November 1 - Shipping line Safmarine has successfully introduced a new forum aimed at assisting its customers in finding solutions to business-critical challenges.

The focus of the first Safmarine Business Link forum, held in October 2012, was on the logistical challenges of importers in South Africa's land locked Gauteng province, the country's economic hub and richest province.

According to Dieter Veening, Safmarine southern African sales executive: "Safmarine's aim in hosting this forum was to openly discuss and assist in identifying solutions to the port- and rail-related issues facing our customers."