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Freight and Trading Weekly – Celebrating 40 years

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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An all women South African ship crew makes history

Further to my previous post paying tribute to women in shipping in South Africa and everywhere else, SA women have put themselves on top again by completing a five day voyage with an all woman crew.. The SA Agulhas is South Africa’s ice-strengthened polar research vessel..  The ship recently completed a five day voyage with an all woman crew and on […]

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