Logistics sector joins Cape Industries Showcase
The Cape Logistics Expo and the Temperature Controlled Storage and Distribution Expo will join the established Cape Industries Showcase (CIS), taking place from July 13 to 15, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
CIS currently comprises the Oil and Gas Africa Expo, the Maritime and Offshore Marine Africa Expo and the Empowertec Cape SME Expo.
“Cape Town has not had a dedicated materials handling and logistics exhibition in South Africa for many years,” says event organiser John Thomson.
“Six of South Africa’s eight major marine ports are situated in the Western and Eastern Cape, which jointly handled 7,6 million tonnes of bulk cargo, 3,9 million tonnes of break bulk and 1,8 million containers during 2014. This clearly shows the region’s importance to the logistics sector, and the relevance of the two logistics expos.”
The expos are being backed by a number of leading industry associations. These include the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport South Africa (CILTSA).
“Logistics research and information sharing are key activities of the institute and we always support innovators in transport, logistics and supply chain management,” says Elvin Harris, president of CILTSA.
“The Cape Logistics Expo will have a particular focus on operations in the Eastern and Western Cape. It is a fantastic way to market products and solutions and to discover the latest developments in the industry,” he adds.