Kuehne+Nagel announces management changes in South Africa and Middle East

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Kuehne+Nagel has appointed Damian Raczynski as national cluster manager for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman in May 2023, while Bert Bloem was appointed as national manager of South Africa in April 2023. Raczynski and Bloem will report directly to Lee I’Ons, Kuehne+Nagel’s regional manager of the Middle East and Africa, and will be […]

Chocolate maker to streamline warehousing, transportation in cost savings push


Listen to the article 4 min This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. Dive Brief: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is pursuing $1.2 million in annual cost savings through initiatives tied to warehousing, transportation, manufacturing and processing improvement, Director and CEO Robert Sarlls said on a May 24 earnings call. The […]

Transnet to establish unit to enable private railway access


South Africa’s logistics utility is forging ahead with plans to encourage private participation in the country’s ports and freight-railway networks, as the state-owned enterprise (SOE) struggles with its operational performance, causing severe backlogs. The railway networks are used to transport cars, metals, and coal to port, and imported fuel and automotive parts inland. According to South […]

Jawaharlal Nehru Port handles over 6 million TEUs in FY2023


Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA) handled 6,050,928 TEUs from April 2022 to March 2023, a 6.4% increase over the previous fiscal year. According to the statement, the terminals of the Indian major port reported the following results: Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals (BMCT) – 1,714,246 TEUs (+38%) Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal (NSICT) – 1,096,954 TEUs […]

Ikea stores owner Ingka acquires supply chain software firm


Listen to the article 2 min This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. Dive Brief: Ingka Investments, the investment arm of Ikea’s franchisee Ingka Group, has acquired Made4net for an undisclosed sum, the retailer announced Wednesday. Ingka Group will deploy Made4net’s technology across its stores to update its fulfillment and […]

Vital automotive sector under threat from load shedding


Despite positive overall vehicle sales in May this year, the load-shedding situation in South Africa has plunged the country into a tailspin that could potentially unravel the automotive industry – a vital cog in the freight machine and the entire economy. In a hard-hitting preamble to the announcement of the latest statistics for motor vehicle […]

PSA Penn Terminals enhances its port equipment with new Liebherr crane

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Liebherr Container Cranes announced the sale of one Ship-To-Shore (STS) container crane to PSA Penn Terminals in Philadelphia in the United States. This crane is a repeat of a previous order for two STS cranes commissioned in 2018 and has an outreach of 48 metres, a span of 18.288 metres, a backreach of 15 metres, […]

ASCM launches new certificate to train supply chain workers in tech


Listen to the article 2 min This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. The Association for Supply Chain Management in May launched a technology certificate for supply chain professionals to gain basic understanding of emerging technologies. As supply chains leverage technology to improve efficiency across various processes, companies need to […]

Ore Corridor resumes operation under surveillance


Operations on Transnet Freight Rail’s (TFR) mainline between Sishen and Saldanha have resumed under tight security, after an almost 24-hour suspension due to cable theft this week. TFR said that operations on the 861-kilometre line had been restored on Wednesday night and the police were working with it to investigate the incident. “All mainline operations […]

Global fuel prices fall this week


The global Marine Bunker Exchange (MABUX) indices showed a consistent downward trajectory by the end of the 22nd week. The 380 HSFO index decreased by US$9.38, falling from US$487.89/MT in the previous week to US$478.51/MT, the VLSFO index dropped by US$14.30, reaching US$590.26/MT, and the MGO index declined by US$24.23 to US$776.45/MT. “At the time […]