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Summit tackles freight industry connectivity

THE South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) has announced that it will host its annual event online this year, on 16 and 17...

Huge demand for Durban warehouse space

WHILE South Africa’s economy continues to reel under the impact of ongoing COVID-19 lockdowns, the ongoing success of two giant Durban logistics hubs represents...

Container stow collapses – a South African perspective

By Michael Asherson and Michael Tatham THE world has been gripped by the COVID-19 pandemic for over a year, the effects of which are likely...

REIT lets over 100 000 square metres in Durban over pandemic

FORTRESS Logistics Real Estate’s commitment to develop over a million square metres of logistics assets over the next two to three years, effectively transforming...

An auto sales anniversary worth celebrating

AS the country observed the first-year anniversary since the start of lockdown, new vehicle sales provided reason for the industry to celebrate. Twelve months ago,...

Logistics company expands Durban cross-docking facilities

CROSS-docking, where inbound cargo is unloaded from an incoming container, sorted and then loaded directly to outbound carriers, is an important logistics strategy that...

Post-lockdown bounce for transport titan’s ports and logistics businesses

DURBAN-based logistics leader Grindrod Limited has announced its final financial results for the year ended 31 December 2020, reporting “solid” performances in its core...

Logistics company says YES to youth development

AS part of its commitment to skills development and transformation, Rhenus has announced its participation in the Youth Employment Service (YES) Programme, a joint...

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...

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Sweet success for Durban sugar factory project

Bosch Projects is a joint winner in the 2021 CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards, for the UCL 175 TCH Factory Expansion Project, in the...

Slow lane: road closure alert for N3

THE road closure caused by the reconstruction of the slow lane on the busy N3 Durban-bound from Sanctuary Road to Link Road in Town...

Truck body builder bullish about growth prospects

BUSINESS at truck body and trailer-building company Serco has improved this year compared with 2020 but is still below that achieved in 2019. This is...

Global kudos for engineering work on Hillcrest reservoir

CONSULTING engineering firm Knight Piésold received commendations in the consulting engineer category at the Construction World’ 2021 Best Projects Awards for two of its...