DBSA helps Transnet prepare for private participation






The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) is to work with Transnet to help South Africa’s ports and freight-rail operator prepare projects for private participation as the company’s container terminals are regarded as among the least efficient in the world.

This has prompted South Africa’s presidency to propose a plan that would see many of the ports and key rail lines concessioned to private operators that would also be responsible for modernising the dilapidated infrastructure.

The state company has gone some way toward including private participation in its networks. It’s finalising an agreement with the Philippines’ International Container Terminal Services Inc to help run and expand Africa’s biggest container port in Durban. It’s also seeking private operators for a citrus terminal and the key rail-freight line between Durban and South Africa’s industrial heartland of Gauteng, the province where Johannesburg and Pretoria are located.

Source:  FreshPlaza

South Africa’s logistics crisis: lion’s share of economy at risk

Via FTA: https://www.freightnews.co.za/article/south-africas-logistics-crisis-lions-share-economy-risk?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-news-2023-11-28&utm_content=south-africa%E2%80%99s-logistics-crisis–lion%E2%80%99s-share-of-economy-at-risk
Sixty per cent of South Africa’s economy is at risk because of the “high inefficiencies and infrastructural collapse” that have led to the country’s current crisis of state-owned logistics capacity, says Dr Juanita Maree of the South Africa Association of Freight Forwarders (Saaff).

South Africa’s logistics crisis: RFA lays into government and SOEs

Via FTW : https://www.freightnews.co.za/article/south-africas-logistics-crisis-rfa-lays-government-and-soes?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-news-2023-11-28&utm_content=south-africa%27s-logistics-crisis–rfa-lays-into-government-and-soes
In one of the strongest expressions yet about the utter neglect, intransigence and lack of urgency to address the collapse of supply chain efficiencies in South Africa, the Road Freight Association (RFA) has laid into the government about the state of its logistics utility, Transnet.

South Africa ramps up egg and poultry imports

VIA FTW: https://www.freightnews.co.za/article/south-africa-ramps-egg-and-poultry-imports?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-news-2023-11-16&utm_content=south-africa-ramps-up-egg-and-poultry-imports
Egg stock levels in South Africa are replenishing steadily, and the government is continuing to process import permit applications for products to ensure sufficient supplies ahead of the festive season.

Crippling costs to police truck gridlock in Richards Bay

Via FTW: https://www.freightnews.co.za/article/crippling-costs-police-truck-gridlock-richards-bay?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-news-2023-11-16&utm_content=crippling-costs-to-police-truck-gridlock-in-richards-bay
The escalating expenses associated with managing the trucking logjam at the Port of Richards Bay have compelled the uMhlathuze Local Municipality to seek intervention from the Presidency to address the issue.

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