Freight and Trading Weekly – Celebrating 40 years

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Freight and Trading Weekly, was the first Shipping and Freight related magazine that gave this blog a good exposure to the shipping world in South Africa.. This article is dedicated to FTW which turns 40 this year..  For those who might not know, FTW (as it is popularly known), is a weekly digital and print publication dedicated to publishing news articles, … Read more here..

What is a UCR Number and who needs it..

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) requires a Unique Consignment Reference (UCR) number to be reported on all export proceeds.. This has been applicable since July 2009..  This requirement is part of the initiative undertaken by SARB and the Customs unit of the South African Revenue Service (SARS), to implement an automated process for administration and control of cross border … Read more here..

Port delays and its consequences

Lets assume you are shipping a container from Durban to Nairobi which as per the map is not too far and you would expect it to reach Nairobi in a few days time by ship right..?? Wrong !! Currently it could take your container anything between 48-50 DAYS, yes DAYS to get it from Durban to Nairobi.. 🙁 How you … Read more here..

An all women South African ship crew makes history

Proving they are equal to men, an all woman crew recently completed a full voyage with an all women crew in South Africa.. Read more about this achievement..

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