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Parcels delivered within two hours could be the norm by 2028
Parcels delivered within two hours could be the norm by 2028

In response to today's online-buying, smartphone-wielding consumer that expects a seamless, faster purchasing journey, 78% of logistics companies expect to provide same-day delivery by 2023...

12 Apr 2018

Fortress to rebalance portfolio mix with focus on logistics properties
Fortress to rebalance portfolio mix with focus on logistics properties

Fortress REIT plans to grow its logistics-focused properties to two thirds of its total portfolio by 2020...

11 Apr 2018

Speaker: Dr Rutendo Hwindingwi, associate director at Deloitte South Africa.
Saaff Congress 2018 to put spotlight on innovation, technology

The SA Association of Freight Forwarders (Saaff) has announced details of its 2018 two-day congress for the freight forwarding and customs clearing industry in South Africa, scheduled for 29-30 August 2018...

23 Mar 2018

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SA's bulk exports rose 4.3% year on year in February

TNPA said there was an error in the formula calculation for iron ore in January 2018, which had been corrected in February 2018...

By Dominic Preuss 13 Mar 2018

The 2017 financial year at Jungheinrich: Double-digit growth - forecast met

Jungheinrich is pressing ahead on its growth path and has closed the 2017 financial year with a considerable increase in all key indicators...

Issued by Jungheinrich South Africa 8 Mar 2018

Jungheinrich WMS named 'Best Factory Software 2018'
Jungheinrich WMS named 'Best Factory Software 2018'

The Jungheinrich Warehouse Management System (WMS) has been chosen as the "Best Factory Software of 2018" by the Industry 4.0 Research and Application Centre at the University of Potsdam...

Issued by Jungheinrich South Africa 7 Mar 2018

Will Imperial Holdings unbundle logistics, automotive arms?
Will Imperial Holdings unbundle logistics, automotive arms?

NEWSWATCH: Imperial Holdings' plans to unbundle Motus, its automotive arm, and Imperial Logistics - which entails transport, warehousing, and distribution management - is still unconfirmed...

By Ilse van den Berg 21 Feb 2018

The ongoing collision between tech and the transport and logistics sector
The ongoing collision between tech and the transport and logistics sector

Transport and logistics is fast gaining prominence as a sector to watch globally. Increased intercontinental trade has meant increased connection across different size economies...

By Mandisa Maketa 7 Feb 2018

Logistics profitability lags due to skills shortage
Logistics profitability lags due to skills shortage

A shortage of specialised skills that operate the technology optimising the distribution of goods to customers is threatening even the best efforts at scaling operational capability...

17 Jan 2018

Will logistics' freight services see headway soon?
Will logistics' freight services see headway soon?

To deal with challenges in the logistics freight services, a national logistics strategy is being drafted while Ethio-Djibouti railway is considered to significantly abate hurdles in the sector...

By Mengisteab Teshome 27 Dec 2017

Automation is key for distributors to act fast and meet customer demands
Automation is key for distributors to act fast and meet customer demands

Wholesalers and distributors have to constantly look for ways to better manage their stock holding and streamline their processes, from sales to shipping, and purchasing to warehouse management, in order to retain a competitive edge...

By Samantha Proctor-Parker 16 Nov 2017

Imperial Logistics sells Schirm
Imperial Logistics sells Schirm

In line with its strategy to invest only in its core capabilities, Imperial Logistics has entered into an agreement with AECI to dispose of its total interest in and claims against Schirm Gmbh and related assets...

13 Nov 2017

19.1 km of shelving for new goods distribution centre
19.1 km of shelving for new goods distribution centre

Jungheinrich delivers multi-slot racks, compartmentalised racking systems and vehicles and serves as a one-stop shop for planning and implementation...

Issued by Jungheinrich South Africa 26 Sep 2017

Tailored medical distribution software launched
Tailored medical distribution software launched

SAP Business One partner, Bluekey Seidor, has introduced a software solution tailored for the medical distribution industry...

6 Sep 2017

First green DHL Express facility in SSA unveiled
First green DHL Express facility in SSA unveiled

DHL Express recently unveiled its first green facility in sub-Saharan Africa, located in Bryanston, Johannesburg. The company also announced the roll-out of further green upgrades to additional sites...

5 Sep 2017

JLL report reveals growing demand for prime logistics space in Africa
JLL report reveals growing demand for prime logistics space in Africa

According to JLL's 2017 Africa Prime Industrial Report, within Africa's more diversified economies, the prime industrial sector is set to emerge as an attractive asset class over the short to medium term...

31 Aug 2017

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FedEx introduces new cold shipping solution for healthcare industry in SA

FedEx Express has introduced a new temperature-controlled solution, FedEx Cold Shipping, in South Africa. This cold-shipping packaging is easy to use, reliable, cost effective and environmentally friendly...

23 Aug 2017

Verda Maluleka stands next to her stock at her LDP
CCBSA's innovative route to market creating opportunities for female entrepreneurs

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa have realised the benefits of utilising informal markets as an alternative distribution channel and it has seen an impressive growth of female-led LDP's across the business...

17 Aug 2017

Using IoT smartly, turning data into decision making
Using IoT smartly, turning data into decision making

“The technologies to dramatically improve business and supply chain performance are readily available... The remaining challenge is to do it well and use it to your advantage."

14 Aug 2017

Pilot project shows robots streamlining warehouse operations
Pilot project shows robots streamlining warehouse operations

Technology group Wärtsilä and DHL have completed a successful pilot, where the companies tested mobile robots in the warehouse... (video)

2 Aug 2017

Jungheinrich wins biggest lithium-ion contract ever
Jungheinrich wins biggest lithium-ion contract ever

Jungheinrich has received a major order for more than 1,000 lithium-ion vehicles - the largest order ever awarded for vehicles fitted with lithium-ion batteries anywhere in the world...

Issued by Jungheinrich South Africa 27 Jul 2017

Jungheinrich Group provides free five-year warranty on its lithium-ion batteries
Jungheinrich Group provides free five-year warranty on its lithium-ion batteries

Underscoring its technology leadership, Hamburg-based intralogistics provider Jungheinrich is providing a free five-year warranty on all of its self-manufactured lithium-ion batteries...

Issued by Jungheinrich South Africa 21 Jul 2017

How IoT is set to transform global logistics space
How IoT is set to transform global logistics space

The global telematics market is exploding in connectivity and growth. Trucking is no stranger to this sort of change - many fleets are leading the way...

11 Jul 2017

Physical internet: rethinking logistics
Physical internet: rethinking logistics

Sending goods through open channels as easily as information via the internet - that is the vision of the physical internet (PI). It applies the principle of exchange of standardised data packets to material flows...

10 Jul 2017

BAIC SA Plant artist impression, a R11bn investment in the Coega SEZ and the biggest single automotive investment in Africa in 40 years.
Eastern Cape auto industry enters new era

The decision by Japanese auto assembler Isuzu to buy the General Motors assembly plant in Port Elizabeth and invest in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro is part of a trend...

By Dr Ayanda Vilakazi 20 Jun 2017

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IoT allowing for more agile supply chain management

DHL Supply Chain is implementing internet of things (IoT) technology into warehousing, with the goal to optimise operational efficiency and lay the foundations for safer work practices... [infographic]

14 Jun 2017

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Preparing for a future underpinned by smart technology

Faced with ongoing disruption that is largely being fuelled by technology and innovative software development, almost every industry is being forced to rethink traditional strategies...

By Kate Stubbs, Issued by Barloworld Logistics 18 May 2017

New Modderfontein logistics park perfect for blue chip companies
New Modderfontein logistics park perfect for blue chip companies

Westlake View Logistics Park, recently opened in Modderfontein, Gauteng, is particularly suited to blue chip companies looking for a strategic position in a sought after location where land for development is limited.

24 Apr 2017

Top 25 fastest growing logistics companies in India
Top 25 fastest growing logistics companies in India

MUMBAI, India: CEO Magazine has released its top 25 list of fastest growing companies serving the logistics ecosystem in India...

3 Apr 2017

China's Alibaba to set up logistics hub in Malaysia
China's Alibaba to set up logistics hub in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Alibaba and Malaysia announced on Wednesday that they will set up a logistics and e-commerce hub in the Southeast Asian country to boost small and medium-sized companies...

23 Mar 2017

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