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SA's maritime enforcement laws can be a lifeline for shipping creditors
SA's maritime enforcement laws can be a lifeline for shipping creditorsArticle

According to Lana Stockton, partner in the shipping, aviation and logistics practice of law firm, Bowmans, the country's progressive maritime enforcement legislation presents a final opportunity to seek real enforcement of international arbitration awards...

21 Apr 2021

Top three take-away lessons from the Suez Canal blockage
Top three take-away lessons from the Suez Canal blockageArticle

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

Dirk Siebels 30 Mar 2021

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
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 changeArticle

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...

Christiaan De Beukelaer 18 Nov 2020

How connectivity, tech is disrupting the maritime sector
How connectivity, tech is disrupting the maritime sectorArticle

While the maritime sector is beginning to reap the benefits of integrating smart solutions in its operations, there are barriers that it needs to overcome to ensure that it optimally leverages the adoption of technology...

Khaya Mbanga 12 Nov 2020

bidorbuy, uAfrica launches aggregated shipping service for sellers and buyers
bidorbuy, uAfrica launches aggregated shipping service for sellers and buyersArticle

Local online shopping/auction marketplace meets rising expectations as global retail e-commerce traffic reaches 22 billion monthly visits

3 Nov 2020

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The Covid-19 impact on global shipping and SA's economyArticle

The economic impact of the global lockdown is harshly felt, with the global freight and shipping industry being the biggest casualties...

20 May 2020

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Aviation industry highlights dangers of rogue lithium battery shipmentsArticle

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

Shipping industry's environmental impact set to improve
Shipping industry's environmental impact set to improveArticle

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...

26 Nov 2019

MSC SA christens new vessel, commits to creating jobs for SA's youth
MSC SA christens new vessel, commits to creating jobs for SA's youthArticle

MSC South Africa has announced the formation of its new training facility, the Shosholoza Ocean Academy, which will begin to operate from November 2019. The announcement was made during the naming ceremony for the new MSC Aino (TEUS* 12108) Container Vessel in Durban...

20 Aug 2019

Clear visibility into supply chain complexity
Clear visibility into supply chain complexityArticle

The Internet of Things is refining the capabilities of the supply chain to reduce theft, increase visibility and transform legacy complexity...

5 Aug 2019

"It's not about blockchain, it's about the next wave of innovation"
"It's not about blockchain, it's about the next wave of innovation"Article

Many well-known experts in their fields have made predictions over the years that have proved to be spectacularly wrong...

Tanya Knowles 22 May 2019

Cargo ships are emitting boatloads of carbon, and nobody wants to take the blame
Cargo ships are emitting boatloads of carbon, and nobody wants to take the blameArticle

Maritime shipping transports 90% of the goods traded around the world by volume...

Henrik Selin and Rebecca Cowing 19 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Logistics & Transport
#BestofBiz 2018: Logistics & TransportArticle

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Logistics & Transport site over the past year...

18 Dec 2018

2018 Shipping Price Index revealed
2018 Shipping Price Index revealedArticle

A study, conducted by Sellics, reveals the cost of express local shipping in 40 G20 and EU nations...

26 Nov 2018

Linsen Nambi makes waves in maritime scene
Linsen Nambi makes waves in maritime sceneArticle

Linsen Nambi has become the first 100% black-owned ship-owners in South Africa...

20 Aug 2018

Shippers get serious about cyber threats
Shippers get serious about cyber threatsArticle

Major attacks like the NotPetya malware incident have been a wake-up call for the shipping sector...

14 Aug 2018

Why 50,000 ships are so vulnerable to cyberattacks
Why 50,000 ships are so vulnerable to cyberattacksArticle

The 50,000 ships sailing the sea at any one time have joined an ever-expanding list of objects that can be hacked. Cybersecurity experts recently displayed how easy it was to break into a ship's navigational equipment...

Keith Martin and Rory Hopcraft 16 Jul 2018

Plain sailing: how traditional methods could deliver zero-emission shipping
Plain sailing: how traditional methods could deliver zero-emission shippingArticle

On 10 May 2018 the 43.5-metre schooner Avontuur arrived in the port of Hamburg. This traditional sailing vessel, built in 1920, transported some 70 tonnes of coffee, cacao and rum across the Atlantic...

Christiaan De Beukelaer 28 May 2018

Samad Osman
#AfricaMonth: Growing market in AfricaArticle

Hapag-Lloyd recently opened a new office in Tema, Ghana as it continues its expansion across the continent. We interviewed Samad Osman, the Africa managing director for Hapag-Lloyd, and found out more about the current state of business for a logistics company in Africa...

Ilse van den Berg 14 May 2018

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The urgency of curbing pollution from ships, explainedArticle

The International Maritime Organization, a United Nations agency that regulates global shipping, is writing new rules to curb greenhouse gas emissions from ships by 2050...

James J. Winebrake and James J. Corbett 17 Apr 2018

China building huge test site for unmanned ships
China building huge test site for unmanned shipsArticle

BEIJING, China - China has started building the world's largest test site for unmanned ships -- a technology with both civilian and military applications - off a port in the disputed South China Sea...

14 Feb 2018

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The digital evolution of South Africa's shipping industryArticle

As South Africa's maritime and shipping industry continues to benefit from technological interconnectivity, the sector is on the brink of a true digital evolution - but requires dynamic changes to be made to its policies...

29 Jan 2018

EU sets 2030 target for recyclable plastic packaging
EU sets 2030 target for recyclable plastic packagingArticle

The European Union unveiled plans on Tuesday, 16 January, for all plastic packaging in Europe to be recyclable by 2030 and to phase out single-use plastic like coffee cups to fight pollution...

19 Jan 2018

US maritime business students learn from SA
US maritime business students learn from SAArticle

The 19 top-performing students from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy visited Nelson Mandela Bay recently as part of a South African tour to explore the cultural complexity of the global maritime industry...

16 Jan 2018

Hyundai shipbuilding stocks plunge on grim earnings forecast
Hyundai shipbuilding stocks plunge on grim earnings forecastArticle

Shares in Hyundai Heavy Industries plunged by nearly a third on Wednesday after the world's largest shipbuilder by sales announced a plan to issue new stocks in a bid to shore up its ailing finances...

27 Dec 2017

Role of shipping in Nigeria's economic revival strategy
Role of shipping in Nigeria's economic revival strategyArticle

Nigeria's shipping history will forever make reference to how foreign ship owners made record profits in demurrage charges from country during the 1970s and port congestion that trailed massive importation of post-civil war reconstruction materials into the nation...

Sulaimon Salau 21 Dec 2017

SA youth must prepare for changing demands of global fleet
SA youth must prepare for changing demands of global fleetArticle

South African youth may be better poised to ride the new wave of technology than their predecessors but they must be adequately prepared for the changing demands of the global fleet...

18 Dec 2017

Artist's impression of the new liquid bulk terminal at the Port of Ngqura
Ngqura liquid bulk terminal development making headwayArticle

The construction of a new petroleum trading hub at the Port of Ngqura is making progess...

29 Nov 2017

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Digital era opens opportunities in maritime industry for South African youthArticle

The face of the maritime industry is being changed by technological advances and digitalisation, opening up opportunities, especially among the youth...

17 Nov 2017

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Autonomous vessels and crewless ships could be coming soonArticle

With human error behind 75% of marine liability losses, there are hopes that autonomous vessels and crewless ships can improve shipping safety...

31 Oct 2017

Mathe Group recycles 100,000 truck tyres
Mathe Group recycles 100,000 truck tyresArticle

Mathe Group recently celebrated recycling its 100,000th truck tyre at its Hammarsdale facility...

18 Oct 2017

Three ways to improve commercial shipping's environmental footprint
Three ways to improve commercial shipping's environmental footprintArticle

While it's an essential part of international trade, shipping also poses serious risks to the environment. There are some immediate solutions to this problem that use existing technology...

Martina Doblin 16 Aug 2017

Kate Stubbs
Preparing for a future underpinned by smart technologyArticle

Faced with ongoing disruption that is largely being fuelled by technology and innovative software development, almost every industry is being forced to rethink traditional strategies...

Kate Stubbs, Issued by Barloworld Logistics 18 May 2017

TNPA, Oiltanking Grindrod Calulo to build liquid bulk terminal
TNPA, Oiltanking Grindrod Calulo to build liquid bulk terminalArticle

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has appointed Oiltanking Grindrod Calulo Holdings to plan, fund, construct, maintain, and operate a new liquid bulk handling facility at the Port of Ngqura...

9 May 2017

New education, boarding facilities for Lawhill Maritime Centre
New education, boarding facilities for Lawhill Maritime CentreArticle

Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape Province opened additional education and boarding facilities, funded by the TK Foundation, at the Lawhill Maritime Centre in Simon's Town last week...

3 Apr 2017

Riverbed supports Maersk Line's digitalisation strategy
Riverbed supports Maersk Line's digitalisation strategyArticle

In a five-year contract, Riverbed Technology will support Maersk Line's strategy to become the digital leader within the shipping sector...

30 Jan 2017

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Multimodal West Africa '17 to improve Nigeria's transport and logistics businessArticle

In March 2017, Nigeria's transport and logistics experts will gather for Multimodal West Africa 2017. Industry stakeholders believe that the exhibition will adequately reposition the transport and logistics sector...

25 Jan 2017

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Maritime kidnappings surge in 2016Article

Maritime kidnappings have escalated to a 10-year high according to the International Chamber of Commerce International Maritime Bureau's annual piracy report...

11 Jan 2017

ICS to launch new Nigeria Chapter at Multimodal West Africa 2017
ICS to launch new Nigeria Chapter at Multimodal West Africa 2017Article

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers will launch its new Nigeria Chapter at Multimodal West Africa which is expected to host thousands of representatives from the transport and logistics industry...

5 Dec 2016

Maersk Line eyeing German acquisition: report
Maersk Line eyeing German acquisition: reportArticle

The container shipping unit of Danish conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk refused to comment on a report that it was mulling an acquisition of German peer Hamburg Sud...

30 Nov 2016

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Uninsured SMEs vulnerable in shipping industryArticle

Small businesses that ship goods as a once-off without proper insurance in place are often unaware that one major incident at sea could potentially put them out of business...

8 Nov 2016

Khomotjo Mphahlele (left), a Senior Marine Training Facilitator at the Transnet Maritime School of Excellence (MSoE), receiving the award for Best Skills Contributor from Captain Thembela Taboshe, Master Mariner and Ship Surveyor/Deck Examiner.
TNPA women shine at Women In Transport AwardsArticle

The women of TNPA flew the flag high at the Women in Transport Awards, a collaborative platform dedicated to recognising excellence within the rail and maritime industry...

20 Oct 2016

#WomenInTransport: TNPA women leaders in industry
#WomenInTransport: TNPA women leaders in industryArticle

A number of TNPA's female employees are finalists in the Women in Transport Awards, co-located with the African Ports Evolution and African Rail Evolution...

17 Oct 2016

Insurance tales of the high seas
Insurance tales of the high seasArticle

Shipping losses continue their long-term downward trend...

22 Mar 2016

Startups scramble to reform shipping industry
Startups scramble to reform shipping industryArticle

The way humans have been getting products from one place to another hasn't changed much in more than a century .... The advent of the Internet Age, however, is priming to change that or lack thereof. It's just up to business leaders to take the lead and revolutionise the shipping industry for the 21st century...

16 Feb 2016

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Growing intra-Africa marine trade needs specialist insuranceArticle

The marine cargo industry in Africa is set to enter a boom period over the next few decades. South Africa's ports showed steady growth of marine cargo...

28 Jan 2016

[BizTrends 2016] Logistics trends with Lelanie Prinsloo
[BizTrends 2016] Logistics trends with Lelanie PrinslooArticle

Logistics itself is my passion. It is the energy of movement, and essential in our economy and everyday existence. - Lelanie Prinsloo.

Cari Van Wyk 14 Jan 2016

Maersk Q3 Report: rough seas ahead
Maersk Q3 Report: rough seas aheadArticle

According to Matthew Conroy, the third quarter Maersk Trade Report reveals that the trade growth rate is declining in South Africa...

8 Dec 2015

Massive engine will help get mandate up to speed
Massive engine will help get mandate up to speedArticle

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University's (NMMU) mandate to become the education engine room behind skills development materialised when the institution received a Wärtsilä medium-speed ship engine.

Shaun Gillham 2 Dec 2014

'Ocean economy' can create 800,000 jobs
'Ocean economy' can create 800,000 jobsArticle

South Africa's ocean economy - which includes fishing and ship repairs and services - has the potential to create between 800,000 and one million direct jobs through Operation Phakisa Communication Minister Faith Muthambi

More Matshediso 25 Jul 2014

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