their supply chains to stay competitive in the market. Technology and the 4IR have presented supply chains with many challenges and opportunities, such as rapidly changing consumer preferences and new technologies to streamline processes. We look at some important aspects businesses will need to …

The Challenges of South African Shipping Ports

The Challenges of South African Shipping Ports

Over the past few months, it has been doom and gloom for our South African ports, with strikes and delay upon delay. Carte Blanche also recently reported on the situation on their show on Sunday 20th October. To add fuel to the fire, the infrastructure at our ports also poses its own challenges which, if not addressed, could lead to …