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#FreshConnections: The realities of trading in Africa

It's often agreed that the trickiest part of the supply chain is not the sourcing, but getting the product to the consumer...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

Three ways to improve commercial shipping's environmental footprint

While it's an essential part of international trade, shipping also poses serious risks to the environment. There are some immediate solutions to this problem that use existing technology...

By Martina Doblin 3 days ago

Durban Cruise Terminal could be just what the African cruise industry needs

“This won't be any old cruise terminal, it will be a new and iconic structure in Durban, with international-class cruise facilities that link up with existing tourist attractions...”

14 Aug 2017

Every summer, Spain hosts annual exodus to North Africa

Millions of people from France, Belgium and Italy cross Spain every summer to spend their holidays with family in North Africa. This year, close to three million are expected to make the trip there and back...

3 Aug 2017

Lagos ports resume 24-hour operations

To comply with the presidential directive on the resumption of 24-hour port operations in Lagos ports, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency has commenced a 24-hour turnaround time...

By Yusuf Babalola 24 Jul 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Africa collaborates to develop maritime economy

At the recent Nor-shipping Conference in Oslo, Norway SAMSA used the opportunity to showcase the vast potential that lies within South Africa's fast-growing oceans economy...

9 Jun 2017

#AfricaMonth: Internal trade barriers show signs of falling

While the road ahead may still present significant challenges, some of Africa's most long-standing internal trade barriers are beginning to show signs of falling. We interview David Williams, Maersk Line Africa chief executive and global head of Safmarine to find out more...

By Ilse van den Berg 30 May 2017

Unleashing Africa 4.0 through innovation

How to unleash the potential of Africa 4.0 and the potential of emerging technologies to benefit the continent, through innovation and co-creation...

By Saidah Nash Carter 24 Apr 2017

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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

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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