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Police and Sars seize counterfeit goods

The SA Police Service National Counterfeit Goods Unit, in collaboration with other crime-fighting partners, seized counterfeit goods worth more than R8 million and arrested 18 suspects in the Free State last week. Saps spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Amanda van Wyk said they had made the b
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23 Jul 2024

IT outage tips air capacity constraints over the edge

Air and sea rates benchmarking platform Xeneta has warned that the global IT failure will add further pressure to already-strained air cargo supply chains The IT failure on Friday impacted major airports and airlines, causing disruption and delays to air cargo services that could take days
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22 Jul 2024

Crew member dies in fire on Maersk-chartered ship

One crew member died after an explosion caused a fire on the Maersk-chartered Maersk Frankfurt container vessel on Friday. The explosion on the 2024-built vessel occurred while it was en route from Mundra to Colombo. According to Maersk, the ships manager has confirmed the death of
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22 Jul 2024

Innovation makes smart tech smarter for road freight

On-board monitoring through smart technology offers a range of capabilities to road fleet managers, but the latest cellphones are usually not designed to withstand Africas robust environment, which is not so smart. The deliberate attempts of some drivers to blindside the digital eyes-in-th
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22 Jul 2024

Still time to take transport sector survey

Logistics professionals and fleet owners still have time to participate in the annual Road Safety Survey which is now in its third successive year of data gathering for the transport sector. Launched by Webfleet, Bridgestones mobility solutions company, the survey serves to provide authori
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22 Jul 2024

China and Russia launch new bi-modal service around Siberia

China and Russia have inaugurated the Arctic Express No 1 Rail-Sea Cargo Service, marking a notable milestone in their trade relations. This new service, operated by NewNew Shipping and Rosatom, will convey cargo by rail from Moscow to the Port of Arkhangelsk, directly south of the Barents
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19 Jul 2024

Steenhuisen to focus on new markets for local products

Newly appointed agriculture minister John Steenhuisen is a man on a mission. He has committed to focusing on biosecurity and increased [agriculture] production as well as finding new markets for South African products. In an interview with the Sunday newspaper City Press , Steenhuis
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19 Jul 2024

Ultra large container vessel sails from Algoa Bay

Maltese flagged new generation ultra large container vessel, CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, sailed from South Africa on Tuesday after it underwent cargo hold strengthening work. The SA Maritime Safety Authority (Samsa) said in a statement on Thursday that the vessel had departed from Algoa Bay
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19 Jul 2024

African Development Bank loans Transnet R18.85 billion

The African Development Bank Group has approved an R18.85-billion government-guaranteed corporate loan to Transnet to help fund its recovery and growth plans. The 25-year loan, approved by the banks board of directors, will facilitate the first phase of Transnets R152.8bn five-year capital
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19 Jul 2024