Logistics Trends 2016

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New app set to take the hassle out of parking

KaChing, the new cashless, ticketless, user-friendly parking app may take the hassle out of parking using license plate recognition (LPR) technology. KaChing uses LPR technology to open the boom...

5 hours ago

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NAMC, DAFF releases TradeProbe

The TradeProbe is a joint initiative by the NAMC and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries...

23 hours ago

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Uber comes of age and gets a new look, logo and branding

The next time you see Uber, you might not recognise it. That is because the company has had a massive aesthetic makeover to rival all of Donatella Versace's...

By Myolisi Sikupela 3 Feb 2016

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Acquisition to broaden Barloworld Transport's specialised offerings

In a strategic business move, Barloworld Transport recently acquired 51% of leading refrigerated transport company Aspen Logistic Services...

3 Feb 2016

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Go-ahead for R5m taxi payout

The Nelson Mandela Bay council gave the go-ahead for the city to pay the R5.5-million owed to the taxi industry for the 59 vehicles in storage...

29 Jan 2016

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Green light for Durban logistics park

Fortress Income Fund has cleared a significant hurdle in its bid to create a logistics mega-park on the last developable flat land in south Durban...

28 Jan 2016

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Fuel levy not for Gauteng freeways - Parliament

Using the fuel levy to replace Gauteng's e-toll system will cause services to the poor to suffer, Parliament's transport committee said...

By Thulani Gqirana, News24 27 Jan 2016

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Outa briefs parliament on various issues including alternative financing of E-Tolls

The Portfolio Committee on Transport will receive a briefing from the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (OUTA) on, among others, an alternative financing of e-tolls...

26 Jan 2016

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Serco wins by losing weight

For Serco, the challenge was losing weight in the body of the meat hanger truck while not compromising its strength and durability.

25 Jan 2016

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Key trends to shape global logistics

In the midst of all this economic, demographic and technological change, the logistics industry will continue to thrive...

By Charles Brewer 21 Jan 2016

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Survey finds most promising markets in sub-Saharan Africa

Consumer spending by a growing middle class is an important growth driver for Africa...

20 Jan 2016

MiX Telematics dominates SA fleet management market
MiX Telematics dominates SA fleet management market

MiX Telematics has been recognised by a Berg Insight report as the largest fleet management solution provider in South Africa...

20 Jan 2016

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2016 trucking industry outlook

The responsibility for moving cargoes across South Africa and national borders will continue to rest on the shoulders of truck operators...

19 Jan 2016

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Supply chain trends for 2016

Supply chains - the series of events needed to get goods and services to customers at the right place, time, quality, and price - face a number of impending challenges in 2016...

By Grant Marshbank 18 Jan 2016

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Five megatrends set to impact your business

There are what research group Frost & Sullivan define as 'megatrends' that demand a different and more strategic approach from business leaders...

By Kate Stubbs 18 Jan 2016

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Leaders need to plan for industry disruption

The working world of today is characterised by constant change. Across indsutries and sector, the business landscape is dominated by change and market disruption...

By Kate Stubbs 18 Jan 2016

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A belt-tightening year ahead for fleet managers

The most obvious characteristic of 2016 from a fleet management point of view will therefore be slow new-vehicle purchases and fleet expansion...

18 Jan 2016

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Transport of the future takes many shapes at tech show

In the future world of mobility, you might be traveling in a car, on a bike or a personal air transporter - with a range of new possibilities raised by connected technology...

12 Jan 2016

SAA and Prasa both facing another bumpy ride this year
SAA and Prasa both facing another bumpy ride this year

State-owned transport companies South African Airways (SAA) and the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) have had a turbulent past year...

By Andiswa Maqutu 8 Jan 2016

Why is Govt 'silent' on SA holiday road deaths?
Why is Govt 'silent' on SA holiday road deaths?

Earlier in December 2015, Wheels24 reported that the number of fatalities on South African roads during the 2015/16 holiday season surpassed 500...

By Sergio Davids, Wheels24 4 Jan 2016

Premier in U-turn over departments
Premier in U-turn over departments

In a move to align government departments, the roads and transport departments will again merge under a single political leadership, premier Phumulo Masualle has announced...

29 Dec 2015

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Almost 28,000 vehicles stopped at Western Cape roadblocks

Almost 28 000 vehicles have been stopped at roadblocks set up to weed out drunk drivers, overloaders and people driving unroadworthy vehicles...

By Jenni Evans, News24 29 Dec 2015

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Transporting produce in SA - yesterday, today and tomorrow

The cost of transportation has become an ever-greater burden...

By Gerhard Uys 24 Dec 2015

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World Bank pulls funding for Uganda transport project

The World Bank cancelled funding for a Uganda transport initiative, citing environmental concerns and allegations of sexual misconduct by contractors working on the project...

24 Dec 2015

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Nine traffic offences you will get arrested for this festive season

The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has warned motorists they will be arrested on the spot for several traffic offences this festive season...

By Lizeka Tandwa 23 Dec 2015

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Western Cape Transport deploys new hand-held devices

Brand new hand-held devices have now been deployed by the Department of Transport and Public Works to assist provincial traffic officers...

22 Dec 2015

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New business-led trade alliance formed

Three leading private-sector organisations have joined forces to launch a major new partnership to support effective implementation of the World Trade Organization's...

18 Dec 2015

Former Transport DG in court for fraud
Former Transport DG in court for fraud

Former Director General of Transport George Mahlalela, who appeared in court on charges of corruption, has been released on bail...

15 Dec 2015

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Labat Africa holds takeover talks

Labat Africa is in advanced talks with three companies regarding further possible takeovers. The investment holding company, which this year bought...

By Fifi Peters 11 Dec 2015

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