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…


US opens new ports to South African citrus exports

10 November 2020. Previously, the South African citrus industry was limited to the use of only four ports and had long sought access to other U.S. ports. With this announcement, exports will be allowed to any US port that has cold storage facilities, including the strategically important ports of Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia. Read more…


Collaboration boosts morale and productivity at Cape Town Harbour

29 October 2020. It is expected that vessel calls to Cape Town will significantly increase again by mid-November after the current post-citrus lull. Read more…


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…