The new load securing system.
Serco to help Spar with load securing

Serco, in conjunction with Loadlok has developed a shoring system for Spar in the Western Cape...

6 Aug 2018

Prospects of pallet trucks market remain positive
Prospects of pallet trucks market remain positive

According to a recent Fact.MR study, prospects of the pallet trucks market remain positive. The study estimates the global sales of pallet trucks to bring in approximately $1,4m by end-2028...

11 Jul 2018

Watch robots pack groceries in Ocado's automated warehouse
Watch robots pack groceries in Ocado's automated warehouse

Inside a warehouse located in the small town of Andover, England, more than 1,000 robots seamlessly navigate around a three-storey-high aluminium grid packing groceries for online shoppers...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Jun 2018

BMW has built five prototypes of its Personal Mover Concept so far.
BMW's 'personal mover concept' takes factory workers for a ride

Automotive factories can be big spaces requiring workers to cover serious miles as they go about their business. In the case of BMW, some employees can walk up to 12km a day, often carting around parts with them...

By Nick Lavars 30 May 2018

Sahmeer Alli
#AfricaMonth: The need for value chain transparency

Sahmeer Alli is SAP Africa's industry advisor and value engineer for travel and logistics in Africa. He has over 15 years' experience in the software and management consulting industry. We chat to Alli in light of #AfricaMonth...

By Ilse van den Berg 22 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

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

Jungheinrich takes home two IFOY Awards
Jungheinrich takes home two IFOY Awards

The IFOY Award stands for efficiency and innovation and, due to its technical expertise, is considered the leading innovation prize in intralogistics...

Issued by Jungheinrich South Africa 4 May 2018

R50m upgrade for Phuthaditjhaba Industrial Park
R50m upgrade for Phuthaditjhaba Industrial Park

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) has completed the first phase of the revitalisation of the Phuthaditjhaba Industrial Park in the Free State...

4 May 2018

Craig Johnston
How SA's electronics industry can stay current

The global marketplace is dominated by constant innovations in technology, business processes, and business management systems...

By Craig Johnston 23 Apr 2018

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

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