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Post-pandemic world brings heightened risks for shipping

WHILE the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in few direct claims for the marine insurance sector, the impact on the welfare of crews and the boom...

Skyrocketing fuel prices: A perfect storm for the road freight and logistics industry

By Gavin Kelly Chief Executive Officer: The Road Freight Association NO ONE would have thought that we would see such increases in the fuel price...

New variable-reach forklift vastly improves cargo handling ability

DURBAN-based material handling specialist BLT WORLD delivered a new Meclift ML1812R multi-purpose forklift truck to freight management and logistics specialists - Intermodal Connections. This multi-purpose...

How transporters can lower the cost of spiralling special risk insurance

AFTER the horrific spate of looting and rioting in KZN and Gauteng in July last year, heavy commercial vehicle (HCV) operators were hit by...

Trucking giant’s SA name is now official

MAY 3 2022 marked five months since Daimler Truck SA (DTSA) became a completely independent company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Germany’s Daimler...

When handling heavy loads is a key Criterion

CRITERION Equipment’s range of TCM forklift trucks comprises robust machines for handling goods in all sectors, including heavy-duty applications. That’s according to Managing Director Brenton...

Electric forklifts in demand as materials handling goes green

THE growth in demand for electric forklifts, as well as the uptick in the economy, are key drivers of the forklift market, according to...

Bolt security for the railways sector

Bolt security is essential for optimum safety in all industries, particularly in the railway sector, where demands on rail lines and train components are...

Better battery swops on electric forklifts

VESCONITE battery slides will be introduced on all electric forklifts at a beverage producer following successful testing. That’s according to Vesconite Bearings Forklift Application Engineer...

How ERP can give manufacturers and distributors control across the supply chain

By Paulo de Matos DISRUPTIONS across the supply chain are inescapable. Different parts of the world have experienced supply chain disruptions at different times due to...

MerSETA accreditation for forklift firm

FORKLIFT distributor, Masslift Africa, recently obtaining accreditation as a skills development provider from MerSETA. MerSETA – the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and...

Time for businesses to reimagine the structure and value of supply chains

By Zak Sivalingum APART from the obvious turnover pressures that Covid-19 and the global lockdowns placed on businesses around the world, the crisis also revealed...

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Financial reports won’t save local government crisis, warns town and regional planners

By Burgert Gildenhuys: Director, BC Gildenhuys & Associates IT is unclear whether South Africa has the will or guts to confront issues contributing to the...

N3 truck blockade: It’s ‘economic sabotage’, say ministers and business

ANOTHER truck blockade saw Van Reenen's Pass on the N3, the country's main domestic trade route, being closed on Thursday 16 June. This protest...

Factory of the Year competition returns as economy bounces back

FOLLOWING a challenging two years in the manufacturing sector, Kearney, a leading management consulting firm, is excited to announce the return of the Factory...