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Dar es Salaam Port savours double delight

With the transport sector still savouring the expected benefits of the announced scrapping of VAT on transit cargo, a move that is likely to increase volume of consignments at the Dar es Salaam Port, the harbour has received yet another shot in the arm...

By Mariam Said 13 Jun 2017

Posta to test bus service for SGR train passengers

Posta will over the next one month run a pilot project to provide last-mile connections for standard gauge railway (SGR) passengers, the latest bid in the company's efforts to diversify its revenue sources.

By Muthoki Mumo 4 Jun 2017

Tanzania in need of finance for standard gauge railway

Tanzania is struggling to find financiers for its proposed $1.2bn standard gauge railway as leaders continue to raise questions about the viability of the project...

By Erick Kabendera 25 May 2017

Mombasa-Nairobi SGR train to launch next week

A passenger train scheduled to operate on the standard gauge railway has the capacity to ferry 1,200 passengers per trip, according to Kenya Railways...

By Mathias Ringa 24 May 2017

Cape Town's bursting trains

According to the TomTom traffic index, Cape Town is the most congested city in the country and 48th in the world, ahead of cities such as New York...

By Mandla Mnyakama 22 May 2017

First 'Silk Road' train from Britain leaves for China

STANFORD-LE-HOPE, England: The first-ever freight train from Britain to China started its mammoth journey on Monday along a modern-day "Silk Road" trade route...

12 Apr 2017

Prasa pay hike twist

There was nothing wrong with axed Prasa boss Collins Letsoalo's 350% salary hike, awarded because he could not be paid less than those who reported to him, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters says...

By Sipho Mabena and Thanduxolo Jika 17 Mar 2017

Restored Angolan locomotive to be unveiled at heritage festival

The Angolan ambassador to South Africa will open the Stars of Sandstone 2017 Steam and Heritage Festival and officiate at a naming ceremony for one of the seven restored Angolan steam locomotives...

16 Mar 2017

Dipuo Peters names interim Prasa board

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters named former Sanral CEO Nazir Alli to chair the board of the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa)...

By Karl Gernetzky and Khulekani Magubane 13 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

Barloworld and partners convert road traffic to rail

Barloworld Logistics, Transnet Freight Rail (TFR), ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA), Grindrod Terminals and Newlyn Properties opened the Elandsfontein Intermodal Terminal...

6 Mar 2017

GIBB develops first high-speed railway safety standards in SA

GIBB, a South African engineering consulting firm, has developed a suite of safety standards for the construction of high-speed railway systems in South Africa.

1 Mar 2017

Prasa names stand-in while it seeks CEO

The Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) board has appointed its company secretary as acting CEO following the abrupt firing of Collins Letsoalo over his pay hike fiasco...

By Karl Gernetzky 1 Mar 2017

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International

Qantas reveals names for its Dreamliner fleet

Qantas has revealed the names for its fleet of eight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. More than 60,000 suggestions were put forward and 45,000 votes cast in selecting the names of the aircraft.

1 day ago

Africa collaborates to develop maritime economy

At the recent Nor-shipping Conference in Oslo, Norway SAMSA used the opportunity to showcase the vast potential that lies within South Africa's fast-growing oceans economy.

9 Jun 2017

Struggling Air Berlin eyes Lufthansa as possible partner

BERLIN, Germany: Ailing German airline Air Berlin said on Wednesday that it was open to working with Lufthansa, as it struggled to stem heavy losses.

8 Jun 2017

Egypt to suspend air links with Qatar from today

Egypt said it will suspend air links with Qatar from Tuesday, 6 June 2017, after it and other Arab states cut diplomatic ties with the Gulf emirate and accused it of supporting extremism.

6 Jun 2017

Etihad Airways chosen as official airline partner for 2019 Special Olympic World Summer Games

Etihad Airways has been announced as the official airline partner of the 2019 Special Olympic World Summer Games. The announcement, attended by Special Olympic athletes from the UAE and Etihad Airways Emirati cadet pilots, was marked by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding by His Excellency Mohamad Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Chairman of the Etihad Aviation Group board, and His Excellency Mohamad Abdulla Al Junaibi, Chairman of the Higher Committee of the Special Olympics World Summer Games.

26 May 2017

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