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'Personal flying machine' maker plans deliveries this year

A Silicon Valley "flying car" startup, reportedly backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, released a video of its Kitty Hawk prototype... [video]

1 day ago

New thermal test chamber for refrigerated vehicles

A test chamber for refrigerated vehicles has been built in Johannesburg and will be managed by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS).

2 days ago

Sustainable transport fostering social, economic, environmental development

Sustainable Development Goals of Sustainable Transport and Peace conference held at United Nations, Geneva discussed sustainable transport in fostering social, economic and environmental development.

2 days ago

Drone industry closing the skills gap through training

A plethora of job opportunities exists for drone pilots, an untapped sector ready and waiting to train students, address the lack of skills in the industry, and boost the country's employment rate.

12 Apr 2017

Hermes to deploy 1500 emission-free delivery vehicles

STUTTGART, Germany: Hermes and Mercedes-Benz Vans have entered into a strategic partnership which will see the courier company receive electric vehicles for its fleet.

10 Apr 2017

Bell Equipment announces a 30% black-woman-owned empowerment transaction

Bell Equipment, a manufacturer and distributor of heavyweight equipment, announced that it had entered into a broad-based black economic empowerment agreement with SiBi Capital, an entity entirely owned and managed by black women...

6 Apr 2017

Adcock opts to snap up Virtual Logistics

Adcock Ingram has acquired private group Virtual Logistics, a national and cross-border fine-distribution firm, as it looks to expand its distribution capacity...

By Alistair Anderson 4 Apr 2017

How efficient is your freight management system?

In the logistics world, freight management is an essential aspect of getting your cargo from point A to point B. It's also a complex process, that has many moving parts - pun intended...

By Mike Challman 31 Mar 2017

New professional driver service launches in Nigeria

Drivers NG recently launched in Nigeria to make the job of selecting and hiring professional drivers easier for individuals and businesses in the country...

27 Mar 2017

SA e-courier startup Pargo raises $1.2m

South African e-courier startup Pargo has closed a R15 million ($1.2 million) funding round led by SAAD Investment Holdings...

By Gabriella Mulligan 24 Mar 2017

Using data to streamline the supply chain

Companies invest in many systems to power the supply chain: warehouse management systems, transportation management systems, ERP platforms....

By Kerry Hope 16 Mar 2017

Massive growth predicted for cross-border e-commerce in sub-Saharan Africa

Cross-border online retail volumes are predicted to increase at an annual average rate of 25%...

28 Feb 2017

DHL rolls out On Demand Delivery in sub-Saharan Africa

Developed in response to significant growth in premium cross-border e-commerce volumes, DHL Express has launched its On Demand Delivery service in sub-Saharan Africa...

21 Feb 2017

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International

Alitalia workers reject rescue plan

ROME, Italy: Alitalia workers have rejected a restructuring deal from the company's management and unions to save the ailing carrier, Italian media reported Monday.

2 days ago

Lufthansa launches cricket-themed campaign

Lufthansa has launched a marketing campaign celebrating more flights to India, pitching its shoot at the Edgbaston Cricket Stadium.

11 Apr 2017

Ethiopian Cargo connects Africa, Europe with new routes

Ethiopian Cargo has launched two new cargo routes to Europe: Milan, Italy and Zaragoza, Spain.

6 Apr 2017

Mango chairman moving to London-listed Fastjet

Rashid Wally, chairman of low-cost airline Mango, has resigned and taken up a similar role at the African airline Fastjet in London.

By Karl Gernetzky 3 Apr 2017

China's Alibaba to set up logistics hub in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Alibaba and Malaysia announced on Wednesday that they will set up a logistics and e-commerce hub in the Southeast Asian country to boost small and medium-sized companies, a first for the internet giant outside China.

23 Mar 2017

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