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Month: Jul 2021

Cyber Attack Harms Key African Port Network Hitting Citrus, Cars

30 July 2021 – A devastating cyber-attack at South Africa’s state-owned ports and freight-rail operator that hobbled trade at key container terminals led the company to declare its second force majeure this month. Transnet took the measure after a July 22 security breach that forced the company to manually process container shipments at affected ports. It covered the Port …

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Cost Of Containers, Freight Have Increased On The Back Of Covid-19

22 July 2021 – The cost of freight containers, rental costs and shipping freight rates have increased as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, says container freight company Container Intermodal Trading (CIT) CEO and co-founder Kashief Schroeder. He adds that the price of shipping containers, however, needs to be adjusted as they are significantly undervalued as a trading commodity and it is positive that container factories are realising their worth in the global logistics market. …

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Meat Importers Call For Expedited Flow Of Product Through Durban Port

21 July 2021 – The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters (Amie) has called for urgent intervention to fast-track imports through the Durban port. The association says the import food industry has lost 40 000 t of cold storage capacity and that significant volumes of raw material has been lost as a result of the past weeks’ unrest …

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SA Logistics Sector Bleeding R100m-Plus A Day, Supply Chains Must Be Restored

20 July 2021- South Africa’s logistics sector will “undoubtedly” see the closure of some logistics businesses owing to the unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and parts of Gauteng, says South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) chairperson and Savino Del Bene South Africa director Dr Juanita Maree. “Some businesses, especially small businesses working from load to load, might have already closed their doors.” She adds that the extended logistics sector accounts for roughly 12% …

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