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Row over R18m damage to ship in Cape dry dock

A 2400-TON ship is at the centre of a row over R18-million damage it sustained in an embarrassing dry dock blunder at the Cape Town harbour...

3 days ago

DHL Express launches entrepreneurial training program

DHL Express recently launched its ‘Growing Beyond Borders' entrepreneurial training programme in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)...

17 Mar 2017

MSC digital innovation brings latest customer-centric technology to the sea

After three years of working with over eleven of the world's leading digital, tech and behavioural science experts, MSC Cruises unveiled its fleet-wide digital innovation programme, MSC for Me...

13 Mar 2017

Port of PE transitions into smart port

In line with the national strategy for South Africa's ports, the creation of a smart port in Port Elizabeth (as seen in Europe and the Far East) will embrace smart energy, logistics, processes, environment and management...

13 Mar 2017

Lagos to host MMWA West Africa Expo

The Multimodal West Africa 2017 (MMWA) exhibition and conference will take place from 14-16 March 2017 at the Landmark Event Centre on Victoria Island, Lagos...

10 Mar 2017

Marine insurance is a risky business

Today marine insurance covers all forms of cargo, across all modes of transport be it ocean vessels, ferries, barges, road, rail and even courier services...

By Adriaan Bester, 7 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

Harbour eatery all at sea

Panama Jacks has become an institution in Cape Town. But the eatery at the Table Bay Harbour has been given its marching orders by Transnet...

28 Feb 2017

SA Maritime Industry Conference from 5-7 April 2017

The South African International Maritime Institute will host the 2nd South African Maritime Industry Conference (SAMIC) in Port Elizabeth from 5-7 April 2017...

22 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

Protecting goods in transit with proactive surveillance and live monitoring

The transport and logistics sector faces a unique challenge when it comes to securing goods end-to-end throughout the transport process...

By Laurence Smith 3 Feb 2017

Drone technology in the maritime industry

Two years ago, Amazon promised that it would one day deliver packages by unmanned aerial devices, also known as drones...

By Anisa Govender 2 Feb 2017

Riverbed supports Maersk Line's digitalisation strategy

In a five-year contract, Riverbed Technology will support Maersk Line's strategy to become the digital leader within the shipping sector...

30 Jan 2017

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