Citrus export body has strong words for Transnet

25 September 2020. As port delays continue to stymie efficient logistics performance, not only are export markets “hedging their bets” by approaching competing suppliers, but South Africa risks losing its status as the gateway to Africa, with the likes of Walvis Bay and Maputo ready to step into the breach. Read more…


Productivity at all South Africa’s port terminals currently well below norm

8 July 2020. A number of logistics companies in South Africa have been keeping their trucks off the roads since yesterday to ensure the safety of their drivers during an unofficial strike protesting the employment of foreign nationals while at Port Elizabeth and Durban harbours the number of Covid-19 cases rises.Read more…


Port of Cape Town receives additional capacity to assist in terminal operations

2 July 2020. Transnet has introduced a number of solutions to deal with operational backlogs at the Port of Cape Town, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the region.  Read more…


South Africa: Pace of loading at ports expected to pick up

8 April 2020. At the ports of Durban and Cape Town, Transnet has announced it would relax staffing constraints, so it is expected that the pace of loading will pick up within the coming weeks. An additional vessel has been added to the berthing line-up at those two harbours. Read more…


Challenges at South Africa’s ports remain the biggest issue

1 April 2020. While there was optimism that the 2020 season would be a success, the Citrus Growers’ Association (CGA) said in a statement that the organisation was also mindful of the challenges facing the industry that could affect final export numbers. Most notably, the coronavirus disease pandemic presented a new challenge to fresh produce exporters across the globe.Read more…


South African govt to reverse decline in ports’ efficiency

27 February 2020. Read more…


FedEx launches new solution for SA’s wine industry

10 September 2019. The FedEx Express Wine Solution aims to improve the handling of wine for local and international delivery and distribution. Read more…


Major refurbishments on the cards for Joburg market

7 August 2019. The Joburg Fresh Produce Market will soon receive a major facelift. This follows the approval of a mid-term expenditure framework allocation of R300 million for the recapitalisation of mission-critical infrastructure that support the Market’s core business. Read more…


Embrace disruption in the fresh produce supply chain because it’s here to sta

22 July 2019. Disruption comes in many different packages and has the potential to upset the entire fresh produce supply chain every single day. Central questions posed by businesses are: What’s next? Moreover, how will these disruptions impact the way we interact and engage in the near future?  Read more…


Germany: Bottlers to the world

1 August 2018 – Much of that wine is pouring into Germany to take advantage of the country’s high-tech, low-cost, high-efficiency bottling lines. It will eventually be re-exported. Read more…