Tag: logistics

Reaching the point of Turnaround

Reaching the point of Turnaround

The logistics crisis in South Africa is, without doubt, the ‘perfect storm’, strangling the private sector and trade, negatively impacting the fiscal, causing massive knock-on damage to the nation at large. This is a situation that government now recognises as an ‘Achilles heel’ to the national economy. Corrective, regenerative focus […]

Rhenus South Africa expands warehouse presence nationwide

Rhenus South Africa expands warehouse presence nationwide

Rhenus is expanding its warehousing capacities in South Africa: the logistics service provider is significantly strengthening the country’s logistics network by opening new warehouses in Pretoria and East London and modernising and extending its existing site in Port Elizabeth. In particular, the healthcare, life sciences, retail and renewable energy sectors […]

The 2023 Supply Chain Game Changers Awards recognises outstanding professionals and entrepreneurs dedicated to sustainable practices in procurement, transport and logistics

The 2023 Supply Chain Game Changers Awards recognises outstanding professionals and entrepreneurs dedicated to sustainable practices in procurement, transport and logistics

The winners of the highly anticipated African Women in Supply Chain Association (AWISCA) Supply Chain Game Changer Awards were revealed at a prestigious ceremony held on 17 November 2023. The annual awards recognise and celebrate the incredible achievements and ground-breaking contributions of companies and individuals who have revolutionised the supply […]

Dealing with disruption: Rhenus South Africa shares best practices for maintaining smooth supply chains

Dealing with disruption: Rhenus South Africa shares best practices for maintaining smooth supply chains

Disruption has become the norm in today’s global supply chains with various challenges impacting the efficiency and reliability of logistical operations. South African organisations must embrace a proactive mindset and develop robust strategies to deal effectively with disruption in this ever-evolving landscape. The logistics industry is no stranger to disruptive […]

Transport Department reinforces measures for South Africa;s re-election into the IMP council

Transport Department reinforces measures for South Africa;s re-election into the IMP council

Pretoria: The Minister of Transport, Ms. Sindisiwe Chikunga will officially launch South Africa’s campaign for candidature and re-election into the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council for 2024-2025 on Monday, 22 May 2023. Minister Chikunga, jointly with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) and other key Departments and partners […]

The South African logistics sector recovered somewhat in January 2023

The South African logistics sector recovered somewhat in January 2023

Following four consecutive months of contraction, the South African logistics sector as measured by the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index recovered considerably during January, though off a low base. The Ctrack Transport and Freight Index increased by 1.5% in January following a monthly decline of 3.4% in December (and declines […]

SAAFF calls for robust wholesale reform

SAAFF calls for robust wholesale reform

Make it count Mr President – South Africa needs a Practical, Sustainable and Functional Public-Private-Partnership –to overcome chaos at Transnet Freight Rail. In his SONA address last year, President Ramaphosa stated, “Transnet will start the process of providing third-party access to its freight rail network from April 2022 by making […]

The South African logistics sector buckled in October amid Transnet strike

The South African logistics sector buckled in October amid Transnet strike

The South African logistics sector declined abruptly during October, as Transnet workers embarked on prolonged strike action to demand higher wage increases. With all the commercial ports affected, extensive economic damage was caused to a variety of the segments measured by the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index, including Road Freight […]

Supply chains are our lifeline!

Supply chains are our lifeline!

Maintaining the balance of cause and consequence between all parties involved in the supply chain is paramount for SA Inc. As the architects of the supply chain – and in existence for more than a century – The South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) represents more than 300 clearing […]