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

AftaRobot minibus taxi app launched

The newly-launched AftaRobot mobile app aims to improve operational efficiency for minibus taxi drivers and associations by providing insight into routing, rideshare capacities, and more of their workforce...

2 days ago

Harare bans kombis from CBD

Harare City Council has banned commuter omnibuses from the central business district (CBD) and is ordering them to operate from new ranks...

By Yeukai Karengezeka 3 days ago

Canadian bank seeks to ground Gupta aircraft

Canada's state export bank says that it went to court to ground the infamous ZS-OAK jet of the Guptas to stop the family from using it to commit crimes or flee from justice...

By Stephan Hofstatter and Genevieve Quintal 21 Feb 2018

First Airbus A350-1000 powered by Trent XWB-97 engine enters service

Rolls-Royce is powering the first Airbus A350-1000 with its Trent XWB-97 engine - the 97,000lb higher thrust version of the Trent XWB...

21 Feb 2018

How technology can save SA airports and travel industry

Securing South Africa's airports is going to involve a lot more than more vigilant travellers and more visible policing...

By Roy Alves 21 Feb 2018

Will Imperial Holdings unbundle logistics, automotive arms?

NEWSWATCH: Imperial Holdings' plans to unbundle Motus, its automotive arm, and Imperial Logistics - which entails transport, warehousing, and distribution management - is still unconfirmed...

By Ilse van den Berg 21 Feb 2018

Two new helicopters to service ports of Durban, Richards Bay

TNPA has commissioned Leonardo S.p.A., formerly Leonardo-Finmeccanica, Finmeccanica and AgustaWestland, to manufacture, supply, and deliver two new helicopters to service the ports of Durban and Richards Bay...

21 Feb 2018

How to know when to upgrade your fleet

If your fleet is made up of cars which are costing more in their service and repair bills and which make you seem unreliable to customers, it could be time to upgrade your fleet...

21 Feb 2018

Guptas and lieutenants were 'secret' passengers on court case flight

South African air charter company Execujet has been accused of flouting international aviation regulations when it failed to declare the identity of five "secret" passengers it flew to Bloemfontein last week...

By Graeme Hosken 20 Feb 2018

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

Uber introduces UK safety measures amid licence battle

LONDON, UK - US ride-hailing app Uber on Friday announced new safety features for its service in Britain, as it appeals against the withdrawal of its licence in London...

19 Feb 2018

Jan Smuts Avenue to be upgraded

The Johannesburg Road Agency has developed a draft design for the upgrading of Jan Smuts Avenue to a dual carriageway from Northwold Drive to Bolton Drive and from 8th Avenue to Kent Road in Rosebank...

By Penwell Dlamini 16 Feb 2018

RwandAir launch of direct route to Cape Town expected to boost tourism, trade and investment

As of 16 May 2018, the Rwandan national carrier will fly directly from Kigali to Cape Town International Airport, with a stop-over in Harare, four times a week...

16 Feb 2018

Understanding the lifespan of vehicle parts: tyres

Fleet and vehicle owners need to realise that many accidents on our roads are caused by worn and old tyres...

By Pieter Niemand 16 Feb 2018

SA Airlink excessive pricing case heads for tribunal

Privately-owned regional carrier SA Airlink is to face prosecution after its passengers on the Johannesburg-Mthatha route overpaid about R100m over five years, the Competition Commission said this week...

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...

16 Feb 2018

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

Temporary road closures for State of the Nation Address (Sona)

The City of Cape Town has advised of temporary road closures to accommodate the State of the Nation Address (Sona) and the opening of Parliament on Friday, 16 February 2018...

15 Feb 2018

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International

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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