Johannesburg – Foschini[JSE:FOS] on Tuesday said it has bought luxury menswear brand Fabiani for an undisclosed amount, giving it entry into the high wealth customer segment that only a few of its brands currently tap into. Fabiani was established in 1978 and originally became renowned for the exceptional cut of its suits, quality fabric and


Italian ro-ro shipping line Ignazio Messina celebrated a double milestone in Johannesburg last week – its 90th anniversary which coincided with a $300m investment in new vessels for the SA trade route. The line recently placed an order with the South Korean Daewoo Shipyard for four of the biggest ro-ro container vessels in the world.


Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific, the world’s largest scheduled airline cargo carrier, has announced its cargo volume fell 10.1% in September to 131 443-tonnes year-on-year, the sixth consecutive monthly decline. Figures include the performance of its unit Dragonair. Together their cargo and mail load factor was down five percentage points to 64.8%. Capacity, measured in available


The International Air Cargo Association has renewed its call for action against the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). It has called on other associations, businesses and international governments to intensify efforts to bring about a review of the scheme after the Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) recommended

Top Gauteng exporter to be named

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The Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Johannesburg will name the 2011 JCCI Gauteng Exporter of the Year at an award ceremony to be held at the Johannesburg Country Club on November 2. The primary objective for this year has been to attract and expose small and medium companies in the export market. There’s universal

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We are currently being affected by the numerous delays at the Durban port. Standing time, overtime costs and vehicle detention are some of the costs being incurred as a loss to businesses. Turnaround time is slow and we are unable to effect prompt delivery to clients. Navis is not always updated correctly resulting in futile

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Shipping line Safmarine has claimed that the addition of Beira and an eastbound Toamasina call on the Safari 3 weekly shipping service between Southern Africa and Asia will help boost trade between southern Africa and Asia. Said Alan Mileham, Safmarine’s Far East-SA trade manager: “Until now the majority of eastbound cargo shipped from central and