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Peak Season is upon us

What is Peak Season in the Freight Forwarding Industry.  By definition, “it’s the time of year when a lot of […]
why is an msds document important

What is MSDS and why is it important?

When booking Hazardous Cargo with an airline or shipping line, one of the questions they would (or should) always ask […]
Freight Rate Increases

Airfreight rates up as capacity comes under pressure

Airfreight rates from key Asian hubs continued to climb last week as ocean capacity shortages and personal protective equipment shipments […]
interesting facts about the shipping industry

Interesting Things about the Freight Forwarding Industry

Still the Greenest Transportation Option You may think that vehicles as large as tankers and freight carriers have a pretty […]
History of the shipping container

The History of the Shipping Container created in 1956

Most people don’t understand or recognize the significance of the humble shipping container. Before shipping containers, all goods were manually […]
Coronavirus, COVID-19, shipping, imports, exports, forwarding, airfreight

Coronavirus Level 4 Update

This week sees a new week in the South African COVID-19 lockdown at level 4, starting a phased economic opening. […]
shipping, imports, exports, coronavirus, forwarding

Coronavirus Update

Preventative measures to stop the spread of the Coronavirus are being utilised with many companies in China choosing to have […]
General Average, Shipping, Imports, Exports, maritime insurance, forwarding

General Average

A container carrier recently declared General Average following an incident that occurred on board one of their vessels on the […]
customs duty, imports, exports, sean freight, air freight, freight forwarding

How is customs duty & vat calculated on imported goods?

Every single item which is imported into South Africa, no matter by what means of transport; airfreight, seafreight, courier etc. […]
Incoterms, shipping, import, export, sea freight, ocean freight, forwarding

Incoterms 2020

What is the meaning of Incoterms and why do they play a crucial role in international trade when buying or […]

IMO 2020 Tariff Adjustments

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) will implement a new E-Emission target set to take effect from 1 January 2020. Shipping […]

Temporary Import vs ATA Carnet

On the back of last month’s newsletter which focused on the upcoming film season in South Africa, this month we […]

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