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Possible Truck Drivers Shutdown 23- 28 August 2020

Aug19
We have received notification of an official notice from the ATDF circulating, regarding a planned shutdown by truck drivers. Although the reports are still unconfirmed and there has been little action from previous threats, we want our customers to be aware of the possibility of a shutdown, as this will

GRI / PSS Notification – 18/08/2020

Aug18
Kindly be advised that we have received notification from shipping lines regarding the implementation of a General Rate Increase (GRI) / Peak Season Surcharge (PSS), effective 15th August 2020 to all South African Ports. Please note that the cost will be billed separately due to the variance in rates being

SUMMER HOLIDAY IN ITALY 10 – 23 AUGUST 2020

Aug18
The Italian Summer Holidays takes place from 10 August until 23 August 2020, most suppliers, factories and transporters will be closed for the holiday. This might cause delays to Standard Schedules, specifically truck pick-up and deliveries. Regions in Italy: North: Possible delay in week 33 and 34 Middle: Closed in

VESSEL AND PORT DELAYS – 04/08/2020

Aug04
We have received notifications from carriers, advising of several issues that will affect vessel schedules, expected arrival dates and added strain on export bookings due to space limitations. Crew members testing positive for Covid-19 resulting in vessels not being allowed to enter ports and instructed to stay at anchorage for the

PORT DELAYS – OCEAN FREIGHT 16/07/2020

Jul16
Unfortunately we are still experiencing Port Congestion in South Africa due to poor productivity of the ports, failure on equipment maintenance and shift shut downs due to positive COVID cases within port staff. The recent bad weather also contributed to further delays. Currently the dwell times in Durban range between 5-10 days, Coega