BORDER BEAT: Kazungula vs Beitbridge – longer but faster
The teething issues at the Kazungula One-stop Border Post (OSBP), which a month ago still meant trucks took 30 hours on average to pass through a single-window system, have been sorted out.
Shipping major suffers cyber breach
Mere days short of recording a breach-free year since last September’s malware attack, French container line CMA CGM has suffered another cyber intrusion, leaking information of personal clients to hackers.
SACO CFR – same Group, further enhanced
It is with great excitement that the CFR Freight Group announces the further enhancement of their local and global capabilities through a rebranding exercise undertaken in partnership with their majority shareholder, SACO Shipping GmbH in Germany
FMC to act on D&D charges
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is set to take action to address detention and demurrage bills facing US shippers and truckers.
BORDER BEAT: Humanitarian situation at Beitbridge again in focus
Long-distance truck drivers can take up to six days or more to pass through the heavily congested Beitbridge Border Post between South Africa and Zimbabwe, with video footage seen over the weekend showing a queue that’s four lanes abreast in places, stretching into the distance.
DSV opens largest logistics centre in Africa
Today sees the inauguration by DSV of its new Gauteng headquarters, DSV Park Gauteng.
Shippers blamed for distributing ‘misguided and misleading propaganda’
Shipping Australia has launched a broadside against what it calls “shipper propagandists” who are working overtime and distributing a “barrage of misleading statements”.
French line enters the world of spy thrillers
CMA CGM and 007 are an unlikely match, but the 25th James Bond film, ‘No time to die’, has created a starring role for the French line.
Managing volume – Walvis Bay’s leviathan challenge
Congestion, corruption, capacity challenges, and the inability to cope with unforeseen events such as violent disruption or bad weather have long been cited as reasons for the ports of Durban and Cape Town to potentially lose volume to neighbouring ports in the southern African region.
How SA can maintain regional dominance – World Bank consultant
The regional streamlining of supply chains will depend on five areas of a Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), but it’s two of these that will be crucial to South Africa as a perceived sub-Saharan leader – coordinated border management (CBM) and a national single window (NSW) system.