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IATA: Lower prices boosted air travel in 2015

Global air passenger traffic jumped 6.5 percent in 2015 compared to a year earlier, boosted largely by lower airfares, IATA said. Last year's hike marked the strongest rise in global air passenger traffic since...

NAXCO Group continues expansion in Africa

Fully integrated shipping and logistics provider, NAXCO Group is continuing to expand into Africa. The company announced that Africamar Shipping & Logistics opened six joint-ventures...

Gov Al-Makura signs MoU with Chinese firm to build cargo airport in Lafia

Gov. Tanko Al-makura of Nasarawa State on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Chinese company, Tongyi Group...

A call to plan for the future of transport in Africa

Transportation is a crucial engine for growth and social development in South Africa and more importantly for trade into neighbouring countries...

Need for liberalisation and transparent regulation to open up the African skies

On the opening day of the World Routes Strategy Summit in Durban, the plight of African airlines took centre stage with the lack of liberalisation...

Necotrans wins tender for multipurpose terminal at Kribi port

The Necotrans group and the Kribi Port Multi Operators (KPMO) consortium have been awarded the partnership contract for the operation and maintenance...

President Bongo launches Gabon FlyAfrica.com

The President of Gabonese Republic, H.E Ali Bongo Ondimba launches Gabon FlyAfrica.com, a Pan-African low-cost airline...

Pocket-sized computers to help meet increasing delivery demands

Driving the demand for real-time supply chain visibility is the rise of e-commerce and increased competition according to Oliver Facey...

SAA launches direct flight from Accra to US

ACCRA: South African Airways (SAA) has launched a new direct flight from Accra to Washington DC, beginning on Monday...

Trade is the key to African prosperity, says DHL MD

Africa continues to remain vastly unexplored and making Africa's most remote regions accessible for trade will not only promote prosperity in those regions but also elevate the continent's...

TomTom supports TFTA with navigable Trans-Africa highway network

Provider of digital map data, navigation technology and location-based services, TomTom Africa, is moving to support the Trans-African Highway...

Charles Brewer: 2015 to be a year of growth for the logistics industry in Africa

The World Economic Forum on Africa 2015 conference, held to mark 25 years of economic change in Africa, concluded last week...

By Cari Van Wyk

Anambra Govt bans motorcycles, tricycles on highways

The Anambra Government on Wednesday banned the operation of private and commercial motorcycles and tricycles from major highways in the state...

Nigerian market poised for strong business aviation growth

The Nigerian Commercial aviation industry has contributed about N137.9 billion to the Nigerian Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and projected investment of USD 12 billion in the short and medium term should lead to passengers' growth to between 12 and 25 million by 2018...

Depth of Africa coverage improves

Coverage of the rest of Africa in our media provides an interesting gauge of our relationship with the continent since our borders opened up 20 years ago...

By Anton Harber

SA holds solemn reception as deceased return home

Two months since the tragic collapse of a guesthouse in Lagos, Nigeria, the bodies of 74 of the deceased have arrived home to a poignant and emotional reception ceremony.

Trade partnerships within African continent vital for growth

More emphasis needs to be placed on trade partnerships between African countries to drive seamless intra-Africa trade, despite the growing number of international trade agreements...

By Charles Brewer

SA's borders closed to Ebola-affected countries

South Africa has imposed a total travel ban for all non-citizens traveling from identified high risk countries to prevent the spread of Ebola to the country.

Africa supports AGOA continuance, as US trade increases

At the 2014 US-Sub Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum (known as the AGOA Forum), which coincided with President Barack Obama's US-Africa Leaders Summit...

By Charles Brewer

SA Taxi's cash pile opens new frontiers

South Africa's largest minibus financier, SA Taxi, is looking for opportunities to expand its minibus lending business into other African countries and could direct R100m to its domestic finance project.

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