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

Thursday, 13 October 2011 by

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


A debt default by Greece could have disastrous consequences for Portugal, which must take steps to avoid the fall-out from such an event, said Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho. According to Business Report, Passos Coelho, whose government is rushing to differentiate Portugal from Greece in its efforts to meet the terms of its own bailout

Durban Port Congestion

Thursday, 22 September 2011 by

Bad planning and lack of accountability from authorities at the Durban Harbour is costing millions, say operators. BAD planning and lack of accountability from authorities in the Durban Harbour were blamed for the poor truck turnaround time and congestion at the two container terminals in Bayhead Road.Truck operators say the delays have cost them and

Charity Day

Saturday, 03 September 2011 by

Here at InHouse Crown each staff member of the Operations department get the opportunity to arrange a charity event of their choice. The first event was assisting DARG in Hout Bay. This is the second event that Operations have participated with and collected donations of clothing, food and toys. Helping Angels is a registered non-profit


Independent forwarders have seen a major increase in contracts to meet the shipping needs of major global companies. But what has driven these companies to increasingly turn to the independent sector and what benefits have they gained? In the good times prior to the financial crisis beginning in 2007, global corporations entered complex strategic partnership

Big plans for Kenya ports

Thursday, 14 July 2011 by

In the past five years total traffic at the Port of Mombasa has grown from 14.4 to around 19 million tons in 2010 reflecting a growth rate of about 7%. “This is almost more than double the world average – and similarly we have also registered a growth rate of nearly 9-9.8% for container traffic,”


The SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Confidence Index (BCI) decreased from 102.4 in June 2011 to 99.0 in July 2011 – the lowest level so far for 2011. This is the first time since February 2010 that the year-on-year BCI has been negative albeit by only 0.4 of an index point. The month-on-month