Kalmar and Access World continue collaboration with new terminal equipment order

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Access World ordered four Kalmar Eco reachstackers and two Kalmar Essential empty container handlers for deployment at their new Durban container terminal in South Africa. Access World is a service provider for major commodity markets including ferrous and non-ferrous metals, forestry and agricultural products, project cargo, chemical polymers and oil and gas. The order was […]

UPS drivers will gain ‘millions of packages’ under SurePost deal, Teamsters say


Listen to the article 4 min This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. UPS and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters have reached a tentative deal to use company drivers for half of SurePost packages, Teamsters General President Sean O’Brien said during a Wednesday webinar updating union members on negotiations. If […]

A bad economy can be a good thing


South Africa’s economy has undoubtedly faced many crises in recent years. Still, according to Itumeleng Merafe, head of Business Lending at Investec for Business, these challenges also hold the potential for growth and transformation. Speaking at the annual Road Freight Association (RFA) conference, Merafe highlighted South Africa’s resilience in overcoming significant obstacles, such as the global […]

How Nike, McCormick and others are taking on supply chain emissions


Listen to the article 6 min This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. WASHINGTON — For Nike Chief Sustainability Officer Noel Kinder, Scope 3 emissions are “one of the things that keep me up at night.” Scope 3 is a category comprised of a company’s indirect greenhouse gas emissions up […]

ZEP permit holders get another reprieve


South Africa’s Minister of Home Affairs, Aaron Motsoaledi, has extended the validity of Zimbabwean Exit Permits (ZEP) to 31 December 2023. He had earlier extended the validity of the permits issued to Zimbabwean nationals to 30 June, but the Department of Home Affairs (DoH) said in a statement on Wednesday that “significant developments had taken […]

MSC container ship suffers fire in UAE waters

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An MSC container vessel caught fire off the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on 6 June. According to available information, the fire broke out at an anchorage in the port of Khalifa in Abu Dhabi, the capital of UAE. The country’s National Search and Rescue Center (NSRC) shared the following tweet on 7 June: نفذ المركز […]

Union Pacific, BNSF launch new intermodal services at Port Houston


Listen to the article 2 min This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. Goods passing through Port Houston can now get to several major U.S. markets faster, according to two of the nation’s largest rail carriers. Union Pacific and BNSF are each starting new intermodal services at the port in […]

Tug jetty at Port of Durban completed


Transnet Port Terminals has completed the R107 million construction of a new tug jetty and extension of a previously existing jetty at the Port of Durban to improve efficiency and vessel turnaround time in South Africa’s busiest port. Durban port engineer Malefetsane Setake said the work completed had included the construction of a 110-meter new […]