Logistics Trends 2018

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Ride-share fleets to map cities around the world
Ride-share fleets to map cities around the world

Mobileye 8 Connect is an aftermarket collision avoidance system capable of collecting dynamic data to make cities smarter, safer and autonomous ready...

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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#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

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

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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

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

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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

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

Sanral makes travelling easier for tag holders
Sanral makes travelling easier for tag holders

The South African Roads Agency (Sanral) has released a list of conventional toll plazas where tags are accepted for electronic payment...

25 Dec 2017

Still using BBM? You can now request an Uber via platform
Still using BBM? You can now request an Uber via platform

BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) has seen far better days in emerging markets, as WhatsApp usurps it as the favoured instant messaging platform...

By Hadlee Simons 20 Dec 2017

Uber vs Taxify: which taxi service is better?
Uber vs Taxify: which taxi service is better?

Cab-hailing apps have become a popular means of transport in South Africa. We compare the two most popular cab services, Uber and Taxify.

By Melissa Cohen 20 Dec 2017

Grade 9 learner develops device to prevent road accidents
Grade 9 learner develops device to prevent road accidents

Samirah Kaka, a grade 9 learner from North West set about developing an innovative device to prevent accidents...

19 Dec 2017

Fuel prices may drop in January
Fuel prices may drop in January

Fuel prices may bring welcome news in January after the exchange rate has appreciated significantly due to the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as the new president of the ANC...

19 Dec 2017

Daimler delivers its first all-electric trucks in Europe
Daimler delivers its first all-electric trucks in Europe

Daimler has delivered its first fully-electric lorries to companies in Europe, as the global race to mass produce the first generation of "green trucks" heats up. This is the future of urban distribution transport...

18 Dec 2017

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Engineered for tough conditions in the commuter bus sector

Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles has bolstered its commuter bus offering with the launch of its OF 1723 bus chassis...

By Mark Smyth 15 Dec 2017

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Hauling steadily into an electric era

Tesla boss Elon Musk had always promised to create an electric truck. The rest of the industry has been working on greener solutions for years with options ranging from Euro 6 diesel engines to hybrids, gas and even electric...

15 Dec 2017

Taxify ride-hailing app launches in Tanzania
Taxify ride-hailing app launches in Tanzania

Ride-hailing app, Taxify, has launched its services in Dar es Salaam to give commuters more options in private urban transport...

14 Dec 2017

Apapa port not conceived to receive trucks, fuel tankers
Apapa port not conceived to receive trucks, fuel tankers

The Apapa port was originally designed to receive imported goods and petroleum products and move them out by railway and pipelines, and not to receive articulated trucks and heavy-duty vehicles...

By Ejiofor Alike 13 Dec 2017

57 million riders, drivers affected by Uber breach
57 million riders, drivers affected by Uber breach

Global transportation technology company Uber Technologies has admitted it suffered a breach that saw hackers stealing the personal information of approximately 57 million customers and drivers...

By Simon Campbell-Young 13 Dec 2017

London's iconic black cabs go electric
London's iconic black cabs go electric

London's first electric-powered black cabs hit the streets on Tuesday, the British capital's iconic taxis getting a facelift for the modern age that should help cut pollution in the city...

7 Dec 2017

Air transport net profits to soar in 2018
Air transport net profits to soar in 2018

Led by US airlines, net profits in the aviation industry are set to rise by some 11% in 2018, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Tuesday as it presented economic forecasts for the industry.

6 Dec 2017

African airline safety shows improvement
African airline safety shows improvement

It is often said in the aviation industry that Africa has the lowest number of flights but records the highest number of air crashes in the world...

4 Dec 2017

New heavy truck, trailer factory in Ethiopia
New heavy truck, trailer factory in Ethiopia

A factory that produces trailers, semi-trailers and Sinotrucks and fuel tankers was inaugurated recently in Ethiopia...

30 Nov 2017

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Museveni slashes fees for city taxis

President Museveni has said taxi operators should pay a monthly road user fee of Shs80,000 and not Shs120,000 to Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA)...

By Amos Ngwomoya 29 Nov 2017

Jambojet to launch Uganda, Tanzania flights by February
Jambojet to launch Uganda, Tanzania flights by February

Jambojet is set to start flights to Tanzania and Uganda by February next year, kicking off its regional expansion plan designed to see the low-cost carrier fly to 16 new routes...

By Mugambi Mutegi 28 Nov 2017

SA's Droppa plans Cape Town, Durban rollouts next year
SA's Droppa plans Cape Town, Durban rollouts next year

South African on-demand logistics startup, Droppa, is planning to expand to Cape Town and Durban in 2018 having established a decent foothold in Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni...

By Tom Jackson 27 Nov 2017

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Delivering an electric transport solution

Daimler brought its alternative drivetrain roadshow to SA which enabled us to experience its electric, hybrid and other solutions on home soil...

23 Nov 2017

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Car-sharing firm zips across to petrol vans in bid to cut diesel use

We have all heard of car-sharing schemes. Until now they have been about cars and the ability to jump into a vehicle, drive to your destination and then park it for someone else to use. But what if you could borrow a van?

23 Nov 2017

Flagship training programme to provide women in logistics and transport with internationally recognised qualification
Flagship training programme to provide women in logistics and transport with internationally recognised qualification

Thirty women in the transport and logistics industries have been enrolled as student members of CILTSA which will see the women trained in the international Certificate in Logistics and Transport CILT qualification...

23 Nov 2017

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