Questions raised over carrier sinking within sight of land and two other vessels
Frightening footage has emerged of the moment that the hull of a 46-year-old dry-bulk carrier, the MV Arvin, visibly split in two, sending the Ukrainian-owned ship to the bottom of the Black Sea off Turkey’s eastern coast.
Fraud charge pending over container scam
A freight forwarder based in Cape Town, who represents the interests of a shipper acting on behalf of the Howard G Buffett Foundation, will be laying a charge of fraud with the police following a case of suspected container fraud.
Logistics major on the acquisition trail after positive 2020
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic and lack of predictability throughout the year, logistics major DSV Panalpina has reported what CEO Jens Bjørn Andersen describes as "excellent results" across all divisions and markets.
BORDER BEAT: C-BRTA plans talk shop amid fears of border opening-related congestion
South Africa’s Cross-border Road Transport Agency (C-BRTA) will tomorrow hold a Freight Operators’ Forum aimed at discussing the authority’s Operator Compliance Accreditation Scheme (Ocas).
W Cape to establish dedicated infrastructure agency
The Western Cape has identified investment in infrastructure as key to stimulating economic growth and creating jobs in the province and has put in place several initiatives to support this strategy.
The Cape Feature: Cape ports holding their own despite ageing equipment and Covid-19
Ports in the Western and Eastern Cape are maintaining operations despite the impact of Covid-19-related challenges. This is according to Mike Walwyn, consultant for the South African Association of Freight Forwarders (Saaff), and Terry Gale, chairman of the Exporters’ Club Western Cape (ECWC).
SA looks to Asian markets to revive economic growth
International Relations and Cooperation Minister Dr Naledi Pandor says government has created a significant footprint in Asian markets as part of efforts to return the country to pre-Covid-19 economic growth.
CMA CGM moves into airfreight
Representing a new milestone in its development as a logistics operator, the CMA CGM Group is stepping up its strategic development with the creation of a specialised airfreight division: CMA CGM Air Cargo.
Emirates’ suspension extended
Emirates has sent out a communication saying its flights to South Africa will remain suspended until at least March 10, in line with a United Arab Emirates government directive that bars entry to travellers originating from South Africa, (and those who have been in South Africa in the 14 days prior to flying) into the UAE.
Changes at the top for Samsa – and a tariff increase
Department of Transport director, Tsepiso Taoana-Mashiloane, has been seconded to the South African Maritime Safety Authority (Samsa) as acting chief executive officer, with immediate effect.