Cape Town congestion continues

5 January 2022. Confluence of strong winds, lack of equipment, inefficiencies at port. Read more…


Transnet Port Terminals handled 12% more export citrus this year after heavy infrastructure investment

30 September 2021. Recent discussions between Transnet and industry stakeholders are based on the desire to build a relationship of mutual trust with key stakeholders. Read more…


South Africa: CGA learns that state port authority is broke due to corruption

27 September 2021. It is a bleak note sounding from the Citrus Growers’ Association logistics development manager Mitchell Brooke in a hard hitting weekly newsletter in which he reveals that even they, despite their close cooperation with the state-owned ports authority Transnet, weren’t aware of how deep the rot goes. Read more…


Could South Africa’s logistics crisis derail the citrus sector’s stellar growth trajectory?

16 September 2021. In this opinion article, Nedbank head of agriculture John Hudson writes about how logistics constraints are hampering the growth of South Africa‘s citrus sector. Read more…


Pandemic has made shipping containers into hottest items globally

9 September 2021. Some 18 months into the Covid-19 pandemic, global shipping is still in crisis, with backlogs looming over the Christmas shopping period. Also, it’s clear that a return to normal for the market for steel shipping containers won’t happen any time soon. Read more…


Are you shipping me?!?

31 August 2021. Shippers jockey for limited vessel space, but some companies are getting priced out of the market for international freight transportation. Read more…


Port disruptions, cyber attack pose potential threat to SA’s food security

30 July 2021. According to the South African Meat Processors Association (Sampa) and the South African Association of Meat Importers & Exporters (AMIE SA), an urgent action plan by government is needed to ensure imported perishable food containers are re-routed to inland cold storage facilities, as KwaZulu Natal facilities have been severely impacted by the recent unrest. Read more…


Continuing inefficiencies at Port of Cape Town a risk for agricultural exports

25 May 2021. Following my recent meeting with the Citrus Growers Association (CGA), I wish to register my concern about the current state of service delivery at the Port of Cape Town and its potential negative impact on the export of agricultural products. Read more…


Logistics, supply chains sectors could play crucial role in rebuilding SA economy

11 May 2021. The automotive sector, mining and agriculture have taken a huge knock in the past year, but remain South Africa’s best chance for a change in fortunes given their track record and faith placed in them by international markets. Read more…


Fresh Plaza News

19 Ap[ril 2021. Transnet will spend R100 billion to modernize Durban Port. Read more…