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Senate okays government's $1.8bn for railway projects

The senate has approved the $1.8bn federal government 2016-2018 external borrowing (rolling) plan for Lagos-Kano railway modernisation project and reconstruction/rehabilitation of the North-East...

By Henry Umoru 29 Jul 2017

Expanded engagement for Caterpillar: Boosting sales and alleviating poverty

A strong signal of growing business engagement with Africa by large US corporations was the announcement last September by Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman of plans to invest over $1b in Africa over the next five years...

14 Jul 2017

NRZ gets $5m for fleet repairs

The National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has secured a $5m loan from a local bank to repair part of its fleet and is also negotiating with a Russian firm to supply it with 100 new wagons...

6 Jul 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

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

Kenya unveils first new railway in a century

More than a century after a colonial railway gave birth to modern Kenya, the country is betting on a new Chinese-built route to cement its position as the gateway to East Africa...

30 May 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

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

New African railways ride on Chinese loans

Earlier this month, the first train rumbled down the tracks of a $3.4 billion electric railway connecting landlocked Ethiopia with Djibouti and its access to the Red Sea...

By Salem Solomon 27 Jan 2017

ASEAN market seeks to increase bilateral trade with Africa

Member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will make a leap into the African continent with their first joint trade mission and business expo in South Africa next year...

11 Nov 2016

Multimodal West Africa draws industry to Lagos in January

Thousands of representatives from the transport and logistics industry will meet for the Multimodal West Africa exhibition and conference in Lagos from 24-26 January 2017...

7 Nov 2016

Intra-Africa trade and investment key to the growth of Africa

The future for sustainable growth and development of Africa depends on increasing the levels of intra-Africa trade and investment within the African continent...

28 Oct 2016

Local rail companies urged to 'hunt as a pack' when chasing Africa business

South African companies in the rail sector are failing to coordinate sufficiently in order to adequately compete with international players for large African rail projects...

26 Oct 2016

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International

Emirates SkyCargo collaborates with DuPont on enhanced temperature protection solution

Emirates SkyCargo in collaboration with DuPont is rolling out a new white cover solution as part of its endeavour to offer a range of innovative cool chain temperature solutions. The new White Cover Xtreme, featuring DuPont's Tyvek Xtreme W50 material, offers enhanced protection for temperature sensitive cargo in hot, cold and wet weather conditions.

1 day ago

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 3 days 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 3 days ago

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, which still displays the genes of previous MAN buses.

11 Aug 2017

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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