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Container brothers pack it in

Two of Cape Town’s most successful industrialists, brothers Neil and Cecil Jowell, have retired after more than six decades of involvement at the ever-morphing transport business Trencor. Neil and Cecil are the sons of the late Joe Jowell, who founded Trencor – then trading as Jowells Garage and Transport – as a humble motor dealership and one truck transport business in Springbok in the late twenties.

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Cargo insurance vital as maritime losses grow

More than 190 maritime incidents were reported in the six months from January to June 2014, ranging from the grounding of cargo ships, collisions at sea and in port, water ingress, engine failure through to suspected piracy - with the crew, ships and cargo reported missing for months on end. These perils represented significant financial losses tocargo owners without the requisite marine insurance to protect their financial interests in their cargo, and in particular, for general average losses. 
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