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Paying attention to mediation clauses in shipping contracts

Parties to a shipping agreement, such as a contract of carriage or charter, should pay very careful attention to the wording of the mediation clause included in the shipping contract, if they agree that they wish to refer any future or existing disputes to mediation...

By Lana Jacobs 3 days ago

Maersk to mull splitting group under new CEO

Danish oil and shipping conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk said it is considering splitting the group into several separate companies, as it named a new chief executive...

3 days ago

Weighing in on SOLAS in South Africa

The 1 July deadline for the implementation of the IMO to SOLAS looms and questions have been raised whether a number countries, including South Africa, are ready...

By Darren Fraser, Mark Fearick 24 Jun 2016

TPT's DCT makes progress on road rehabilitation project

Durban Container Terminal's road at Pier 2 has been in existence for more than 35 years and, due to constant heavy traffic, several repairs have been completed...

24 Jun 2016

Maersk report: struggling trade market curbed by economic restraints

Container trade in South Africa has been negatively impacted by the declining demand for mining commodities, the economic slowdown in China, dwindling consumer spending and...

22 Jun 2016

Unlocking the potential of maritime careers for youth

Chairman of Maersk SA Frederick Jacobs says that the maritime industry is a robust national asset that offers career potential...

21 Jun 2016

Record vehicle exports achieved at East London port

With over 10,000 new vehicles exported, Transnet and Mercedes-Benz SA recorded the highest units being handled in East London in April 2016...

20 Jun 2016

TPT Richards Bay helps Italian vessel out of hot water

The TPT Richards Bay team recently helped the crew of the Italian vessel, MV Peppino Bottiglieri when they found themselves in a dangerous situation...

15 Jun 2016

Increased demand for industrial real estate due to rise in imported goods

With the South African trade deficit increasing from R4.2bn in 2005 to over R70bn in just ten years, imports are playing a greater role in the economy...

10 Jun 2016

SA bulk exports fall 6.1% y/y in May to 13.6-million tons

SA's bulk export volumes fell 6.1% year on year (y/y) in May to 13.6-million tons (Mt) after rising 6.2% y/y in April to the second-highest monthly total of 16.2-million tons...

By Helmo Preuss 8 Jun 2016

Barloworld Logistics' supplychainforesight 2016 highlights need for future-readiness

Barloworld Logistics reviewed the journey of change and adaptation South African businesses have undertaken over the past year...

7 Jun 2016

Ports to get tough on cargo container weights

As of July, trucks carrying cargo destined for export markets would not be allowed to enter South African ports without the correct verified gross mass information...

By Nompumelelo Magwaza 6 Jun 2016

Action packed SA Navy lineup for World Hydrography Day

As part of World Hydrography Day celebrations, the South African navy will bring four naval ships and highly trained forces to the shores of Durban...

6 Jun 2016

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