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Freight transport sector recovery stalls

GROWTH has slowed in the improving freight transport sector, but the upward yearly trend remains on course. That’s according to Hein Jordt, Managing Director of...

Short-term rental offers flexibility in uncertain times

GIVEN the unsteadiness of the economy, influenced by factors that fall outside the control of the industry, Goscor Lift Truck Company’s (GLTC’s) short-term rental...

Supply chain body’s pledge to fight corruption

SOUTHERN Africa’s professional body for supply chain management, SAPICS, has affirmed its support of an industry-wide pledge to fight corruption in the supply chain...

Second development completed at Durban logistics park

FORTRESS Logistics has announced the completion of its second development in the Cornubia Ridge Logistics Park at heart of Durban’s growing northern node. “Fortress’s current...

Logistics barometer points to two-speed recovery

A year after the Ctrack Freight Transport Index turned negative the recovery is now well and truly underway. According to Ctrack SA, the biggest...

Good news at last for battered transport and freight sector

SOUTH Africa’s transport and freight volumes increased 20.6 percent in June compared to May across all sectors. That’s a welcome finding of the latest Ctrack...

New straddle carriers for Durban Container Terminal

THE Durban Container Terminal (DCT) Pier 2 took delivery of another 13 of 23 electric straddle carriers on Sunday, introducing major impact in the...

Humungous! Scale of automaker’s R365m parts warehouse expansion

WORK has begun in earnest at the Toyota Parts Distribution Warehouse in Atlas Road, East Rand, where Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) is expanding...

Hefty bills for importers as containers pile up in storage

SOUTH African businesses are faced with a huge bill, estimated at R1.4-billion, for storage and other costs accumulated during the 27 days of Level...

‘Irrational’ import duties are crippling SA steel downstream

THE protection of loss-making ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) is irrational and crippling the local steel industry downstream, writes Gerhard Papenfus, Chief Executive of the National...

Automaker’s R4bn vote of confidence in SA

IN a welcome shot in the arm for the local economy, Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has revealed that it is investing a whopping...

Coronavirus port action plan

TRANSNET has implemented additional procedures for all vessels entering South African ports in a bid to contain the Novel Coronavirus. The virus, which originated in...

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TRADING conditions for 33 informal traders and entrepreneurs who were previously operating under makeshift stalls have been transformed for the better following the official...

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Pothole patcher hailed a ‘game changer’ for SA roads and SMEs

KWAZULU-Natal-based Shisalanga Construction, known for road building innovations like using recycled plastic in asphalt, has now turned its attention to the nationwide pothole problem,...

Custom cluck trucks transport chicks in style

THE largest independent, non-integrated, day-old chick supplier in Southern Africa, Eagles Pride Hatchery, has taken delivery of two Serco-built truck bodies designed specifically for...