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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

GROBLERSBRUG AND KOPFONTEIN ROAD BORDERS CLOSED FOR DECONTAMINATION – 14/07/2020

Jul15
We received confirmation from SAAFF and Port Management that the Groblersbrug and Kopfontein road borders will be closed due to an official who tested positive for Covid-19. The Ports are currently being decontaminated as a deep-clean of facilities was ordered. We will continue to keep you informed on the impact and your

UNASSIGNED CONTAINERS – 07/07/2020

Jul09
Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) advised that the unacceptable high rate of unassigned containers are severely affecting the productivity in the Container Terminals. The direct consequence of uncleared and unassigned containers, is that it contributes to the congestion experienced in evacuating containers from the terminal, whereby additional shuffles are required in