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China launches first domestically built aircraft carrier

BEIJING, China: China has launched its first domestically designed and built aircraft carrier, state media said on Wednesday, as the country seeks to transform its navy...

1 day ago

Art in transit. Ensure it's insured

If you own an Irma Stern, there is no doubt that you forked out a great deal of money. So the last thing you want is for it to be damaged in transit...

25 Apr 2017

Sustainable transport fostering social, economic, environmental development

Sustainable Development Goals of Sustainable Transport and Peace conference held at United Nations, Geneva discussed sustainable transport in fostering social, economic and environmental development.

25 Apr 2017

Hermes to deploy 1500 emission-free delivery vehicles

STUTTGART, Germany: Hermes and Mercedes-Benz Vans have entered into a strategic partnership which will see the courier company receive electric vehicles for its fleet.

10 Apr 2017

Tech disruption hits SA road freight industry

Following the lead of tech innovators in the taxi industry, South Africa's road freight sector is reportedly set for a similar shake-up.

4 Apr 2017

Top 25 fastest growing logistics companies in India

MUMBAI, India: CEO Magazine has released its top 25 list of fastest growing companies serving the logistics ecosystem in India...

3 Apr 2017

How efficient is your freight management system?

In the logistics world, freight management is an essential aspect of getting your cargo from point A to point B. It's also a complex process, that has many moving parts - pun intended...

By Mike Challman 31 Mar 2017

South African reefer market soars due to high fruit demand

Even though 2016 saw the South African reefer (refrigerated cargo solutions) market contract by about 3%, refrigerated container trade still makes up about 19% of total SA container exports...

29 Mar 2017

Ban on electronic devices will affect SA travellers

South Africans travelling to the UK and USA will no longer be allowed to use their laptops, iPads, tablets, kindles or e-readers inflight...

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

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

IATA releases data for global air freight markets

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand rose 6.9% in January 2017...

8 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

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International

Alitalia workers reject rescue plan

ROME, Italy: Alitalia workers have rejected a restructuring deal from the company's management and unions to save the ailing carrier, Italian media reported Monday.

25 Apr 2017

Lufthansa launches cricket-themed campaign

Lufthansa has launched a marketing campaign celebrating more flights to India, pitching its shoot at the Edgbaston Cricket Stadium.

11 Apr 2017

Ethiopian Cargo connects Africa, Europe with new routes

Ethiopian Cargo has launched two new cargo routes to Europe: Milan, Italy and Zaragoza, Spain.

6 Apr 2017

Mango chairman moving to London-listed Fastjet

Rashid Wally, chairman of low-cost airline Mango, has resigned and taken up a similar role at the African airline Fastjet in London.

By Karl Gernetzky 3 Apr 2017

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, a first for the internet giant outside China.

23 Mar 2017

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