Massively elevated freight rates and shipping delays

Disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Suez Canal blockage, ongoing port congestion and vessel omissions are having a crippling effect on supply chains with massive reliability and capacity problems, further resulting in container freight rates at record levels and cargo arriving between two to five weeks later than scheduled. …

Transporting aircraft engine from South Africa to Tel Aviv

A Ziegler customer needed to send an aircraft engine to Israel Aerospace Industries for repairs. Ziegler would have easily achieved this pre-Covid-19 where there was an abundance of flights. However, currently, there are no flights ex-South Africa to Tel Aviv to accommodate the size of the aircraft engine. Due to …

Bottleneck capacity container crunch

Supply chains are finding it difficult to keep up with demand as shipping capacity struggles. Hackett Associates Founder Ben Hackett said. “A number of vessels taken out of service when volumes were low remain in drydock while others are delayed in congested ports, which face a lack of manpower both …

Possible Truck Drivers Shutdown 23- 28 August 2020

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

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 …