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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
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
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
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
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

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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
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

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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

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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
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, 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
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 RĂ©union...

4 Oct 2019

New study: Most plastic found at sea is dumped unlawfully by ships
New study: Most plastic found at sea is dumped unlawfully by ships

A significant proportion of marine plastic comes from ships dumping their litter at sea in contravention of international law...

3 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

Petrol price to go up on Wednesday
Petrol price to go up on Wednesday

Cash-strapped consumers will have to dig even deeper into their pockets as the price of petrol is set to increase by 18 cents a litre on Wednesday, 2 October 2019...

30 Sep 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019
Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2019

African Ports and Rail Evolution Forum to focus on economic growth acceleration
African Ports and Rail Evolution Forum to focus on economic growth acceleration

All aboard for the eighth annual African Ports and Rail Evolution Forum - a two-day trade exhibition and conference taking place on from 15-16 October 2019 at the Durban International Convention Centre in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa...

26 Sep 2019

AECOM secures phase two of Ghana's Tema Port expansion project
AECOM secures phase two of Ghana's Tema Port expansion project

AECOM has been awarded phase two of the Tema Port Expansion Project (TPEP) in Ghana...

23 Sep 2019

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MSC Cruises' honoured for investment in SA tourism, shipping and logistics

MSC Cruises has been honoured by the KwaZulu-Natal government at the KZN Investment Awards. The company was awarded the Certificate of Recognition for its positive commitment to the province...

20 Sep 2019

Kalagadi Manganese sinter plant
Kalagadi Manganese signs R3bn export deal with Transnet

Kalagadi Manganese has signed a deal with Transnet to transport 1-million tonnes per annum of beneficiated manganese in form of sinter, which will earn in excess of R3bn for state-owned freight and logistics company...

18 Sep 2019

DHL Industrial Projects enhances customer experience in Middle East and Africa
DHL Industrial Projects enhances customer experience in Middle East and Africa

Dubai designated as Center of Excellence, supported by competency centres in Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya and Turkey to coordinate complex logistics projects across the region...

17 Sep 2019

African Ports & Rail Evolution Forum to spotlight collaboration benefits for economic growth
African Ports & Rail Evolution Forum to spotlight collaboration benefits for economic growth

Delegates are set to discover Africa's trade potential and the wealth of new investment and partnership opportunities arising from the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement, as well as other open border initiatives...

11 Sep 2019

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FedEx launches new solution for SA's wine industry

The FedEx Express Wine Solution aims to improve the handling of wine for local and international delivery and distribution...

5 Sep 2019

Ships' risky fuel transfers are threatening African Penguins
Ships' risky fuel transfers are threatening African Penguins

The African Penguin is in serious trouble. Its population has fallen by more than 95% over the last century and, despite ongoing conservation efforts, its numbers continue to fall...

By Peter Ryan, Katrin Ludynia and Lorien Pichegru 4 Sep 2019

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TNPA to host supplier development workshop for women-owned SMMEs

The Transnet National Ports Authority Mossel Bay, in partnership with the Mossel Bay Thusong Centre, will host a supplier development workshop for about 50 women-owned SMMEs in Mossel Bay on 30 August 2019. The workshop is in response to the capacity challenges faced by SMMEs in managing and growing their business in the Western Cape region...

26 Aug 2019

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SAIMI awareness campaign to boost SA's maritime culture

The South African International Maritime Institute has partnered with a team of maritime stakeholders to launch a national Maritime Awareness Programme aimed at growing a national maritime culture and pride in the country's oceans environment...

19 Aug 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

More than 200 litres of oil spilled in Algoa Bay
More than 200 litres of oil spilled in Algoa Bay

An oil spill occurred in Algoa Bay this past weekend in the early hours of Saturday morning, 6 July...

8 Jul 2019

International, pan-African organisations commit to collaboration on blue economy
International, pan-African organisations commit to collaboration on blue economy

Fishing, aquaculture, shipping, ports, energy and finance industries all came under the spotlight at the second Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF2019) held in Tunis, Tunisia late last month...

4 Jul 2019

Is transport and tech the perfect marriage?
Is transport and tech the perfect marriage?

When thinking of moving packages, people, mail and goods, we automatically think of modes of transportation...

By Kehad Snydewe 3 Jul 2019

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