Home Affairs moots job reservation for local truck drivers
A job reservation proposal that would prohibit foreign national citizens from working as truck drivers in South Africa has been tabled by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA), Freight News has reliably learned.
Logistics company rebrands
Following its acquisition in early 2019 by Germany’s Rhenus Group, World Net Logistics (WNL) will change its name and be rebranded to Rhenus before the end of the year.
FMC launches inquiry into carrier billing
The appeal from freight forwarders for a galvanised approach to the dilemma of demurrage and detention (D&D) penalties charged by shipping lines appears to be gaining traction in the United States where the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has launched an inquiry into carrier billing.
SA’s citrus success continues to astound
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has reported that South Africa’s record export crop of citrus is “unsurprising”, with figures and logistical efficiencies already reported on yesterday and the day before in Freight News (read this https://tinyurl.com/y6zo7ocd and this https://tinyurl.com/yy4yeakm).
BORDER BEAT: Mokambo Road corruption on North-South Corridor exposed
Transporters on the southbound journey out of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been advised that it’s not a legal requirement to use the Mokambo crossing about 90 kilometres south east of Kasumbalesa, the main border post between the DRC and Zambia.
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.
BORDER BEAT: Transporters exasperated by Zambian tolls
With only days to go before Zambia institutes a new toll for foreign-registered vehicles that already pay entry-and-exit tariffs, netting the landlocked country about $160 000 a day, transporters are desperate for intervention.
D&D DISCUSSION: Yet more join the fray against demurrage and detention
An overwhelming number of poll participants have indicated that they would welcome an investigation into demurrage and detention (D&D) charges by shipping lines – a contentious issue that is currently part of a formal enquiry launched last Wednesday by the US Federal Maritime Commission.
Understanding loss or damage claims
The myriad claims that insurers face on a daily basis highlight a key industry issue – lack of knowledge when it comes to types of claims, liability and what to do next.
Maersk upgrades expectations amid strong demand
With volumes having rebounded more quickly than expected, A.P. Moller - Maersk is on track to deliver a strong Q3 with solid earnings growth across all its businesses, in particular in ocean and logistics and services, according to CEO Søren Skou.