BORDER BEAT: Beitbridge queue shrinks as interventions pay off
Not to overstate the case, but it’s truly a sight to behold – watching trucks flowing north across the Limpopo River into Zimbabwe.
‘Catastrophic’ fuel price hike looming
Current data is predicting fuel price hikes of catastrophic proportions at the end of October for November, according to the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on recent exchange rate and commodities data.
TPT declares force majeure at RB Bulk Terminal
Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has declared force majeure at the Richards Bay Bulk Terminal following a fire that broke out on Wednesday evening and affected conveyor belt routes, requiring the terminal to close.
Vessels bypassing CT in the spotlight
On Friday (October 22) challenges facing the Port of Cape Town will come under the spotlight at a stakeholders’ intervention to be held in the Boardroom of TNPA House from 09h00-11h00.
TNPA investigates fire at agriport terminal in Durban
Transnet has downplayed the extent of a fire that occurred at the agriport terminal of the Maydon Wharf Precinct at the Port of Durban in the early hours of Saturday morning.
BORDER BEAT: Open sesame for Beitbridge, transporters say
You don’t have to stretch the imagination too much to draw a parallel between the bottlenecking at Beitbridge and old-time controversial rocker Chris de Burgh singing that you shouldn’t pay the ferryman until he gets you to the other side.
Corruption culture stymies Beitbridge progress - Fesarta
A culture of corruption, entrenched over decades between transporters and border personnel greasing the wheels of cross-border commerce through back-handers, appears to be impeding change at Africa’s most notoriously congested choke-point – Beitbridge.
Transnet douses incendiary rumours following port fires
South African logistics utility Transnet is doing whatever it can to quell fears that something untoward is happening at the ports of Durban and Richards Bay after three mysterious fires caused millions of rands of damage and disrupted cargo movement over the last two weeks.
FMC’s latest plea to carriers on D&D charges
Ocean carriers should rapidly adopt three common best practices related to detention and demurrage (D&D) that promote clarity and certainty about how and when fees will be assessed, as well as how to challenge disputed charges.
Cargo drone capable of carrying 200kgs shows its mettle
Last week saw the launch of the first fully electric cargo drone, designed to carry any of the six International Organization for Standardization (ISO) pallet sizes, with a weight up to 200 kilograms, over a 40-kilometre range.