Featured in TMH 2024
EXPECTATIONS FOR 2024
The average new year’s resolution lasts just 3.74 months, according to the Forbes Health/One Poll survey for 2024. Only 8% of 1,000 respondents tended to stick with their goals for one month, while 22% lasted two months, another 22% lasted three months, and 13% lasted four months.
Structuring sustainability in Africa’s image
At times, it feels a little bit like everyone is throwing all their eggs into the electric mobility basket, and that South Africa and other developing countries are clinging to the coattails of European advances, instead of visualising their own path forward.
The metamorphosis of supply chain management
Is your organisation’s supply chain a crawling caterpillar or has it morphed into a sprightly, soaring butterfly? MJ Schoemaker, president of SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management in Southern Africa, writes that supply chains have had to change dramatically in recent years.
Domestic sales of new light commercial vehicles, bakkies and mini-buses at 10,871 units during January 2024 recorded an increase of 248 units, or a gain of 2.3%, over the 10,623 light commercial vehicles sold during January 2023.
Sales within the medium commercial vehicle segment at 520 units reflected an increase of 61 units, or a gain of 13.3%, compared to the 459 medium vehicle sales recorded in January 2023.
The heavy truck and bus segments of the industry reflected a positive performance during the month at 1,455 units, which is an increase of 106 vehicles, or a gain of 7.9%, compared to the 1,349 units sold during the corresponding month last year.
Stig Hoffner works at Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara Aktiebolag (LKAB), a state-owned Swedish mining company. The company mines iron ore at Kiruna and Malmberget in northern Sweden. Hoffner loves his job so much that he doesn’t want to retire. Why? Because he gets to drive Scania’s electric truck every day. Since late 2022, LKAB has used the truck at the company’s iron ore mine in Malmberget. The Scania 25P XT all-electric heavy tipper can carry 49 tonnes of load and transports residual products. Watch The Stig (sorry, we couldn’t resist that) and his truck in action here!
Our regular columns and sections are all contributions from leading industry figures.
Bazil Govender is executive manager of SABOA. Readers are encouraged to join SABOA; in so doing, they will qualify for free access to the digital edition of FOCUS on Transport & Logistics magazine.
Chris Hattingh is Executive Director at the Centre for Risk Analysis, board member at the Free Market Foundation, member of the Advisory Council of the Initiative for African Trade and Prosperity, and a senior fellow at African Liberty.
Mike Fitzmaurice is the CEO of the Federation of East and Southern Africa Road Transport Associations (Fesarta). He has 42 years of experience in the transport and logistics industry.
Nick Porée is a transport economist and freight transport consultant; he has more than 40 years of experience as a consultant in freight operations management, systems development, training, and transport research.
Peter Lamb is a director in the Norton Rose Fulbright admiralty and shipping team, based in Durban. He focuses on shipping, logistics and marine insurance law.
Malcolm Hartwell is a director based in Durban. He is the team leader for transport and has been with Norton Rose Fulbright since 1994.
Carol Holness is a senior associate in the Norton Rose Fulbright admiralty and transport team based in Durban. She focuses on shipping, admiralty and international trade issues as well as marine, transport and logistics insurance.
Vanil Bagwandeen is a senior associate in the transport team based in the Norton Rose Fulbright Durban office. He is a transport lawyer and specialises in admiralty, logistics and international trade law.
Andrew Robinson is a director at Norton Rose Fulbright and head of Transport for Africa and practice group leader for Disputes.
Kirsten Mullins is a corporate and commercial lawyer based at Norton Rose Fulbright in Cape Town. She focuses on mergers and acquisitions and related work, commercial agreements and admiralty matters.
Abongile Swana is an Associate based in Durban. She is primarily a transport lawyer who deals with the litigation aspects of international trade, shipping, admiralty, marine insurance, transport, logistics and marine environmental law.
Richard Steinbach is an associate at Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa based in Cape Town. He specialises in dispute resolution for commercial, insurance and transport related matters.
Associate designate Yasmine Wilson is a shipping and logistics lawyer based in Durban. Her areas of expertise include international trade, admiralty litigation, customs and excise, as well as advising on charter parties, bulk cargo purchase and sale agreements.
Tegan Lambert is a candidate attorney in Norton Rose Fulbright's admiralty and transport team based in Durban. She is currently assisting the shipping team on many matters, including general average claims, marine insurance matters and general maritime casualty matters.
Retail logistics expert Dr Michael Schedlbauer works as industry manager for grocery retail at the corporate headquarters of TGW Logistics Group in Marchtrenk, Austria. After working in a variety of operational and strategic roles at Siemens AG for eight years, Schedlbauer joined TGW in 2016.
Patrik Glas Crommert is currently MD of Scania Finance Southern and Eastern Africa. He has spent the last 20 years in finance and general management positions in large corporates, of which the last 10 were in Africa.
Justin Manson is the sales director of Webfleet Solutions, one of the world's leading telematics solution providers, dedicated to fleet management, vehicle telematics and connected car services.
Logistics Log is a regular column penned by members of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in South Africa (CILTSA). Devlyn Naidoo is a member of the management team and the New Generation Forum of CILTSA.
Talking Trade is a monthly FOCUS column tackling the broader topic of trade. It is penned by CHRIS HATTINGH, board member at the Free Market Foundation, member of the Advisory Council of the Initiative for African Trade and Prosperity, and senior fellow at African Liberty.
Logistics Log is a regular column penned by members of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in South Africa (CILTSA). This column was penned by Elvin Harris (CMILT), CILTSA president. He is also a member of the management team and the New Generation Forum of CILTSA.
FOCUS on Freight is a regular column by the South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF). This one is penned by its chairperson, Dr Juanita Maree.
Logistics Log is a regular column penned by members of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in South Africa (CILTSA). This column was penned by Sandile Khoza CMILT, CILTSA Council Member and Next Generation Champion.
Logistics Log is a regular column penned by members of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in South Africa (CILTSA). This column was penned by Charles Dey, CILTSA Education and Training Champion and CILT Fellow. Click here to learn more about CILTSA and the many benefits of membership.