All posts by Mike Fitzmaurice

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.

One Stop Border Posts: can they work?

Mar 30, 2020No Comments

Beitbridge is set to follow in Chirundu’s footsteps as a One Stop Border Post if relevant changes are not implemented In a recent media release

Future challenges for road freight manageme...

Mar 16, 2020No Comments

With so many challenges currently facing the road freight industry, control and regulation standards are paramount The road freight sector in most of eastern and

Fesarta Transist begins to gain traction

Feb 20, 2020No Comments

Fesarta’s Transist Bureau has been designed to help transport operators resolve problems on routes across southern Africa     The newly formed Fesarta Transist Bureau

Fighting transport crime

Feb 06, 2020No Comments

In an effort to reduce transport crime, Fesarta has partnered with a forensic investigator who specialises in truck hijacking, cargo theft and diesel scams Over

Mayhem at the border

Dec 03, 2019No Comments

Southern Africa’s cross-border transport companies face a tough task – overcoming the violence, corruption and long delays at customs’ posts that have forced some of

Border-post procedures in need of an overha...

Nov 08, 2019No Comments

Border crossings in southern Africa are fraught with disaster – and South Africa is not immune to the probability of falling victim to high-risk incidents

Truck chaos continues

Oct 03, 2019No Comments

In the run up to Transport Month, attacks on truck drivers and vehicles in South Africa remained widespread, coinciding with a spate of in Johannesburg

AfCFTA: will it succeed or fail?

Sep 04, 2019No Comments

When it comes to implementing agreements in Africa, numerous challenges need to be overcome The recently launched Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is under

Reducing cross-border transit risks

Aug 07, 20191 Comment

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