Forwarders lambaste lines over billion-rand demurrage bill
The impact of Covid-19 and the resulting disruption caused by rigid lockdown levels on the movement of goods has saddled South African freight forwarders with a demurrage and detention bill of R1.4 billion.
Investigate shipping lines for demurrage and detention – poll participants
Yesterday’s poll asking whether shipping lines should be probed for demurrage and detention (D&D) charges has already elicited a strong response in favour of further exploring a prickly issue.
SAA should be taken over by Ethiopian Airlines – consultancy
A leaked report presented to local lawmakers outlines how South Africa’s floundering national carrier, SAA, could be salvaged through incorporation into Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s most successful airline.
Industry stalwart dies
Industry stalwart Margrit Wolff has died after contracting Covid-19.
Shocking statistics reveal job-loss bloodbath in African aviation industry
The International Air Transport Association (Iata) has warned that the damage being done to the African aviation industry and economies by the shutdown of air traffic owing to the Covid-19 pandemic has deepened.
BORDER BEAT: Lebombo blocks up again but hey, that’s just the South African way
Bottlenecking related to a pattern of cargo peaks and troughs at South Africa’s Lebombo border crossing into Mozambique continues to be a problem despite available data showing how a more structured approach to freight management could enhance fluidity.
UPDATE: Covid confusion ‘not our fault’ – Sars
The SA Revenue Service (Sars) has absolved itself from blame for the confusion at South African land borders yesterday morning caused by contradictory statements by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) and one of the tax authority’s top executives about the implementation of a Covid-curbing regulation.
Shipping industry suffers another cyber-piracy attack
Cyber piracy appears to be on the rise in the shipping industry following news of a new breach – this time affecting the International Maritime Organization’s IT systems, according to a report by Bloomberg.
BORDER BEAT: Beitbridge – grit your teeth as it’s a stuff-up
If you’re heading to Beitbridge with a load on your back, from the north or the south, bite the bullet because congestion at the crossing is a nightmare and the SA Revenue Service (Sars) and its northern counterpart, Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra), are playing the blame game.
SHUTDOWN: N12 brought to a standstill by trucks blocking the highway
The N12 at the R24 split east of the Gillooly’s interchange was completely blocked off by trucks parked across the highway this morning, with indications at the time suggesting that the important artery was still blocked by protest action when this report was posted.