Ziegler is now an AEO (Authorised Economic Operator)

Ziegler South Africa is pleased to share that in December 2023 we were accredited as an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) by SARS. Ziegler has received both the Level 1 (Compliance) and Level 2 (Safety and Security) accreditations, the highest level of accreditation available to the industry. The AEO programme is …

Onboard – Autumn 2023

Dear readers, Your forwarding and logistics service provider – Ziegler – is delighted to offer you two new formats within our customer service spectrum: LinkedIn Audio and Ziegler’s Logistics Lounge – your new podcast. We got the ball rolling first in Hamburg – on the subject of customs – and …

Unlocking E-Commerce Success – Navigating Logistics Challenges

In the fast-paced world of e-commerce, the role of logistics has never been more crucial. That’s why we compiled this e-book as a fully comprehensive guide to understanding the pivotal role that logistics plays in the success of e-commerce businesses. Whether you’re a small startup or a medium-sized enterprise, the …

South African Port Issues and Congestion Surcharges

The ports on the coast of South Africa are facing serious issues. The coastal regions have been on the receiving end of heavy rains, high swells, and gusting winds recently. This did not only impact the ocean side operations but also impacted the landside operation. Cranes cannot offload vessels in …

High level overview of shipping line rates since 2019

Global Container Freight Rate Index from January 2019 to April 2023 (in US Dollars) Container freight rates oscillated dramatically between January 2019 and April 2023. The year 2021 saw an especially steep increase in global freight rates, reaching a record price of nearly 10,400 U.S. dollars in September 2021. In April …