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Engen, DSV Bybox simplify parcel send and receive

DSV ByBox is an intelligent and automated parcel locker, which offers the public a secure and convenient means to send or receive parcels...

6 hours ago

SA on-demand delivery startup Zulzi to expand nationwide

South African on-demand delivery service Zulzi is to expand to Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria in the coming months from its Johannesburg North base...

By Tom Jackson 11 hours ago

Logistics profitability lags due to skills shortage

A shortage of specialised skills that operate the technology optimising the distribution of goods to customers is threatening even the best efforts at scaling operational capability...

17 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Industry 4.0: A disruptive revolution or simply evolution?

Historic industrial revolutions have led to the "silent generation" (the likes of Warren Buffet and the Beatles) bearing witness to both pre- and post- liberated populations...

By Benji Coetzee 10 Jan 2018

How Africa can negotiate an effective continental free trade area agreement

African countries are forging ahead to complete negotiations for a continental free trade area between 55 countries by early next year...

By Calestous Juma 2 Jan 2018

Nigeria's Yesharvest launches agri-commerce platform

Nigerian startup Yesharvest has launched a zero-inventory e-commerce platform for fresh farm produce that allows users to purchase from farmers...

By Tom Jackson 19 Dec 2017

Daimler delivers its first all-electric trucks in Europe

Daimler has delivered its first fully-electric lorries to companies in Europe, as the global race to mass produce the first generation of "green trucks" heats up. This is the future of urban distribution transport...

18 Dec 2017

Hauling steadily into an electric era

Tesla boss Elon Musk had always promised to create an electric truck. The rest of the industry has been working on greener solutions for years with options ranging from Euro 6 diesel engines to hybrids, gas and even electric...

15 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

MakeMeMobile expands its operations, creates new division

Mobile enterprise solutions provider MakeMeMobile is expanding its operations, moving premises to house its growing team and to accommodate its larger mobility helpdesk and national repair centre...

24 Nov 2017

SA's WumDrop acquired by Makro

Cash and carry chain store Makro has acquired a majority stake in South African last mile delivery startup WumDrop, in a move that will allow it to speed up delivery of orders...

By Tom Jackson 22 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

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

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International

Daily Mail returns to Virgin Trains after outcry

LONDON, UK: Virgin boss Richard Branson on Monday said he would resume offering the right-wing tabloid the Daily Mail on his trains after a decision not to stock them sparked accusations of censorship last week.

17 Jan 2018

Extreme cold sparks chaos in Canada airports

MONTREAL, Canada: Snow, lengthy de-icing procedures and missing crews created havoc at Canada's main airports on Monday, with hundreds of flights cancelled or delayed out of the country's biggest city Toronto.

2 Jan 2018

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