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South African exports drop.

Owing to a decline in coal and iron-ore exports and an increase in oil imports, South Africa saw its trade deficit widen during August. According to business publication, Bloomberg, exports declined by 5.9% to R87.6 billion, led by a 20% drop in shipments of minerals...

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Increased duties on wheat imports

National Treasury has approved increased duties on wheat imports to protect local producers after United States prices of the grain dropped to the lowest in more than five years this month. The tariff increased by 78% to R911.20 a metric tonne – the highest since the...

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SA Scores low in supply chain visibility

Only a small minority of South African businesses can fully account for where their products and services have come from and go to, according to the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS). In a new survey of 645 supply chain managers world-wide, 65% of...

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SA Unemployment

We thought we would share this article from news24. It is a very interesting read.Below is just the start of the article.Read the full article at http://www.fin24.com/Economy/Vavi-SA-teetering-on-a-knife-edge-20150527 " Figures released by Statistics SA reveal a...

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Proposed truck ban by transport minister

We found this article on FTW online. What are your comments. If this was implemented what would the repercussions be. The proposal by transport minister Elizabeth Dipuo Peters to ban trucks for six hours a day will not only clobber the road transport industry, it will...

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Richards Bay Silo event

Ensign Shipping & Logistics, in conjunction with Nadasens Property Trust and Induna Logistics, hosted an event at the Richards Bay Silos on Thursday, 30 April 2015. The event was held in celebration of the successful discharge of the first ever bulk agricultural...

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New BBBEE Compliance rule

Ensign Shipping and Logistics believes in the BBBEE system. This is a very interesting article which mentions the new compliance rules in which companies will have to comply with. http://www.fin24.com/Economy/BEE-compliance-rule-may-hurt-top-companies-20150507 Please...

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Load Shedding Schedule Durban

The updated Load shedding schedule for Ethekwini area. Ensign is all about providing information to our clients quickly and effectively and ensuring you are kept up to date on all matters involving your business. If you are not getting that from your current service...

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The Top Ten Busiest Ports in the World

10. Tianjin port, China In 2013, Tianjin port took just over 13 million TEU, which is a clear 700,000 TEU more than the previous year. (Source: Forbes) 9. Jebel Ali Port, Dubai Jebel Ali handled some 13.64 million TEU in 2013. Work is currently being carried out at...

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