Logistics Trends 2018

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DHL E-commerce MoneyAfrica conference set for Cape Town in March

The fourth DHL E-commerce MoneyAfrica conference, one of the continent's largest e-commerce events, is set to take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 14 to 15 March...

2 days ago

FarEye introduces Drop&Pick parcel shop technology

Drop&Pick is a new parcel shop technology launched by FarEye, a digital logistics platform. Launched in January 2017 the technology facilitates paperless, high-speed, and secure dispatch/delivery of parcels through its parcel shop network...

19 Feb 2018

Kenya's Sokowatch to expand after revenue growth

Kenyan startup Sokowatch, a mobile-based ordering and delivery network for small shops, has revealed plans to expand to Mombasa in the third quarter of this year...

By Tom Jackson 13 Feb 2018

The ongoing collision between tech and the transport and logistics sector

Transport and logistics is fast gaining prominence as a sector to watch globally. Increased intercontinental trade has meant increased connection across different size economies...

By Mandisa Maketa 7 Feb 2018

Taxify and OrderIn: friends with benefits

Ride-hailing company Taxify has partnered up with food delivery business OrderIn, and are set to compete with the likes of Mr D and UberEats...

By Ammaar Sukhadia 6 Feb 2018

Afghan delivery men feel pressure as online sales rise

Afghan courier Sarajuddin stops his motorbike on a dirt road in the heart of war-torn Kabul and calls his customer for directions: "I am in the second street. Which way should I go now?"

6 Feb 2018

AU's free trade area set for launch in March

The long-awaited Free Trade Area (FTA) that aims to increase intra-regional trade within the continent, will be launched in March this year in Kigali...

2 Feb 2018

#BizTrends2018: Startups shaking up the sector

The logistics industry is in the midst of one of the greatest revolutions in history, thanks to digitisation, technology advancing at such a rapid pace, and business owners adopting new, forward-thinking, collaborative business models...

By Ilse van den Berg 30 Jan 2018

Limited growth expected for truck market

According to the latest results released by Naamsa, Associated Motor Holdings, and Amalgamated Automobile Distributors, 2017 saw the South African truck market decline by 2.65% on the previous year's results...

26 Jan 2018

Engen, DSV Bybox simplify parcel send and receive

DSV ByBox is an intelligent and automated parcel locker, which offers the public a secure and convenient means to send or receive parcels...

23 Jan 2018

SA on-demand delivery startup Zulzi to expand nationwide

South African on-demand delivery service Zulzi is to expand to Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria in the coming months from its Johannesburg North base...

By Tom Jackson 23 Jan 2018

Logistics marketplace Bwala Africa launches in Kenya

Logistics marketplace Bwala Africa has launched in Kenya, allowing users to hire cars, trucks and delivery vans and source for repairs, service and maintenance from trusted dealers and mechanics...

By Tom Jackson 19 Jan 2018

Logistics profitability lags due to skills shortage

A shortage of specialised skills that operate the technology optimising the distribution of goods to customers is threatening even the best efforts at scaling operational capability...

17 Jan 2018

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International

Boeing CEO says talks with Embraer making progress

WASHINGTON, US - Partnership talks between Boeing and Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer are making progress but there is "still work to do," Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg says.

16 Feb 2018

Etihad exec's marathon round-the-world journey breaks Guinness World Record

Etihad Airways' high flying executive Andrew Fisher travelled around the globe in the fastest time and in the fewest number of flights - a record-breaking feat with the Guinness World Records officially declaring his successful attempt a world record. Fisher clocked a flying time of 52 hours and 34 minutes, beating the previous record by 3 hours and 13 minutes, and using only four scheduled commercial flights instead of five to achieve his lifelong ambition.

16 Feb 2018

China building huge test site for unmanned ships

BEIJING, China - China has started building the world's largest test site for unmanned ships -- a technology with both civilian and military applications - off a port in the disputed South China Sea, state media said on Tuesday.

14 Feb 2018

European group to bid for Malaysia-Singapore high-speed train

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A powerful European consortium that includes Alstom and Siemens has partnered with a Malaysian firm to bid for a high-speed train project connecting Malaysia and Singapore, the companies announced Monday.

14 Feb 2018

New engine glitch prompts Airbus A320neo delivery delays

PARIS, France - A new glitch causing in-flight shutdowns of the Pratt & Whitney engines that power the Airbus A320neo has prompted some airlines to postpone delivery of the aircraft.

12 Feb 2018

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