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African airlines fly high with cargo on the back of a strong economy

African airlines have registered the fastest growth in freight volumes in seven years in the first half of this year, buoyed by strong trade lines between the continent and Asia...

By Allan Olingo 2 days ago

Using IoT smartly, turning data into decision making

“The technologies to dramatically improve business and supply chain performance are readily available... The remaining challenge is to do it well and use it to your advantage."

3 days ago

New truckers body to steer transformation

A new association to support emerging players in the trucking industry has been launched. The association was founded mainly by women in the transport and logistics business sector...

11 Aug 2017

Lion reborn for next generation of urban passenger transport

Until now, the next generation of MAN Lion's City bus has been kept well hidden during testing, but now the veil is gradually being lifted to reveal a completely redesigned city bus...

11 Aug 2017

International showcase for commercial vehicle sector

Organisers of Automechanika 2017 say that trucks, vans, buses, the transport and logistics industries, as well as materials handling will feature strongly at the show...

10 Aug 2017

Imperial Logistics invests in Italtile-branded fleet

Imperial Logistics has invested in a fleet of branded vehicles to match the new corporate identity of long-standing client, Italtile...

10 Aug 2017

Ford launches crowd-sourced shuttle service in New York

Chariot, the crowd-sourced shuttle service launching in New York, will offer in-app ride booking for first- and last-mile commuting solutions and the potential to reach underserved areas...

10 Aug 2017

Automechanika means business and business means Automechanika

Automechanika Johannesburg has become entrenched on the sub-Saharan African motor industry business calendar as an event where involvement, be it as an exhibitor or a trade visitor, is an imperative...

Issued by Automechanika 7 Aug 2017

Autonomous vehicles to reshape the global economy

Forrester, in collaboration with Christian Austin and Sal Schiano, has researched the downstream impact of widespread automation in transportation...

1 Aug 2017

Los Angeles to have fully electric bus fleet by 2030

LOS ANGELES, US: Known for its bouts of heavy smog , the city of Los Angeles has announced plans to have a fleet of fully electric, zero-emissions buses by 2030...

31 Jul 2017

Jungheinrich wins biggest lithium-ion contract ever

Jungheinrich has received a major order for more than 1,000 lithium-ion vehicles - the largest order ever awarded for vehicles fitted with lithium-ion batteries anywhere in the world...

Issued by Jungheinrich South Africa 27 Jul 2017

Sharing economy: three key industries for growth

Digital formats, alongside the rapid expansion of the online ecosystem, have led to an exponential increase in the sharing of physical goods, space, skills...

27 Jul 2017

How to keep your fleet safe on the road in foggy conditions

Knowing how to drive safely in dangerous weather conditions is imperative for preserving lives and keeping fleets and goods protected on the road...

By Ilse van den Berg 27 Jul 2017

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International

Air Berlin files for insolvency but keeps flying

FRANKFURT, Germany - Germany's Air Berlin announced on Tuesday that it had filed for insolvency after its main shareholder Etihad Airways said it would not plough any more cash into the troubled carrier.

By Michelle Fitzpatrick 1 day ago

Three ways to improve commercial shipping's environmental footprint

Do you wear runners, drink coffee or own a mobile phone? The chances are that these products cruised to you on a ship. In 2015, the global merchant fleet carried a record 10 billion tonnes of cargo, a 2.1% increase from the previous year.

By Martina Doblin 1 day ago

Quality of social media engagement trumps quantity of mentions in Middle East Airlines sentiment study

A study conducted by Brandseye on behalf of the Aerospace division of the Toulouse MBA programme found that Qatar Airways is the leading Middle East airline according to consumer sentiment on social media. The study, with the aim to understand global public sentiment towards the leading airlines in the region and the factors driving it, analysed the social media universe of the four biggest Middle Eastern airlines according to social media conversation - Qatar Airways, Etihad, Emirates and Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) - with over half a million online mentions in both English and Arabic captured between March and May 2017.

4 Aug 2017

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