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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 with several major companies in South Africa, as well as overseas exposure with some of the leading transport companies in six European countries. Since 2004 he has established and run Transport Logistics Consultants. In May 2015 he became CEO of Fesarta.

Reducing cross-border transit risks

Aug 07, 2019No Comments

While cross-border freight-transit risks need to be effectively managed, costs associated with lengthy delays at customs points need to be reduced. Fesarta has identified the

Barriers to transport and trade 

Jun 04, 2019No Comments

The road-freight industry faces a continual barrage of new charges and regulations, while there is minimal assistance in removing the many obstacles to efficiency caused

Crashed interstate trade

May 09, 2019No Comments

The reports from Fesarta members of the current situation on the main road corridors of the region make a mockery of the fanfare and verbiage

The yuan road to Africa

Apr 02, 2019No Comments

Ongoing Chinese investment in Africa raises concerns that governments are not fully aware of the risks, nor are they using the money correctly. In many

The lost years and how to recover them 

Mar 14, 2019No Comments

There is clear need for a bold “New Dawn” in the field of transport, but achieving it will not be easy. The recent disclosures of

Cross-border trucking procedures for compli...

Feb 14, 2019No Comments

Both operators and their drivers need to be acutely aware of their responsibilities and obligations when crossing borders in southern Africa. This guide should provide

‘Ere we go … again 

Feb 14, 2019No Comments

As 2019 gains momentum, unworkable transport legislation still hangs thick in the air After 20 years of continual transport of high-cube containers on all the

A (sad) day in the life of a cross-border t...

Dec 12, 2018No Comments

Attacked and threatened by the people who should be protecting them, truck drivers in southern Africa are fearing for their lives Truck drivers in southern

Firey consequences

Oct 12, 2018No Comments

A horrific accident in Tanzania once again reminds us of the importance of properly designed border posts when it comes to dangerous-goods vehicles On the

Going nowhere quickly

Sep 12, 2018No Comments

Is South Africa the “Gateway to Africa” or the “Gateway to Nowhere”? Way back in the 1990s I attended a business seminar hosted by scenario