Logistics Trends 2018

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Next-generation super transporter, BelugaXL, rolls out
Next-generation super transporter, BelugaXL, rolls out

Described as one of the most voluminous aircraft in existence, the initial BelugaXL is expected to be flying by mid-2018...

8 hours ago

New IT, research partnerships for Hyundai, Nissan
New IT, research partnerships for Hyundai, Nissan

Hyundai and Cisco have collaborated to focus on technology solutions for in-vehicle data demands; and Nissan and Nasa have joined forces to extend research into autonomous mobility services... (video)

14 hours ago

Angolan Airlines, SAA enter new partnership
Angolan Airlines, SAA enter new partnership

An agreement between the state-owned companies Angolan Airlines and South African Airlines, dubbed Codeshare, signed in the ambit of a commercial contract that is intended to provide better air transportation...

1 day ago

Beyond the car: how tech firms are exploring the future of transport
Beyond the car: how tech firms are exploring the future of transport

Carless commuting is cruising in the fast lane at the Consumer Electronics Show, with companies showing off electric bicycles, scooters, skateboards and more aimed at making the internal combustion engine a thing of the past...

1 day ago

Driverless cars could be better or worse for our health - it's up to us
Driverless cars could be better or worse for our health - it's up to us

Driverless cars - autonomous vehicles - are coming. The topic is a constant presence in media; The New York Times Magazine recently devoted most of an issue to it...

By Jim Sallis 12 Jan 2018

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French firm Groupe ADP wins JKIA terminal deal

French company, Paris Aeroport, formerly Aeroports de Paris or ADP, has won a contract with Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) for the design of a new passenger terminal at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi...

12 Jan 2018

Supply chain glitches: one of the greatest risks
Supply chain glitches: one of the greatest risks

A glitch in a supply chain can cost an organisation up to 10% of its shareholder value, and even put the company out of business. Supply chain disruptions are therefore widely regarded as one of the greatest risks facing manufacturers...

12 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: The king's demand dictates
#BizTrends2018: The king's demand dictates

Throughput is imperative in business. The challenge is to mitigate barriers negatively impacting throughput...

By Harry van Huyssteen 11 Jan 2018

Ore dump pollution whips up new storm
Ore dump pollution whips up new storm

Port Elizabeth Harbour tenants are fighting mad about a new wave of air pollution from Transnet's two manganese ore facilities which is damaging property and business opportunities. It is also a health threat...

By Guy Rogers 11 Jan 2018

Andy Hedley, GM Southern Africa, Amadeus
#BizTrends2018: Airlines in the digital realm - putting data in the driving seat

Airlines have never had such access to the brains and feelings of their customers as they do today. By leveraging this data, airlines will be able to start experimenting with creative and fun new tools...

By Andy Hedley 10 Jan 2018

Transport Minister orders expedited investigation after Germiston train crash
Transport Minister orders expedited investigation after Germiston train crash

Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi has directed the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) and the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) to expedite the investigation into the cause of a collision between two Metrorail trains at Geldenhuis station...

By Linda Ensor 10 Jan 2018

Mercedes-Benz Citaro G hybrid buses ready for the road
Mercedes-Benz Citaro G hybrid buses ready for the road

The first new Citaro hybrid buses, which are gradually going into service, will be used to carry passengers on inner-city routes in Stuttgart...

10 Jan 2018

Benji Coetzee
#BizTrends2018: Industry 4.0: A disruptive revolution or simply evolution?

Historic industrial revolutions have led to the "silent generation" (the likes of Warren Buffet and the Beatles) bearing witness to both pre- and post- liberated populations...

By Benji Coetzee 10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Upwardly mobile people want to live and work in eco-mobile cities
#BizTrends2018: Upwardly mobile people want to live and work in eco-mobile cities

"A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It's where the rich use public transport." These are the paraphrased words uttered by Enrique Penalosa, the former Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia...

By Elaine Jack 9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Mobile means more e-commerce opportunity than ever before
#BizTrends2018: Mobile means more e-commerce opportunity than ever before

The proliferation of mobile phone networks in Asia-Pacific and Africa has transformed how people connect, communicate and shop...

By Mark Mahoney 8 Jan 2018

Greg Cline
#BizTrends2018: The changing face of imports

Logistics and imports are undergoing significant changes amidst an increasing awareness on the importance of being cost conscious and needing to find ways to be more efficient...

By Dr Greg Cline 8 Jan 2018

Grant Fraser
#BizTrends2018: Actionable intelligence driving fleet trends into 2018

Ten years ago, analysts predicted that technology would be the greatest catalyst for change in the fleet telematics space and it certainly has been...

By Grant Fraser 8 Jan 2018

Mungo Park
#BizTrends2018: Unlock value in supply chain and rise to the challenges

Mungo Park, president of leading Southern African supply chain and operations management association Sapics, shares his insights on supply chain trends in 2018, and offers advice to organisations seeking to unlock value in their supply chains and rise to the challenges in the year ahead.

By Mungo Park 8 Jan 2018

Kamogelo Mmutlana
#BizTrends2018: From the high street to the dusty street - when formal and informal meet

Opportunities for economic growth abound within the exchanges between the formal and informal economies...

By Kamogelo Mmutlana 8 Jan 2018

Children's cab service launches in Cape Town
Children's cab service launches in Cape Town

Cool (Kids') Cabs, a cab service focused on transporting children safely from school, is launching in Cape Town this month...

5 Jan 2018

Photo by Zachary Staines on Unsplash
They know where you go: dockless bike sharing looms as the next disruptor

Beyond the benefits of dockless bike sharing for people's mobility and health, these services are producing an ever more useful byproduct: journey data...

By Christopher Pettit 4 Jan 2018

Ryanair applies for UK licence ahead of Brexit
Ryanair applies for UK licence ahead of Brexit

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair said on Tuesday it has applied for a British operating licence in case Britain leaves the European Union next year without an aviation deal...

3 Jan 2018

January brings good news as fuel price drops
January brings good news as fuel price drops

Motorists will be relieved to hear that the Energy Department has announced that the price of all grades of petrol will drop from Wednesday, 3 January 2018...

2 Jan 2018

How Africa can negotiate an effective continental free trade area agreement
How Africa can negotiate an effective continental free trade area agreement

African countries are forging ahead to complete negotiations for a continental free trade area between 55 countries by early next year...

By Calestous Juma 2 Jan 2018

Photo: Jonathan Castell/CBC
Extreme cold sparks chaos in Canada airports

MONTREAL, Canada: Snow, lengthy de-icing procedures and missing crews created havoc at Canada's main airports on Monday, with hundreds of flights cancelled or delayed out of the country's biggest city Toronto...

2 Jan 2018

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SA's festive drivers: 46,029 speed, 15,538 unlicensed, 14,174 vehicles unlicensed

Statistics released by the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) on Friday revealed the top five offences based on written traffic fines...

By Penwell Dlamini 29 Dec 2017

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Photo: Boeing
Royal Air Maroc orders four Boeing Dreamliners

Morocco's Royal Air Maroc has ordered four 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft from US aviation giant Boeing for delivery at the end of next year, the two companies said...

29 Dec 2017

Africa's first digital free trade area for rollout in 2018
Africa's first digital free trade area for rollout in 2018

Businesses within the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) could save up to $450 million in clearance documentation once the bloc adopts blockchain technology...

By Julius Barigaba 28 Dec 2017

Hyundai shipbuilding stocks plunge on grim earnings forecast
Hyundai shipbuilding stocks plunge on grim earnings forecast

Shares in Hyundai Heavy Industries plunged by nearly a third on Wednesday after the world's largest shipbuilder by sales announced a plan to issue new stocks in a bid to shore up its ailing finances...

28 Dec 2017

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