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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...

23 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

R650m Louwlardia development launched

Fortress Income Fund has launched the R650m A-grade logistics facility Louwlardia Logistics Park which is currently under development alongside the N1 in Centurion...

2 Mar 2017

FSDEA commits to $180 million investment in port infrastructure

Angola's sovereign wealth fund, Fundo Soberano de Angola, has committed to invest $180 million in a strategic deep sea port in Angola. This investment will create the first deep sea water port in Angola...

26 Jan 2017

Multimodal West Africa '17 to improve Nigeria's transport and logistics business

In March 2017, Nigeria's transport and logistics experts will gather for Multimodal West Africa 2017. Industry stakeholders believe that the exhibition will adequately reposition the transport and logistics sector...

26 Jan 2017

Imperial partners with LMI Holdings to position Ghana as trading hub for West Africa

Imperial Logistics has partnered with Ghanaian conglomerate LMI Holdings to form Imperial LMI Logistics with the aim to deliver world-class logistics services in Ghana and West Africa...

23 Jan 2017

Costco to pay $11.75m over medical prescriptions

LOS ANGELES - Warehouse retail giant Costco has agreed to pay $11.75 million to settle allegations that some of its pharmacies improperly filled prescriptions for controlled substances, federal officials announced Thursday...

20 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: What does 2017 hold for supply chains?

Supply chain trends will continue to be driven by the need to support business in meeting customer expectations while continuing to better manage and control costs...

By Mungo Park 12 Jan 2017

Multi-million rand logistics and retail park to be developed at N2 Business Estate

The logistics and retail park will further establish the Cornubia multi-use development as...

11 Jan 2017

#BestofBiz 2016: Logistics & Transport

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors...

12 Dec 2016

Embattled Dawn reports loss for six months to end-September

Building supplies group Distribution and Warehousing Network (Dawn) announced on Wednesday, 16 November, a 10% drop in revenue to R2.4bn for the six months to end-September...

By Pericles Anetos 17 Nov 2016

TFG looks to drones, collection points to facilitate customer deliveries

Few South Africans are at home during standard delivery times to accept their parcels and the country has a high level of informal housing, with no formal street addresses for delivery. These unique demands in the South African online shopping context require innovative thinking around delivery and returns...

15 Nov 2016

How to prepare for Black Friday deals and delivery

From negotiating deals with suppliers to ensuring delivery logistics run smoothly, PriceCheck and Parcelninja's CEOs, Kevin Tucker and Justin Drennan respectively, team up ahead of Black Friday to provide some key insights retailers should be thinking about...

14 Nov 2016

Curbing goods-in-transit heists through live proactive mobile monitoring

Logistics companies, with their bulk access to high-value consumer goods, are very profitable targets for crime syndicates...

By Mark Chertkow 2 Nov 2016

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