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Nigeria to cease import of petroleum products

Nigeria will cease to import petroleum products and totally depend on its own refined products from 2019, the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, disclosed this week...

By Omololu Ogunmade 21 Jul 2017

Arup COG analysis plots optimised container locations

Transport makes up 57% of South Africa's logistics costs, while the global average is 40%. Part of the reason for this is the long distances between Durban and Johannesburg; and Cape Town and Johannesburg...

17 Jul 2017

East Africa containerised trade volumes grow 1% Q1 2017

The 2017 First Quarter East Africa Trade Report issued by Maersk Line Eastern Africa reveals that aggregate trade levels in the region have improved slightly since 2016...

11 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

GEFCO supports Alaska-to-Greenland sailing attempt

GEFCO Group, a global player in industrial logistics and leader in automotive logistics, is supporting navigator Yvan Bourgnon's Bimedia attempt to sail from Alaska to Greenland through the Northwest Passage...

30 Jun 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

Day of the Seafarer encourages learners to enter oceans economy

At the 7th Day of the Seafarer (DotS), more than 1,000 high school learners from the rural town of Bizana in the Eastern Cape were empowered with information on how they can enter the maritime economy...

29 Jun 2017

Ugandan traders turn to Dar es Salaam port

With about six weeks left for Kenyans to go to the polls, the private sector in neighbouring states are now beginning to look at the Dar es Salaam port as an alternative route to import and export goods...

27 Jun 2017

PE court declares arrest of ship with Saharan phosphate cargo valid

The cargo on board a ship arrested in the Port Elizabeth harbour will remain in South Africa pending further legal action to determine its rightful ownership...

20 Jun 2017

High-tech diamond mining vessel starts operations

Debmarine's newest diamond mining vessel, SS Nujoma, has started operations after being commissioned in Walvis Bay last week...

20 Jun 2017

Export orders, container shipping on the rise

Stronger global trade is expected this year and as reported by the World Trade Organisation (WTO), indicators like export orders and container shipping are on the rise at the beginning of 2017...

19 Jun 2017

Cape Town releases draft Harbour By-law for public comment

The City of Cape Town has released its draft Harbour By-law for the public to comment and submit their comments before 8 July 2017...

13 Jun 2017

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

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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.

3 days 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.

21 Jul 2017

FTA releases updated Drivers' Handbook for truck drivers

Freight Transport Association (FTA) 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 of large and heavy goods vehicles by their employer.

20 Jul 2017

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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