BORDER BEAT: Date for Kazungula Bridge opening leaked
An inside source has told the Transit Assistance Bureau that a date has been proposed for the long-awaited opening of the Kazungula Bridge – May 10.
Ramaphosa says Durban port has become more efficient
President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the progress made at the Durban port following reports of congestion and backlog problems.
Alleged truck hijacking mastermind arrested
A mastermind behind the theft of vehicles and hijacking of trucks has been arrested in Qumbu in the Eastern Cape, the SA Police Service has reported.
Time to rein in Covid-related rate hikes – Unctad
As ocean freight rates continue rising to record heights on the back of spiking demand, Unctad has called on regulators to take action as a matter of urgency.
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.
DFF vs TFF – start-ups disrupt freight forwarding sector
Academic research into the impact of innovation on conventional cargo agents has found that digital freight forwarding (DFF) start-up companies differ substantially from traditional freight forwarding (TFF) concerns in all the business models studied.
Durban to reclaim its place as the best-performing port in Africa
President Cyril Ramaphosa says through both operational improvements and structural reforms, the Port of Durban will reclaim its place as the best-performing port in Africa.
Plug pulled on air cargo programme
An initiative launched almost ten years ago to secure greater independence for freight forwarders in the air cargo sector, has been discontinued amid much demurring from its progenitors, Freight News has learned.
Crew ‘held hostage’ as Ever Given impasse continues
As the impasse between Egyptian authorities and the insurer of the Ever Given continues, the crew remains trapped onboard but are in good spirits, according to the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) who boarded the vessel on Sunday to check on their health and welfare.
Divers search for bodies of remaining Seacor crew
It’s now a question of trying to retrieve the bodies of the remaining crew members lost overboard when the Seacor Power liftboat capsized in heavy seas about 12 kilometres south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana on April 13.