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 African promise: A look into the future of intra-Africa trade

The African promise: A look into the future of intra-Africa trade

The growth and development of intra-Africa trade is no longer just a dream, it is a most certain reality. According to the World Bank, Africa has six of the world’s ten fastest-growing economies. The list is led by Ghana (8.3%), which we should point out is boosted by oil and gas expansion, Ethiopia (8.2%), Côte d’Ivoire (7.2%), Djibouti (7%), Senegal …

EGYPT’S IMPORTS HIT $20.71B IN 4 MONTHS

EGYPT’S IMPORTS HIT $20.71B IN 4 MONTHS

Egypt’s imports jumped 21.8 percent during the first four months of 2018, recording $20.71 billion (LE 370.25 billion), compared to $17 billion during the same period in 2017. A source at Ministry of Industry and Foreign Trade said that about 39 percent of the imports were production requirements and machines to be used in different industries, meaning that there is …

KEY GLOBAL TRENDS IN FLEET MANAGEMENT

International trends in fleet management techniques, challenges and technology are essential indicators for the future of the industry in Southern Africa; which is why the prepared company maintains a keen interest in these patterns. While TSI Central Station utilises international grade technology in both its analytics systems and vehicles, the connection between all fleet management companies across the globe is …

EFFECTIVE ROAD RISK STRATEGIES

EFFECTIVE ROAD RISK STRATEGIES

The essence of fleet management is getting supplies safely and efficiently from one location to another. Logistics is a complex business, which is why companies the world over rely on the expertise of specialists to save on operational costs and prevent damage to their goods or late delivery. For fleet management companies to achieve this, they must at all times …

Gaining Supply Chain Efficiency With Artificial Intelligence

Gaining Supply Chain Efficiency With Artificial Intelligence

Without taking advantage of the latest technology, supply chains become inefficient and unable to compete, and with higher consumer expectations and demands throughout the supply chain for faster turnarounds, industry requires the improvements that Artificial Intelligence can provide. Supply Chain & Artificial intelligence Artificial intelligence (AI) will change the way you think about your supply chain and supply chain efficiency. …

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 …

As Amazon Ponders Airborne Fulfilment Centers Demand for Vertical Warehousing Grows

As Amazon Ponders Airborne Fulfilment Centers Demand for Vertical Warehousing Grows

With the first U.S. multistory warehouses preparing to open and Amazon contemplating futuristic airborne fulfillment centers, demand is growing for the vertical construction of urban warehouses with smaller real estate footprints. Multistory Vertical Fulfillment Centers As reported by Rob Smith, National Retail Reporter, CoStar Group, Amazon, the online innovator that changed retailing, now has plans for a futuristic airborne fulfillment center where it …

SATAWU demands audience with Minister of Transport

SATAWU demands audience with Minister of Transport

The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) demanded a meeting with the Minister of Transport earlier in August in order to discuss the rapid speed at which state-owned enterprises are losing corporate management staff members amidst graft scandals. While SATAWU stated that they had no intention of defending particular individuals singled out by President Ramaphosa’s war on SOE …

PRASA’s ageing rail infrastructure to blame says SATAWU

PRASA's ageing rail infrastructure to blame says SATAWU

The South African Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (SATAWU) issued a statement in mid-August that it calls on the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) to accelerate its modernisation programme in order to improve its service to commuters. According to the union, PRASA wasn’t the lone entity at fault as they went on to say that, “we cannot develop …