News on the sea-freight side of global logistics is still dominating interest in supply chain development early in the new year, with industry at large – especially exporters and importers – holding its breath to find out what rates are going to do.
Last week a story about ongoing delays on the Transpacific trade (https://tinyurl.com/bpapdxet), drew the most interest.
Underscoring the notion that the mood out there is generally one of uncertainty and apprehension was a report of a container calamity at sea – the year’s first (https://tinyurl.com/5p2mf6nd).
Hopefully 2022 will see a decrease in incidents of onboard stacking collapses and weather-related overboard losses such as were experienced last year.
Closer to home there was a fair amount of interest in state-owned logistics utility Transnet stating its case about port congestion (https://tinyurl.com/upda43d3).
Still on the port side of local news, readers also wanted to know why truck drivers were being harassed at the old Durban airport, which is used as a staging area these days (https://tinyurl.com/3b6yt3zn).
Hard news made way for something altogether different – an announcement that neutral consolidator SACO CFR (previously CFR Freight) had acquired a majority shareholding in logistics academy, Metro Minds.
A story about SOE fat cats and their outrageous salaries also secured some solid readership (https://tinyurl.com/yxd8m4vd).
Just in case you missed these and other stories…