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The future of African ports is also the future of Africa's economic success

If Africa is to play a meaningful role in world trade and benefit from the rapid global growth, its seaports will be key to ensuring that success...

By Gilbert Saggia 1 hour ago

Automation is key for distributors to act fast and meet customer demands

Wholesalers and distributors have to constantly look for ways to better manage their stock holding and streamline their processes, from sales to shipping, and purchasing to warehouse management, in order to retain a competitive edge...

By Samantha Proctor-Parker 16 Nov 2017

Shipping company cleaning up Durban cargo spill

MSC says it has "taken over the clean-up of the harbour in recent days in order to expedite the process"...

By Fred Kockott 7 Nov 2017

Maersk Container Industry appoints new CEO

Sean S. Fitzgerald has been appointed as Maersk Container Industry's new chief executive officer to lead the A.P. Moller - Maersk's Transport & Logistics division in its development of refrigerated and dry containers...

7 Nov 2017

The essential foundation of smart ports

Modern ports are transforming and digitalising, but high-speed connectivity remains the backbone of any attempt to create a genuinely smart port...

By Vino Govender 6 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

Autonomous vessels and crewless ships could be coming soon

With human error behind 75% of marine liability losses, there are hopes that autonomous vessels and crewless ships can improve shipping safety...

1 Nov 2017

November sees another fuel price increase

South Africans will see another the fuel price increase on Wednesday, 1 November 2017...

30 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: If you can sell your first startup, sell it

Us humans have a heuristic bias to sell our winners and hold onto our losers. That's not the way to build wealth. Better to hang onto your winners and cut your losers loose...

By Alan Knott-Craig 18 Oct 2017

Imperial Logistics adds new gas tankers to its fleet

Imperial Logistics has added two new gas tankers to its fleet which will be used to transport liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and pressurised gaseous products, among other things...

5 Oct 2017

Seychelles joins group that promotes women in maritime

Seychelles has joined an internationally recognised association for women in the maritime sector, Womesa, after the launching of the local affiliate group...

4 Oct 2017

No delay for PE waterfront plan

The relocation of the manganese ore dump and fuel tank farm to Ngqura will not delay the impending development of phase one of the Port Elizabeth waterfront...

2 Oct 2017

Maritime Education and Training conference set for November

The first Maritime Education and Training (MET) conference, hosted by the South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI), will take place from 14-17 November 2017 in Cape Town...

27 Sep 2017

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International

Rolls-Royce taking steps into the future of civil aerospace

Rolls-Royce announced two new innovative developments at the Dubai Airshow and in tandem at AFRAA's 49th AGA.

15 Nov 2017

Traffic growth in Middle East has Boeing forecast $730bn market for new airplanes

Boeing, in presenting its 2017 Current Market Outlook (CMO) for the Middle East during the Dubai Airshow, estimated that the region will need 3,350 new airplanes over the next 20 years, valued at an estimated $730bn.

14 Nov 2017

Emirates orders 40 Boeing 787 Dreamliners for $15.1bn

DUBAI, UAE - Emirates Airlines on Sunday agreed to purchase 40 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners for $15.1bn at list price, its chief Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum said. Emirates is already the world's largest client for Boeing's 777, with 165 jets and another 164 on firm order.

13 Nov 2017

China signs $37bn deal to buy 300 Boeing planes

BEIJING, China: China signed an agreement Thursday to buy 300 aeroplanes from US aerospace giant Boeing valued over $37 billion, as part of a multi-billion dollar raft of deals announced during President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing.

10 Nov 2017

Online shopping spree buys Deutsche Post more profit

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany: Growth in online shopping continued to provide a bonanza for German logistics group Deutsche Post in the third quarter, the firm reported Thursday, confirming its forecast for the full year.

9 Nov 2017

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