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.
N3 closed after serious accident near Heidelberg
Transporters are advised that the N3 highway in the vicinity of Heidelberg will most likely be closed until this afternoon because of a serious accident, the Transit Assistance Bureau (Transist) has reported.
President Ramaphosa to visit Port of Durban today
President Cyril Ramaphosa will today lead an oversight visit to the Port of Durban to assess progress in enhancing its efficiency and competitiveness.
BORDER BEAT: Truck driver shot at Beitbridge succumbs to head wound
Border delays at South Africa’s Beitbridge crossing into Zimbabwe have claimed another life after a truck driver, who sustained a gunshot wound to the head while waiting in the northbound queue, succumbed to his injuries in Polokwane General Hospital.
Citrus exporters face testing logistics challenges
The Citrus Growers’ Association (CGA) has taken decisive action to prepare for the upcoming citrus export season in the face of equipment shortages and escalating freight rates exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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.
Officers arrested for truck hijackings
The National Traffic Anti-Corruption Unit (Ntacu) has slammed the brakes on a traffic and police officers’ syndicate, which has allegedly been hijacking trucks on Gauteng freeways.
Ever Given impounded as penalties dispute remains unresolved
A $300 million bill for “loss of reputation” and an equal amount charged as a “salvage bonus” by the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has resulted in the ultra large cargo vessel (ULCV), Ever Given, being impounded by Egypt in Great Bitter Lakes, halfway along the waterway.
New logistics park opens in Maputo
Logistics and warehouse provider Agility has opened a new logistics park in the Marracuene district north of the Port of Maputo.
Airline passenger bloodbath continues
In contrast to the upbeat data for air cargo released by the International Air Transport Association (see article headlined “Africa a strong performer as air cargo demand rises”), the bleak outlook for passenger traffic gets even bleaker.