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.
Namibia forges ahead with Walvis-Copperbelt corridor
Namibia is a step closer to optimising hinterland transport from its primary port to the Copperbelt region straddling the east-west border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia.
‘Container offloading could have alleviated Suez crisis’
The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) was warned that it should be technically equipped for ship-to-shore response readiness back in 2013, three years before a 12 500-TEU container ship, the MSC Fabiola, got stuck in the Egyptian waterway.
Vaccine supply under threat from theft and counterfeits
International freight insurer TT Club has warned of a spate of disruptions to effective distribution of vaccines across the globe as theft and illegal sale of authentic vaccines, counterfeiting, substitution with fake pharmaceuticals and contamination escalate.
BORDER BEAT: Yet more complaints of crime at Beitbridge
Criminality at South Africa’s Beitbridge border continues to trip up smooth cargo transits, with the latest complaint involving Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officers accused of forcing cross-border truck drivers to break the cargo seals of the goods they carry.
DSVDirect puts power in customer’s hands
The demand for courier services is increasing exponentially as the impact of Covid-9 continues to reshape the way people live and work. And importantly, convenience and safety are major considerations when it comes to choosing a courier service.
Trade surplus increases as export growth outpaces imports
The South African Revenue Service (Sars) has issued its February trade statistics which reveal a welcome surplus.
Government should stop false promises on e-toll solution – Outa
“Government shouldn’t be surprised if we don’t believe them when next they promise an announcement on the e-toll debacle,” says Wayne Duvenage, CEO of the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa).
Emirates extends passenger ban – cargo option outbound
Emirates has extended the suspension of passenger uplift outbound from South Africa (JNB, DUR and CPT) to Dubai up to and including April 15.
Egypt looking at $1 billion in damages from Suez blockage
Egypt has announced that it will seek to recover $1 billion in damages after an Ultra Large Container Vessel (ULCV), the Ever Given, blocked the southern channel of the Suez Canal for six days at the end of March.