Durban Chamber - Transport Symposium
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Durban Chamber - Transport Symposium


The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry and eThekwini Municipality invites you to come join the discussion on “The cost of transport”

The following will be discussed:

  • Port tariffs and costs
  • International trends
  • The local post climate
  • Heavy vehicle technology and efficiency
  • City’s Integrated Freight and Logistics Strategy as a means to reduce transport costs and streamline the logistics industry
  • Accident trends in our province, and the economic costs of these accidents
  • Logistics efficiency in the province 


Speakers Include:

Dr Mihalis Chasomeris - Academic Leader for Teaching and Learning at the Graduate School of Business and Leadership, University of KwaZulu-Natal
“Port costs and trends”

Dr Chasomeris received his PhD degree in economics from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He has a sustained record of research in economics, as evidenced by his attendance and presentation at national and international conferences as well as publications in accredited journals. Over the past six years he has been accepted to present papers in South Africa, Greece (2007 and 2011), China (2008), Taiwan (2008), Denmark (2009), Portugal (2010), and Chile (2011). His fields of academic research and experience in international consultancy include maritime transport economics, international trade and transportation costs.

Tim Madgwick - Infrastructure Funding Specialist, Kwa-Zulu Natal Treasury
“A case study of exciting developments in air transportation in KZN”

Tim has qualifications in civil engineering, health and safety and human resources. His current  focus is to link funders with infrastructure projects and to facilitate the process. Additionally, he researchs alternate funding models for public infrastructure, and assists and advises departments, municipalities and entities in the submission of funding applications. Tim also develops and maintains a pipeline of infrastructure projects and co-ordinates the Infrastructure Funding Fair.
Paul Sessions - Transport Economist, Strategic Transport Planning Department, eThekwini Transport Authority
“Integrated Freight & Logistics Strategic Framework & Action Plan for eThekwini”

Paul is involved in the Freight and Logistics sector in eThekwini Municipal Area, conducting long term planning, strategy and policy. He also represents the Transport Authority and Municipality in a number of national, provincial and local forums, including the Presidential Infrastructure Co-ordinations Committee which is responsible for the development of the freight and logistics infrastructure along the Durban â€" Free State â€" Gauteng industrial corridor. Paul also participates and represents the Municipality and Transport Authority on the Durban Port Committee, the KZN Freight Task Group and the Transnet eThekwini Municipality Planning and Infrastructure forum.

.Tuesday, 25 November

08:00 for 08:30 - 12:00
Costs: R300 for members | R350 for non-members
Prices incl VAT
Venue: Riverside Hotel & Spa
4065 Northway Street

Click below link to download info and booking details:
Transport_Symposium_25_November.pdf - 0.2 Mb

Durban Chamber - Transport Symposium

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