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African Union agrees 'substantive' transport deal with China
African Union agrees 'substantive' transport deal with China

China and the African Union agreed Tuesday, 27 January, an ambitious plan to develop road, rail and air transport routes to link capitals across the continent...

28 Jan 2015 12:39

Chinese locomotives to be powered by Rolls-Royce engines
Chinese locomotives to be powered by Rolls-Royce engines

The Chinese locomotive manufacturer CNR Dalian (CNR) and its local South African consortium have placed an order for the delivery of 232 Rolls-Royce MTU Series 4000 engines...

28 Jan 2015 06:31

Uber taxis highlight new compliance challenge
Uber taxis highlight new compliance challenge

The recent controversy over the impounding of Uber taxis in Cape Town highlights a new compliance challenge likely to surface around mobile apps that connect consumers with service providers...

28 Jan 2015 06:50

Load shedding to continue
Load shedding to continue

Eskom says load shedding will continue today...

27 Jan 2015 11:57

Buy on the fly... SAA installs new system
Buy on the fly... SAA installs new system

SAA will this week become the first airline globally to install the SatAuth (Satellite Authorisation System), which will allow for secure credit card transactions anywhere in the skies...

27 Jan 2015 11:15

Transnet Ports announces R9.65bn in infrastructure projects at Saldanha
Transnet Ports announces R9.65bn in infrastructure projects at Saldanha

The Transnet National Port Authority (TNPA) on Monday, 26 January, announced R9.65bn in infrastructure projects at Saldanha Bay, which will enhance its ability to service the offshore oil and gas industry...

By Linda Ensor 27 Jan 2015 08:07

Road is still king of freight
Road is still king of freight

Freight movers in SA still prefer road transport to rail to transport goods locally, hindering Transnet's efforts to get rail-friendly cargo off the roads...

By Andiswa Maqutu 27 Jan 2015 16:28

SAA cancels New York flights
SAA cancels New York flights

South African Airways (SAA) has cancelled flights to and from New York, due to bad weather, it said...

27 Jan 2015 07:17

SAA to receive government guarantee
SAA to receive government guarantee

National carrier South African Airways (SAA) is to receive an additional R6.488bn guarantee, the Ministry of Finance said on Thursday, 22 January...

23 Jan 2015 07:43

BPL logistics engineer wins competition
BPL logistics engineer wins competition

Ben Walters, logistics engineer at Bidvest Panalpina Logistics (BPL), has been named the 2015 South African winner of the Young Freight Forwarder of the Year competition...

23 Jan 2015 10:25

Newly established transport nodes accelerate delivery of affordable housing
Newly established transport nodes accelerate delivery of affordable housing

Developers have recognised the growing demand for affordable housing that's located within close proximity to newly developed roads or transport systems, such as the Gautrain and the Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit System in Gauteng and the MyCiTi bus service in the Western Cape...

22 Jan 2015 09:00

Africa wants its own air transport market by 2017
Africa wants its own air transport market by 2017

African Ministers of Transport have declared their full support for the African Union Commission's proposal for the establishment of a single African air transport market by 2017...

22 Jan 2015 11:02

The time is ripe to expand into the continent and abroad says Smillie
The time is ripe to expand into the continent and abroad says Smillie

Durban-based VIPA Holdings has entered into an alliance with Cargill, the largest grain trading company in the world...

21 Jan 2015 16:00

Solar plane set for landmark round-the-world flight
Solar plane set for landmark round-the-world flight

A plane with the top speed of a homing pigeon is set to embark on a landmark round-the-world flight powered only by the sun's energy, organisers said on Tuesday, 20 January...

21 Jan 2015 10:39

Rural rail network needed
Rural rail network needed

One of the major challenges that has faced the Eastern Cape from its inception in 1994 - and for the geographic area that is now the Eastern Cape, even before then - has been the absence of a sophisticated and efficient transport logistics network...

By Patrick Cull 19 Jan 2015 12:36

E-tolls fee reduction may not lead to buy-in: JPSA
E-tolls fee reduction may not lead to buy-in: JPSA

There "remains little real chance of public acceptance of e-tolling" by Gauteng motorists, despite hints that the Gauteng advisory review panel has proposed a reduction in e-tolls fees, Justice Project South Africa (JPSA) says...

19 Jan 2015 09:14

Zambia's key railway line re-opens after strike
Zambia's key railway line re-opens after strike

A key railway line which links landlocked Zambia to the ports in Tanzania reopened on Friday, 16 January, after a Tanzania high court ruled that the five-day strike action by workers was illegal...

19 Jan 2015 09:43

Minister receives new batch of PRASA locos
Minister receives new batch of PRASA locos

When a new batch of diesel locomotives was docked off the ship at the Cape Town harbour on Wednesday, 14 January, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters walked towards the Afro4002 loco and kissed it...

16 Jan 2015 08:24

Adaption and evolution are key when creating resilient supply chains in Africa
Adaption and evolution are key when creating resilient supply chains in Africa

Business decision-makers should be asking themselves how they can respond quickly to fast-changing customer demand, how they can contain or reduce escalating costs and how they can enter emerging markets without substantially increasing their risk...

16 Jan 2015 12:44

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