Pretoria passenger rail line reopens

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Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has announced that the Hercules line outside Pretoria has been declared safe for the movement of passenger trains. This comes after the line was temporarily closed, leaving morning commuters stranded on Thursday after a freight train derailed at around 23:00 on Wednesday night in Hercules, Pretoria North. TFR told Freight News […]

Port of Long Beach receives grant to enhance security

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The United States Department of Homeland Security has awarded a US$2.72 million grant aimed at enhancing security at the port of Long Beach, in order to ensure the safe and efficient movement of cargo in the wake of an emergency. More specifically, according to the port, the funding is going to modernise its core security […]

As UPS strike concerns grew, more shippers turned to carrier alternatives

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Listen to the article 3 min This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. Dive Brief: Shippers added more carriers to their delivery mix in June and July as many prepared to mitigate disruptions from a potential UPS strike, according to project44 data released this month. The average number of last-mile […]

Maputo port brings on third tug

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The Port of Maputo this week kicked off its 120th anniversary celebrations with the inauguration of its newest tug. With a 75-ton bollard pull, the newly commissioned tugboat, named Ntamo, joins the port’s fleet as the third vessel of its kind, adding muscle to the port’s operational capabilities and elevating its competitive edge. Speaking in […]

Humanitarian corridor’s first vessel arrives in Turkey

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In what was a momentous move the first vessel to leave a Ukrainian Black Sea port since the end of the Grain Deal in July has arrived safely at the port of Ambarli, near Istanbul, Turkey. The Bernhard Schulte-owned Joseph Schulte sailed from Odessa on 16 August, picking up bunker fuel before setting sail on […]

Kraft Heinz names next CEO

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Listen to the article 3 min This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. Dive Brief: The Kraft Heinz Company’s Carlos Abrams-Rivera will take over as chief executive officer starting Jan. 1 after a vote from its board, the company announced. Miguel Patricio, who has served in the position since 2019, will […]

Citrus yields seesaw between China and Europe

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Compared to last season, South Africa’s citrus export volumes to China decreased significantly but the slack was taken up by increased demand from Europe. That’s according to Neil Wan from TopSun Fresh, an importer of citrus into China. On a recent visit to South Africa he explained that volumes to Europe have increased dramatically compared […]

Digital Product Design Trends 2023: 5 Ideas to Try This Year 

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Did you know that you have only seven seconds for your product to make the right first impression? These seven seconds are deciding factors that make or break your chances of getting through to potential customers. Products can be different, but they all have one in common – design. And it’s crucial. Well-thought-out product design […]

4 ways Cainiao is thinking about logistics tech

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Listen to the article 5 min This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. Automation in logistics has evolved from a “nice-to-have tool” to a “value-added resource in the supply chain,” according to Cainiao Group VP and General Manager of Logistics Technology Ding Hongwei. The emergence of generative artificial intelligence, machine […]

WTO rules in favour of US’ tariff spat with China

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The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has ruled that China violated trade concessions it made in joining the UN body when it imposed tariffs on US products. The ruling is in reference to Beijing imposing tariffs worth $2.4 billion on US imports in retaliation to President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminium duties imposed when he was […]