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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

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

New township delivery service pilots in Ekurhuleni

A new retail home delivery service for townships, funded by the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), has launched in Ekhuruleni...

14 Feb 2017

Amazon to build its own $1.5bn air freight hub

Online retail colossus Amazon recently said it will strengthen its distribution muscle and create US jobs by building its first air freight hub...

2 Feb 2017

New wave of robots set to deliver the goods

The robots of the future will be coming soon, rolling along at a lumbering pace with those goods you just ordered. The six-wheeled, knee-high robots from startup Starship Technologies are part of a new wave of automated systems...

30 Jan 2017

New African railways ride on Chinese loans

Earlier this month, the first train rumbled down the tracks of a $3.4 billion electric railway connecting landlocked Ethiopia with Djibouti and its access to the Red Sea...

By Salem Solomon 27 Jan 2017

UberEATS launches in Cape Town

Having launched in Johannesburg four months ago, UberEATS, an on-demand food delivery app powered by Uber, will start serving Cape Town...

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

Mercedes-Benz Vans invests in robot startup

Mercedes-Benz Vans has invested in Starship Technologies, a startup developing ground-based, autonomous delivery robots...

23 Jan 2017

TFG introduces geolocation delivery option

TFG has introduced an online delivery option called Deliver 2 Me, which uses geolocation services to avoid the need for specific street delivery addresses...

19 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

Serco to capitalise on new technology and innovation in 2017

Staying abreast of global trends and innovations is an important part of how Serco strives to give its customers the edge in a competitive African market...

10 Jan 2017

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