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Why African ports need to harness technology

African ports needed African solutions that respond to the rapid technology changes in the maritime industry...

12 Dec 2017

Nigeria begins enforcement of 'palletisation of cargoes' January 2018

Days after the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Hameed Ali, accused shipping companies of aiding importation of arms into the country, the federal government has directed all containerised cargoes coming into Nigeria to be on a pallet...

By Kingsley Adeniyi 4 Dec 2017

SA's Droppa plans Cape Town, Durban rollouts next year

South African on-demand logistics startup, Droppa, is planning to expand to Cape Town and Durban in 2018 having established a decent foothold in Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni...

By Tom Jackson 27 Nov 2017

TPT launches SIE automation solution

Transnet Port Terminals has launched its service instruction entry automation system at Durban Ro-Ro Terminal. The solution has been a four-year project that is set to improve the speed at which information is received and exchanged...

27 Nov 2017

The future of African ports is also the future of Africa's economic success

If Africa is to play a meaningful role in world trade and benefit from the rapid global growth, its seaports will be key to ensuring that success...

By Gilbert Saggia 20 Nov 2017

Digital era opens opportunities in maritime industry for South African youth

The face of the maritime industry is being changed by technological advances and digitalisation, opening up opportunities, especially among the youth...

17 Nov 2017

Automation is key for distributors to act fast and meet customer demands

Wholesalers and distributors have to constantly look for ways to better manage their stock holding and streamline their processes, from sales to shipping, and purchasing to warehouse management, in order to retain a competitive edge...

By Samantha Proctor-Parker 16 Nov 2017

Shipping company cleaning up Durban cargo spill

MSC says it has "taken over the clean-up of the harbour in recent days in order to expedite the process"...

By Fred Kockott 7 Nov 2017

Maersk Container Industry appoints new CEO

Sean S. Fitzgerald has been appointed as Maersk Container Industry's new chief executive officer to lead the A.P. Moller - Maersk's Transport & Logistics division in its development of refrigerated and dry containers...

7 Nov 2017

The essential foundation of smart ports

Modern ports are transforming and digitalising, but high-speed connectivity remains the backbone of any attempt to create a genuinely smart port...

By Vino Govender 6 Nov 2017

Freight helps Transnet's profit balloon

State-owned rail and logistics group Transnet has reported a 230% increase in net profit to R3.48bn for the half-year to 30 September 2017...

1 Nov 2017

Autonomous vessels and crewless ships could be coming soon

With human error behind 75% of marine liability losses, there are hopes that autonomous vessels and crewless ships can improve shipping safety...

1 Nov 2017

November sees another fuel price increase

South Africans will see another the fuel price increase on Wednesday, 1 November 2017...

30 Oct 2017

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International

This Indian airport handled close to 1000 flights in a single day

We're not sure what you were up to Friday night, but an airport in India had no time for partying. In fact, Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport this weekend broke the record for the most number of flights handled in a single day by a single airport.

By Andy Walker 28 Nov 2017

Car-sharing firm zips across to petrol vans in bid to cut diesel use

We have all heard of car-sharing schemes. Perhaps you have even used one while visiting other parts of the world, or the Locomute service in SA. Until now they have been about cars and the ability to jump into a vehicle in various cities around the world, drive to your destination and then park it for someone else to use.

23 Nov 2017

Volvo to supply Uber with self-driving cars

Swedish carmaker Volvo Cars said Monday it has signed an agreement to supply "tens of thousands" of self-driving cars to Uber, as the ride-sharing company battles a number of different controversies.

21 Nov 2017

Coming soon to a highway near you: Truck platooning

Should Australian truckies feel a little nervous about the rise of platooning?

By Michael Milford 21 Nov 2017

Rolls-Royce taking steps into the future of civil aerospace

Rolls-Royce announced two new innovative developments at the Dubai Airshow and in tandem at AFRAA's 49th AGA.

15 Nov 2017

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