Logistics Trends 2020

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Logistic growth in the Western Cape is key to rebuilding a platform for a depressed economy

South Africa needs to start regaining and rebuilding its identity and economy. The Western and Eastern Cape offer a good starting platform providing a solid foundation with good municipality management in their various micro-managed zones...

Issued by SAFR 2 days ago

Cabinet approves Public Procurement Bill for comment

Cabinet has approved the publication of the Public Procurement Bill for public comment - setting in motion legislation for procurement strategies that support government's socio-economic objectives...

18 Feb 2020

Aviation industry highlights dangers of rogue lithium battery shipments

The International Air Transport Association, in partnership with the Global Shippers Forum, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations and the International Air Cargo Association, are amplifying their efforts to ensure the safe air transport of lithium batteries...

12 Dec 2019

TNPA gets Durban beaches ready for December festive season

Transnet National Ports Authority's Dredging Services division has been getting the beaches along Durban's Golden Mile ready to welcome holidaymakers this festive season...

6 Dec 2019

NCOP adopts Border Management Bill

Home Affairs Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has noted and welcomed the adoption of the Border Management Authority Bill by the National Council of Provinces (NCOP)...

4 Dec 2019

Shipping industry's environmental impact set to improve

New environmental guidelines from the International Maritime Organisation for global shipping traffic will take effect in January 2020, which are set to improve the industry's environmental impact...

27 Nov 2019

Construction begins at new Durban cruise terminal

Transnet plans to commence construction on its own section of the promenade in quarter three of 2020 which will connect to the new cruise terminal, allowing cruise passengers direct access and connections to the central beachfront with relative ease and safety...

19 Nov 2019

Creating added value with efficient logistics solutions, strategic acquisitions

As recessionary market forces put increased pressure on already complex value chains, the logistics industry faces major consolidation...

14 Nov 2019

Enhancing logistics performance to drive SA's economic growth: Lessons from Saudi Arabia

South Africa has long enjoyed a relatively strong logistics and supply chain standing amongst its international peers, but in recent years, the country has been slipping, albeit slowly...

By Zak Sivalingum 13 Nov 2019

MSC Cruises becomes first global carbon-neutral cruise line

The commitment forms part of MSC's broader vision to support UN Sustainable Development Goals in tandem with continued investments in the accelerated development of advanced environmental technology that will allow for zero-emissions ship operations...

12 Nov 2019

Decision to waiver unabridged birth certificate welcomed

South African Tourism acting CEO, Sthembiso Dlamini, has welcomed the news that international minors travelling to South Africa no longer require Unabridged Birth Certificates or consent letters when travelling with their parents...

11 Nov 2019

Study reveals maritime economy's potential to boost SA's economy, job market

According to a Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University study, South Africa's oceans have the potential to contribute R54bn to the GDP and an estimated potential to create 316,000 jobs...

21 Oct 2019

Nduna Maritime, Sasol invest in first SA-owned chemical tanker

Nduna Maritime and Sasol have entered into a R400 million enterprise and supplier development (ESD) funding agreement through the Sasol Siyakha Trust, in South Africa's first locally-owned maritime vessel...

10 Oct 2019

New MIAX shipping service sets sail

Hapag-Lloyd is launching its new MIAX (Middle East-India-Africa Express) service, which offers direct connections and fast transit times between South and West Africa, the Persian Gulf, India, Colombo (Sri Lanka) and La Réunion...

4 Oct 2019

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