DSV bags another to become third-largest logistics company
Two years after the acquisition of Swiss-based Panalpina, Danish transport and logistics company DSV Panalpina has announced the acquisition of Agility Global Integrated Logistics (GIL).
Transnet wage negotiations deadlocked
Wage negotiations between Transnet and the recognised labour unions have reached a deadlock, after no agreement was reached in the second round of talks.
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.
BORDER BEAT: Botswana reintroduces PCR testing on Trans-Kalahari Corridor
Transporters entering Botswana via Pioneer Border Post on the N4 Platinum Highway from South Africa have been advised that health authorities in Gaborone have reinstated the polymerase chain reaction test, better known as PCR.
Four-year nightmare aboard abandoned ship finally ends for seafarer
A four-year nightmare has ended for seafarer Mohammad Aisha who has been trapped aboard an abandoned vessel in the Suez Canal while waiting for the vessel to be sold.
Schedule reliability – tide turns
It seems that the worst is over, with carriers recording a 5.8 percentage point M/M improvement in global schedule reliability in March, reaching 40.4%.
Another day, another truck driver violently attacked
A hammer attack against a truck driver waiting to proceed through South Africa’s Lebombo border crossing into Mozambique has highlighted the need to be extra vigilant, the Transit Assistance Bureau (Transist) has warned.
Online shopping raises questions about logistics industry definition
With the explosion of online shopping – which has seen motorcycle drivers delivering goods ranging from groceries to clothing - the question that arises is whether these drivers are part of the wholesale and retail sector, or whether they are part of the road freight and logistics industry.
Commodity prices to stabilise after early 2021 gains
Commodity prices continued their recovery in the first quarter of 2021 and are expected to remain close to current levels throughout the year, lifted by the global economic rebound and improved growth prospects, according to the World Bank’s semi-annual Commodity Markets Outlook.
DSV gets go-ahead for vaccine distribution
A much-envied essential supply position - that of temperature-sensitive vaccine distribution in South Africa - has been awarded to DSV in tandem with a public-private partner, The Biovac Institute.