BORDER BEAT: Beitbridge closure detrimental to daily Zim trade
The decision to close 20 of the country’s land borders as part of extended coronavirus lockdown regulations will have a detrimental effect on the daily trade dependence of countries like Zimbabwe, Efficient Group economist Dawie Roodt has said.
BORDER BEAT: Botswana suspends new PCR ruling – but only for now
Cross-border transporters moving shipments into Botswana have been advised to equip their drivers with polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests for the coronaravirus as the landlocked country will no longer undertake PCR tests of foreign drivers at the border as of this coming Thursday.
Botswana assuages fears as fuel from SA is reduced
Botswana’s domestic transporters and cross-border road hauliers responsible for sustaining the landlocked country’s supply-chain commitments have been informed by energy resource departments in Gaborone that the country’s fuel situation is stable.
One-Stop Border Post to ease challenges at Beitbridge
Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs says the implementation of a One-Stop Border Post (OSBP) with neighbouring countries and the establishment of the Border Management Authority (BMA) offer a solution to the challenges at the Beitbridge Border Post.
BORDER BEAT: Politicians head to borders for congestion post-mortems
Truck movement through South Africa’s border posts of Beitbridge and Lebombo with Zimbabwe and Mozambique on the Maputo Corridor was this morning said to be clear after last week’s scenes of chaos at these crossings.
SA economy on life support as lockdown continues to wreak devastation
The devastation that’s being seen on the ground as small businesses fold under the yoke of harsh Covid-19 regulations, and the long-term poverty threat as they’re prevented from eking out some sort of living, are far greater than the coronavirus, economist Dawie Roodt has warned.
Mbalula’s misleading tweet sows confusion
The Justice Project South Africa (JPSA) has called out transport minister Fikile Mbalula over misleading comments tweeted in December regarding the extension of the validity of vehicle licences.
Acquisition confirms freight forwarder’s African acceleration
CEVA Logistics’ expansion across Africa is continuing with the announcement that the freight forwarder has acquired Moroccan logistics company ASTI Group, bringing its fast-spreading presence on the continent to 80 offices in under a year.
E-commerce surging in the wake of pandemic’s devastation
Large-population countries with developed as well as developing economies are on an e-commerce roll, with online stats in these countries serving as a harbinger of spend trends to come.
Shipping major adds muscle to help rid oceans of plastic
The logistics capability of Dutch non-profit organisation, The Ocean Cleanup, has been ramped up thanks to a deal just signed with Maersk.