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#AfricaMonth: Pave the way to Open Skies

Although it's certainly not feasible for Africa to have thousands of city pairs because the traveller demand simply doesn't exist, there are several hundred city pairs that would certainly be sustainable...

By Natalia Rosa 7 hours ago

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TNPA, eThekwini Municipality's sand pumping initiative nourishes Durban beaches

The special beach nourishment programme involves deploying one of TNPA's dredging vessels, the Ilembe, out at sea...

9 hours ago

Skip’s scooters will be dockless, powering around the city at up to 29 km/h on a 36 V 350 W hub motor
New scooter sharing startup starts rolling in DC

Washington DC, US - Sanjay Dastoor, the former CEO of electric skateboard manufacturer Boosted Boards, is branching out into two-wheeled modes of urban transport...

By Nick Lavars 1 day ago

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Supply chain lab opens in Cape Town

Imperial Logistics has opened a second supply chain lab, this time in Cape Town. This is said to follow the success of its first supply chain lab in Berlin...

1 day ago

All the regional winners of Mest Africa Challenge 2018
All the regional winners of Mest Africa Challenge 2018

The regional winners of the inaugural Mest Africa Challenge, the pan-African startup pitch competition open to companies outside the Mest programme, has been announced...

18 May 2018

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Ford's plans for drone-to-vehicle technology

Ford wants to unlock the full potential of drone-to-vehicle technology, to see the use of commercial drones as companion tools to vehicles...

18 May 2018

Fastjet, Emirates interline agreement to stimulate future traffic connections
Fastjet, Emirates interline agreement to stimulate future traffic connections

Following its migration to its new reservation platform, Fastjet has concluded a refreshed interline agreement with Emirates...

17 May 2018

Warren Hewitt
#AfricaMonth: Living African laboratories

As a key market and potential innovator, Africa is poised for rapid adoption, skipping generations of inherited ideas and practices to emerge as an early adopter for innovative solutions that take cognisance of the unique African context...

By Warren Hewitt 16 May 2018

How mobile technologies are benefiting the transport industry
How mobile technologies are benefiting the transport industry

Business and technology are becoming inextricably interlinked. Technology has forever changed the world we live in, hasn't it? All of this has been possible because of mobile applications...

By Tuhin Bhatt 16 May 2018

Logistics marketplace wins Seedstars Tunisia
Logistics marketplace wins Seedstars Tunisia

Tunisian startup Optimalogistic, a real-time marketplace for logistics services, has been named the winner of the local leg of global seed-stage startups competition Seedstars World...

By Tom Jackson 16 May 2018

Health and safety: the recipe for a better logistics industry
Health and safety: the recipe for a better logistics industry

Did you know that South Africa has some of the worst road-safety statistics in the world?[i] Accidents hit the economy hard when vehicles have to be repaired or replaced and often goods in transit are destroyed or delayed...

By Morné Stoltz 16 May 2018

Denel CEO resigns
Denel CEO resigns

Denel group chief executive officer‚ Zwelakhe Ntshepe‚ has resigned with immediate effect after being with the company for 20 years...

15 May 2018

Equites ends year strong with continued focus on logistics sector
Equites ends year strong with continued focus on logistics sector

JSE-listed Equites Property Fund recently announced its annual results for the year ended 28 February 2018, revealing...

By Sindy Peters 15 May 2018

Services to resume as #BusStrike comes to an end
Services to resume as #BusStrike comes to an end

NEWSWATCH: Bus services are set to resume today, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 as the national bus strike by more than 17,000 drivers finally comes to an end...

By Ilse van den Berg 15 May 2018

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New Maun airport terminal building imminent

An official from the Ministry of Transport and Communications, Orapeleng Mosigi say Maun airport refurbishment and a new terminal building are imminent...

By Kedirebofe Pelontle 14 May 2018

Still no MyCiTi bus service in Cape Town
Still no MyCiTi bus service in Cape Town

The MyCiTi bus service remains suspended as the nationwide bus strike action continues, the City of Cape Town said on Sunday...

14 May 2018

Renaming of Songwe International Airport on the cards
Renaming of Songwe International Airport on the cards

Mbeya Regional Consultative Committee (RCC) has decided to change the name of Songwe International Airport to Mbeya International Airport, to attract more investors and tourists...

By Merali Chawe 14 May 2018

Kenyan founder selected for Silicon Valley's Blackbox Connect
Kenyan founder selected for Silicon Valley's Blackbox Connect

Co-founder of Kenyan transport ticketing startup BuuPass Iman Cooper has been selected to join the 22nd cohort of the Silicon Valley-based Blackbox Connect incubator...

By Gabriella Mulligan 14 May 2018

Samad Osman
#AfricaMonth: Growing market in Africa

Hapag-Lloyd recently opened a new office in Tema, Ghana as it continues its expansion across the continent. We interviewed Samad Osman, the Africa managing director for Hapag-Lloyd, and found out more about the current state of business for a logistics company in Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 14 May 2018

Pemba Airport to get major upgrade
Pemba Airport to get major upgrade

The Pemba Airport will undergo a major facelift so it can handle bigger planes, the revolutionary government of Zanzibar has said...

By Haji Mtumwa 11 May 2018

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IATA releases data for global air freight markets

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released an analysis of demand and supply in the air freight sector that shows increases and decreases in each region...

11 May 2018

Theft on the move: how to safeguard goods and personnel in transit
Theft on the move: how to safeguard goods and personnel in transit

With a spike in thefts from delivery vehicles causing havoc across the country, fleet owners and operators are looking for solutions to safeguard life and property...

By Morné Stoltz 10 May 2018

Dustin Homer
How we can build a better supply chain in Africa

It's well known in the logistics and supply chain game that the last mile of a shipment's journey is inevitably the most expensive - possibly accounting for over 50% of total delivery costs...

By Dustin Homer 10 May 2018

How Industry 4.0 can address logistics challenges, opportunities
How Industry 4.0 can address logistics challenges, opportunities

Supply chain executives from several diverse industries recently gathered at the 7th Annual Eurasian Supply Chain Congress to listen to a broad range of topics, all with a common theme...

9 May 2018

Western Cape gets maritime cluster
Western Cape gets maritime cluster

A maritime cluster, which aims to strengthen and develop the maritime industrial sector, has been incorporated in the Western Cape...

8 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: The power of smart technology in Africa
#AfricaMonth: The power of smart technology in Africa

People across Africa face considerable challenges - many of them existential. But, without the right devices, connectivity, and skills, those who badly need their problems solved often can't access available solutions...

By Greg Morris 8 May 2018

New parcel service takes on Post Office
New parcel service takes on Post Office

Pep has launched a new service called Paxi (as in 'parcel taxi') which allows consumers, agents, suppliers, and institutions to send, collect, and return parcels to over 2,000 Pep store Paxi collection points...

7 May 2018

Hakan Bicil appointed CEO Imperial Logistics international business
Hakan Bicil appointed CEO Imperial Logistics international business

Imperial Logistics has named Hakan Bicil CEO of Imperial Logistics International B.V. & Co. KG; effective 1 September 2018...

7 May 2018

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MyCiTi service remains suspended as #BusStrike continues

NEWSWATCH: The MyCiTi service in the City of Cape Town remains suspended as the nationwide bus strike continues...

By Ilse van den Berg 7 May 2018

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