BORDER BEAT: Covid certificates for SADC cross-border freight compulsory from Monday
It’s official. From this coming Monday, 14 September, transporters working on the North-South Corridor (NSC) linking the Port of Durban with the Copperbelt region of Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will require medical certificates declaring their Covid-19 status.
Air cargo industry must prepare now for distribution of vaccine – Iata
The International Air Transport Association (Iata) has urged governments to begin careful planning with industry stakeholders to ensure full preparedness when vaccines for Covid-19 are approved and available for distribution. The association has warned of potentially severe capacity constraints in transporting the vaccines by air.
BORDER BEAT: SADC’S Covid-19 certificate soon to be enforced
The July directive by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) that cross-border truck drivers operating in the sub-Saharan region will have to carry “Covid certificates” confirming or denying their coronavirus status is going ahead.
EAC rolls out tracking system to facilitate free movement of goods
Today saw the official roll-out by the East Africa Community secretariat and its partner states of the Regional Electronic Cargo and Driver Tracking System (RECDTS) from Malaba, the border between Uganda and Kenya, and Mirama Hills-Kagitumba, the border between Uganda and Rwanda.
BORDER BEAT: Truck drivers warned of attacks north of Kasumbalesa
Transporters working on the North-South Corridor (NSC) in and out of the Copperbelt area shared by Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) should proceed with extreme caution at night directly north of Kasumbalesa.
SA citrus exports to the Philippines get the green light
Years of negotiation have finally paid off for the Citrus Growers’ Association (CGA) – with access to the Philippine market for SA citrus now a done deal.
Pioneer Foods recalls Liqui Fruit grape juice
The National Consumer Commission (NCC) has received information from Pioneer Foods about its intention to recall a batch of Liqui fruit Red Grape Still 330ml cans.
Finding new ways for cash-strapped companies to reward staff
Adapt or die is a mantra that’s never been more apt than now.
Era of electric ships becomes a reality
Sustainable maritime logistics is gaining ground – and news out of Norway that two fully electric ships will replace two million kilometres of truck transport, saving 5 000 tonnes of CO2 every year, is a move in the right direction.
Risks to transporters and how to overcome them
Carriers take on plenty of risks. They are responsible for delivering the very shipments that keep their shipper customers in business. Any disruptions, including accidents, loss of cargo or financial woes, can create a supply chain disruption that damages reputations and decreases profits.