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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 to Nairobi.. ūüôĀ How you … Read more here..

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What is Short Ship and Short Land..??

What is Short Ship and Short Land..?? – was one of the questions asked by a reader of this blog.. A simple and basic question.. Short Ship – refers to a container that reaches the container terminal within the stack period for a certain ship, but is left behind by the operator of the vessel due to many reasons.. Reasons … Read more here..

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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‚Äôs ice-strengthened polar research vessel.. ¬†The ship recently completed a five day¬†voyage¬†with an all woman crew and on her arrival in Port Elizabeth … Read more here..

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