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Pick n Pay ups Gauteng service with dedicated online distribution centre

Pick n Pay has launched a dedicated online distribution centre in Gauteng, which is expected to significantly improve service to online shoppers in the province...

15 hours ago

C1 truck drivers also need specialised training

Little attention is given to C1 category vehicles or ‘Sprinters' and the skills required to safely transport loads in them. To this effect, Masterdrive is now offering specialised training for medium commercial vehicle drivers...

21 Jul 2017

FTA releases updated Drivers' Handbook for truck drivers

Freight Transport Association has published a fully updated version of its Drivers' Handbook, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Trucks, containing key compliance information which must be provided to all drivers...

20 Jul 2017

Plato, Zeno software optimise transport management

ID Logistics South Africa has embarked on a secondary transport optimisation programme with an aim to decrease costs and improve efficiencies across operations...

14 Jul 2017

Physical internet: rethinking logistics

Sending goods through open channels as easily as information via the internet - that is the vision of the physical internet (PI). It applies the principle of exchange of standardised data packets to material flows...

10 Jul 2017

New global ransomware attack disrupts thousands of companies

NEWSWATCH: This week saw another global ransomware attack spread across the globe affecting big companies such as WPP, Maersk, and FedEx, among many others...

By Ilse van den Berg 30 Jun 2017

Market distribution network to informal retail reaches 60,000 spaza shops

More than 20% of consumer spend sits in informal retail channels, an opportunity largely unnoticed by brands due to the complex landscape, wide spatial distribution...

26 Jun 2017

Imperial Sasfin Logistics wins Nando's contract

Imperial Sasfin Logistics has been awarded a 4PL (fourth party logistics services) contract to supply Nando's bastings, sauces, spices, marinades and packaging to Nando's restaurants...

23 Jun 2017

Longer wait for Kenyans to fly drones

Kenyans will wait longer to fly drones following a delay in issuing a gazette notice guiding the use of aerial unmanned vehicles (AUVs)...

22 Jun 2017

Training and testing commercial drivers is crucial

Transport and logistics companies often find themselves coming under fire when their drivers are involved in reckless driving incidents - particularly when substance abuse is involved...

By Rhys Evans 21 Jun 2017

Tips for budgeting and choosing the right LCV

Keeping cash flow positive can be difficult when the business needs a vehicle for deliveries and collections, and the owner is looking at what could be a major expense for months to come...

By Des Fenner 14 Jun 2017

Grindrod CEO taking early retirement in July

Transport and logistics group Grindrod has announced that CEO Alan Olivier would take early retirement in July after 10 years at the helm...

3 Jun 2017

#AfricaMonth: Internal trade barriers show signs of falling

While the road ahead may still present significant challenges, some of Africa's most long-standing internal trade barriers are beginning to show signs of falling. We interview David Williams, Maersk Line Africa chief executive and global head of Safmarine to find out more...

By Ilse van den Berg 30 May 2017

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International

BA introduces refurbished Boeing 747-400s to Lagos

British Airways is increasing its passenger capacity to Nigeria through its refurbished Boeing 747-400s to Lagos from September.

19 hours ago

IATA, A4A launches year-long campaign to improve baggage tracking

More than four million bags are carried by airlines across the globe annually, with less than 0.43 percent not arriving with their owners. The industry, however, is determined to do even better. With the goal to reduce mishandled bags and increasing efficiency in baggage operations, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airlines for America (A4A) have launched a global campaign related to baggage tracking.

3 days ago

Easyjet new member of international airline association in Germany

FRANKFURT, Germany: Easyjet has officially become a member of the Board of Airline Representatives in Germany (Barig). The international airline association based in Frankfurt represents the interests of around 100 national and international airlines.

10 Jul 2017

Qatar Airways says flights now exempt from US laptop ban

DOHA, Qatar - Qatar Airways announced on Thursday that it had won exemption from a US ban on passengers taking laptops and tablet computers on flights from its Doha hub.

6 Jul 2017

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