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Why you should expect more Suez-like supply chain disruptions and shortages at your local grocery store

When the Ever Given container ship choked off traffic in the Suez Canal for almost a week in late March 2021, it made headlines around the world...

By Nada R. Sanders 12 Apr 2021

Ctrack Freight Transport Index: A small decline hides massive winners, losers in freight sub-sectors

The month of February was the 18th consecutive month in which the Ctrack Freight Transport Index showed a decline. Like January, the February year-on-year decline was marginal, although greater than that of January...

12 Apr 2021

Government looks to rail sector to grow economy

The South African government's proposed policy interventions, to allow third-party access to South Africa's rail infrastructure, will provide an opportunity not only for the growth of the freight transportation sector but also for the growth, transformation and industrialisation of the economy...

6 Apr 2021

How to communicate and do business with government: DTIC focus

Before you're able to take the plunge into international markets, you'll need to work with the government to ensure your product is ready and your paperwork is compliant...

By Jessie Taylor, Issued by Topco Media 1 Apr 2021

Top three take-away lessons from the Suez Canal blockage

Direct implications for maritime security are unlikely. But there will be ripple effects in the shipping industry and in many commercial sectors...

By Dirk Siebels 30 Mar 2021

How the incident on the Suez highlights insurance risks of mega ships

Insurers have warned for years that the increasing size of vessels is leading to a higher accumulation of risk. These fears have been realised by the large container ship currently blocking the critical Suez Canal sea route...

26 Mar 2021

The marine sector can still work towards low carbon shipping

Davey Jose, thematic analyst, disruptive technologies for HSBC Global Research Insights, explores how batteries, biofuels, hydrogen, ammonia and digitalisation can all help decarbonisation...

By Dave Jose 12 Mar 2021

R20m upgrade for Ngqura port gate system

A R20m upgrade of Ngqura Container Terminal (NCT) automated gate system will mean an improved traffic flow of trucks at the port...

2 Mar 2021

20 borders fully reopened, 30 remain closed

South Africa's 20 land borders, which have only been partially operational for the past month, will now be fully open from today, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has announced.

15 Feb 2021

SA rail boom could signify big win for all industry stakeholders

Opening up third-party access to South Africa's rail infrastructure would fundamentally change the way freight moves in the country - this would not only grow the size of the rail market for all players but ultimately benefit a range of industries and the entire economy...

2 Feb 2021

Transnet National Ports Authority move to improve competitiveness

The Coega Development Corporation, developer and operator of the Coega Special Economic Zone has welcomed the move by Transnet National Ports Authority to relocate its head office to the Port of Ngqura...

28 Jan 2021

Global trade connectivity rebounds, signals recovery from Covid-19 setback

Trade and capital flows have already started to recover and international data flows surged during the spreading pandemic as in-person contact migrated online, boosting international internet traffic, phone calls and e-commerce...

7 Dec 2020

SMEs should encourage customers to shop and ship early this peak season

This year's holiday season is going to be far from ordinary. Since e-commerce will play a larger role in holiday shopping than ever before, companies are rethinking their online shopping experience in anticipation of significant peak sales...

By Taarek Hinedi 30 Nov 2020

Ships moved more than 11bn tonnes of our stuff around the globe last year, and it's killing the climate. This week is a chance to change

It's high time the international shipping industry radically curbed its emissions. The industry must set a net-zero target and adopt a realistic plan to meet it...

By Christiaan De Beukelaer 18 Nov 2020

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