Cyber breach shuts down SA ports and railways
Early this morning, South Africa’s entire port and rail network was shut down by the biggest cyber breach in Transnet’s history after hackers broke into the state-owned company’s (SOC) country-wide system used for the movement of cargo.
Citrus industry jumps into action, considers alternative ports
The impact of last week’s insurrection, which resulted in the temporary closure of the Port of Durban and destruction of trucks and warehouses, has left transporters, shippers and producers reeling.
Security breach likely the work of cybercrime cartel – software specialist
The software security breach that has paralysed the country’s port and rail network since about 7:30 this morning through a cyberattack will require outside intervention from a highly capable IT professional to undo, an industry insider working for a cargo clearing software provider has said.
Seize the moment - Ramaphosa must give Cabinet dead wood the axe
As we celebrate the nationalism and camaraderie portrayed through community action across all sectors of society to protect property, lives and livelihoods, followed by the inspirational acts of the clean-up, one gets a sense of the depth of the humanity and ubuntu that binds us as a nation.
Recent events demonstrate need for logistics paradigm shift
A wholesale rethink, akin to a paradigm shift, is what will be required to safeguard South Africa’s supply chain against the carnage that resulted in loss of life and destruction of property seen on South Africa’s roads in the aftermath of a failed insurrection attempt.
Cyber breach source identified - Transnet
Transnet has said it has identified and isolated the source of the disruption to its IT systems, and technical teams are continuing to work around the clock to ensure that the impact remains minimal.
Transnet maintains operations manually following cyberattack
Following news of Transnet’s cyber breach this morning, the state-owned logistics company has said that port and rail systems will continue to operate using manual systems, which means overall operations will be heavily affected.
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.
A challenging week for logistics operators
Carriers granted forwarding agents a reprieve last week when they suspended demurrage and detention charges during the unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, CFR Freight says in its weekly Ocean Trade Brief.
Devastation of looting and destruction to be felt for years to come – Fesarta
The devastation and aftermath of looting and destruction of vital supply chain infrastructure in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng over the last week, after Jacob Zuma’s incarceration, will be felt for many years to come.