Logistics Trends 2018

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Prasa to get a new permanent board 'soon'

A permanent board will soon be installed at the Passenger Rail Agency SA (Prasa), Deputy Minister of Transport Sindisiwe Chikunga says...

By Khulekani Magubane 14 Feb 2018

Cape Town to upgrade security on railways

A huge security operation was unveiled on Friday for Cape Town's collapsing and crime-ridden railway system...

12 Feb 2018

Public Protector investigating "irregular" recruitments at Prasa

The recruitment processes for several senior employees at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) in the Western Cape were "irregular" and in breach of company policy...

By Barbara Maregele 7 Feb 2018

NEWSWATCH: Delays continue for Metrorail commuters

Metrorail commuters travelling on the central train line along the Cape Flats will be affected by the closed line until Wednesday, 17 January 2018...

15 Jan 2018

Transport Minister orders expedited investigation after Germiston train crash

Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi has directed the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) and the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) to expedite the investigation into the cause of a collision between two Metrorail trains at Geldenhuis station...

By Linda Ensor 10 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

Does Metrorail have a future in SA?

Crime and vandalism are causing the fast decline of SA's railway system. The City of Cape Town has attempted to step in and help Metrorail stay afloat...

By Melissa Cohen 27 Dec 2017

Apapa port not conceived to receive trucks, fuel tankers

The Apapa port was originally designed to receive imported goods and petroleum products and move them out by railway and pipelines, and not to receive articulated trucks and heavy-duty vehicles...

By Ejiofor Alike 13 Dec 2017

Cromet Molepo new acting group CEO of Prasa

Cromet Molepo has been appointed as the new acting group CEO of the Passenger Rail Agency (Prasa) with immediate effect...

11 Dec 2017

New partnership agreement between Prasa, SNCF, AFD

On Monday, 27 November 2017, France's national state-owned railway company SNCF, the French Development Agency and Prasa signed a tripartite financial partnership agreement amounting to R6.15m in the form of a grant...

29 Nov 2017

Railway's R1bn accident and crime bill

Accidents and crime cost South African railway operators almost a billion rand. Most of the increased cost arose from derailments, collisions, and train fires. Eight train-on-train collisions cost railway operators...

By Laura Bratton 24 Nov 2017

Corruption watchdog finds more than 20 banks handled money for Gupta companies in Transnet deal

More than 20 banks sent or received money to Gupta-linked companies, an investigation by the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) found...

17 Nov 2017

Freight helps Transnet's profit balloon

State-owned rail and logistics group Transnet has reported a 230% increase in net profit to R3.48bn for the half-year to 30 September 2017...

1 Nov 2017

South Africa needs to revamp its new public transport system

Over the past eight years, the South African government has spent more than R130bn on public transport projects in the country's main cities...

By Christo Venter and Gary Hayes 23 Oct 2017

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International

Boeing CEO says talks with Embraer making progress

WASHINGTON, US - Partnership talks between Boeing and Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer are making progress but there is "still work to do," Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg says.

3 days ago

Etihad exec's marathon round-the-world journey breaks Guinness World Record

Etihad Airways' high flying executive Andrew Fisher travelled around the globe in the fastest time and in the fewest number of flights - a record-breaking feat with the Guinness World Records officially declaring his successful attempt a world record. Fisher clocked a flying time of 52 hours and 34 minutes, beating the previous record by 3 hours and 13 minutes, and using only four scheduled commercial flights instead of five to achieve his lifelong ambition.

3 days ago

China building huge test site for unmanned ships

BEIJING, China - China has started building the world's largest test site for unmanned ships -- a technology with both civilian and military applications - off a port in the disputed South China Sea, state media said on Tuesday.

14 Feb 2018

European group to bid for Malaysia-Singapore high-speed train

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A powerful European consortium that includes Alstom and Siemens has partnered with a Malaysian firm to bid for a high-speed train project connecting Malaysia and Singapore, the companies announced Monday.

14 Feb 2018

New engine glitch prompts Airbus A320neo delivery delays

PARIS, France - A new glitch causing in-flight shutdowns of the Pratt & Whitney engines that power the Airbus A320neo has prompted some airlines to postpone delivery of the aircraft.

12 Feb 2018

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