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Firm Advice

Our regular columns and sections are all contributions from leading industry figures.

October 20, 2020

Border Management Authority: Consolidation or complication?

Border Management Authority: Consolidation or complication? October 20, 2020 Given our desperate need to grow the economy, it is hoped that the Border Management...

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September 21, 2020

Ensure you are covered!

Ensure you are covered! September 21, 2020 In the freight-forwarding and logistics industry, it is common for high-value cargo to be placed in the...

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August 15, 2020

A lien you can lean on

A lien you can lean on August 15, 2020 Clauses contained in standard trading terms can provide a level of protection for a freight...

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July 10, 2020

Testing times at South African ports thanks to Covid-19

Testing times at South African ports thanks to Covid-19 July 10, 2020 The Covid-19 lockdown regulations have found freight forwarding companies in South Africa...

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May 28, 2020

COVID-19: Does your insurance cover your risk?

At the time of writing, as the national lockdown moves into Stage 4, fortunately the government has realised that without transport there is absolutely...

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March 30, 2020

Risk management in the era of Covid-19

The world is currently dominated by concerns around COVID-19, the effects of which will continue to be felt for some time. From a risk...

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March 9, 2020

Cyber risk and supply chains

New threats and more sophisticated cyber attacks will leave supply chains more vulnerable than ever, unless a comprehensive cyber risk management system is place...

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February 20, 2020

The high cube container conundrum

Will South Africa’s Department of Transport lift its moratorium regarding the transportation of high cube containers? If so, what liability insurance implications does that...

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February 20, 2020

Blockchains and competition law

Transporters developing or using blockchain technology in South Africa must ensure that they do not breach competition law and do not create platforms for...

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December 3, 2019

Matching insurance cover to the logistics chain

Careful analysis of contractual obligations is an important part of ensuring that proper insurance cover is in place when goods are moved through the...

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November 8, 2019

Who is liable when cargo causes damage?

Since cargo owners can be held responsible for the potential of damage or loss that their goods could cause while in transit, they are...

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October 3, 2019

Incoterms 2020: A mix of cosmetic and substantive changes

The main differences between the International Chambers of Commerce Incoterms published last month and those stipulated in the previous edition relate to levels of...

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