5 Technologies that are shaking up the freight industry

If you work in logistics, there’s a good chance that your company, and even your position, will look very different in a few years. That’s because the technology that makes our jobs possible is improving so fast that we’re still struggling to catch up! The window of time in which to play catch up is …


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Do I need cargo insurance for my shipment..??

Do I need cargo insurance for my shipment..??   Cargo insurance is a type of insurance that covers/compensates a buyer or seller of goods against cargo damage or loss of cargo..   Despite insurance having been around for centuries, there is still a feeling that any form of insurance is a “grudge purchase”.. By its nature, insurance is …


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The Future of Ocean Freight – Unpacking the Logistics Blockchain Goldrush

The Future of Ocean Freight – Unpacking the Logistics Blockchain Goldrush “Glaring inefficiencies – the company I was with wasn’t helping the industry move forward, despite the clear need for something new.” – Stephan Kukman, Founder, CEO, CargoX   “Right now there are thousands of people on scooters driving around southeast Asia with backpacks full …


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Executive Insights: Haven CEO Matthew Tillman on common mistakes shippers make, securing shipping data, and automating to meet global demand

Welcome to the the second edition of “Executive Insights“. In this installment, we speak with Matthew Tillman, CEO and co-founder of Haven Inc. about common mistakes shippers make, securing shipping data, and automating to meet global demand. We asked Matthew how outdated technology and human error can cost shippers thousands of dollars or more and what shippers …


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Executive Insights series – Shipping and Freight Resource

Executive Insights series The motto of this blog is SEEK – LEARN – KNOW – GROW and in our efforts to inform and educate you, our readers, we are commencing a new series called “Executive Insights..” Executive Insights will provide ongoing industry insight, enriching the knowledge of our readers with what is happening in the …


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Containers lost at sea..!!!! Why it happens and what to do when it happens..

Containers lost at sea……. Hmmmmm, what does that mean..?? As part of global trade, in 2016, approximately 130 million containers packed with cargo with an estimated value of more than $4 trillion were shipped around the world.. Below interactive map from University College London’s Energy Institute and data visualisation firm Kiln shows the movements of …


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Anti-Apartheid artwork for United States of America

Below is an interesting news item from Transnet about Anti-Apartheid artwork that was sent from South Africa to United States of America.. TPT HANDLES ANTI-APARTHEID ARTWORK ARMOURED VEHICLE BOUND FOR UNITED STATES  The start of March 2018 was an exciting one for Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) which saw the Durban Ro-Ro Terminal handle ‘famous’ cargo, …


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Karachi port operations suspended due to collision of ships

Karachi port operations suspended due to collision of ships Port operations were halted at Karachi port on Monday the 19th March 2018 after two ships – the Tolten and Hamburg Bay – both belonging to Hapag Lloyd collided at the South Asia Port Terminal.. In what appears to be a collision (or maybe even an …


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Investing in a future Maritime generation through maritime education

Investing in a future Maritime generation through maritime education As the ship in which South African seafarer Tyron Campbell was serving sailed towards New Orleans, he sighted another ship from the same fleet outward from the US port.. He called the ship and much to his delighted surprise, his call was answered by Paulette Maswanganyi, …


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