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#YouthMonth: Equipping unemployed youth aboard the SA Agulhas vessel

According to Trading Economics the youth unemployment rate in South Africa increased to 52.40% in the first quarter of 2018 from 51.10% in the fourth quarter of 2017. Luckily the maritime industry is doing its part in lowering these numbers...

By Ilse van den Berg 1 Jun 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

Samad Osman
#AfricaMonth: Growing market in Africa

Hapag-Lloyd recently opened a new office in Tema, Ghana as it continues its expansion across the continent. We interviewed Samad Osman, the Africa managing director for Hapag-Lloyd, and found out more about the current state of business for a logistics company in Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 14 May 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

Greg Cline
Balancing strategies critical for importers in 2018

Globally in 2017, unsustainable low rates, bigger vessels, and soft demand dominated the import sector, particularly from a shipping perspective. This has resulted in industry consolidation and a race for dominance...

By Dr Greg Cline 24 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

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

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

Alan Knott-Craig
#EntrepreneurMonth: If you can sell your first startup, sell it

Us humans have a heuristic bias to sell our winners and hold onto our losers. That's not the way to build wealth. Better to hang onto your winners and cut your losers loose...

By Alan Knott-Craig 18 Oct 2017

#InnovationMonth: Matchbox app matches containers with transporters
#InnovationMonth: Matchbox app matches containers with transporters

It seems there is no area in South Africa where innovation and creativity isn't disrupting the industry. Especially in the logistics space, there's been forward-thinking individuals and companies all aiming to make the industry more efficient...

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Sep 2017

#FreshConnections: The realities of trading in Africa
#FreshConnections: The realities of trading in Africa

It's often agreed that the trickiest part of the supply chain is not the sourcing, but getting the product to the consumer...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Aug 2017

New global ransomware attack disrupts thousands of companies
New global ransomware attack disrupts thousands of companies

NEWSWATCH: This week saw another global ransomware attack spread across the globe affecting big companies such as WPP, Maersk, and FedEx, among many others...

By Ilse van den Berg 30 Jun 2017

David Williams
#AfricaMonth: Internal trade barriers show signs of falling

While the road ahead may still present significant challenges, some of Africa's most long-standing internal trade barriers are beginning to show signs of falling. We interview David Williams, Maersk Line Africa chief executive and global head of Safmarine to find out more...

By Ilse van den Berg 30 May 2017

MSC introduces new ships, destination and MD
MSC introduces new ships, destination and MD

Not long after appointing Ross Volk to the position of managing director of MSC Cruises South Africa, the company has also announced that it will be introducing the MSC Meraviglia...

By Angie White 24 Apr 2017

Using data to streamline the supply chain
Using data to streamline the supply chain

Companies invest in many systems to power the supply chain: warehouse management systems, transportation management systems, ERP platforms....

By Kerry Hope 16 Mar 2017

#BizTrends2017: The three hottest trends in transport and logistics
#BizTrends2017: The three hottest trends in transport and logistics

For businesses and consumers alike, here are the three hottest trends to watch in 2017...

By Harry van Huyssteen 10 Jan 2017

Simisa via  - Port Louis, Mauritius
#APE2016: Fostering trade and development through port business hubs

We spoke to Aruna Bunwaree-Ramsaha, deputy director general, Mauritius Ports Authority, about the development of business hubs close to ports and what these hubs mean for trade and...

By Cari Coetzee 18 Oct 2016

Kate Stubbs
Harnessing change: why future success belongs to the first movers

Many are looking to capitalise on key opportunities and trends that have very clearly emerged from a complex and fast-moving business ecosystem...

By Kate Stubbs 24 Aug 2016

Adam Orlin
Finding the right partner key in navigating imports in drought-hit SA

We spoke to Adam Orlin, head of Investec Import Solutions, to find out more about the impact of the drought on the import and export of agriculture commodities...

By Cari Coetzee 19 Aug 2016

#DesignMonth: Creating a transport marketplace with eShip
#DesignMonth: Creating a transport marketplace with eShip

Finding the right transport provider is no easy task - even more so when you start crossing borders. Emile McLennan, founder of eShip, aimed to solve just his problem...

By Cari Coetzee 23 Feb 2016

Five megatrends set to impact your business
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

[Source Africa 2015] Africa en vogue
[Source Africa 2015] Africa en vogue

Africa is certainly the next big thing when it comes to trading partners for the US, and the recent reauthorisation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for another 10 years has just made it even hotter...

By Nicci Botha 11 Jun 2015

Survey shows huge growth potential for e-retailers in Africa
Survey shows huge growth potential for e-retailers in Africa

Africa offers enormous growth potential for e-retailers given that online shopping is in its infancy in the region. The Shop the World! report reveals that emerging markets offer the highest growth potential...

By Sumesh Rahavendra 31 Oct 2014

Supply chain management concerned about skills shortage
Supply chain management concerned about skills shortage

Skills shortages continue to bedevil the logistics and supply chain industry, with practitioners reporting shortages of up to 64% in positions that require a bachelor's degree.

By Mario Landman 23 Oct 2014

[2013 trends] 'Goodvertising' - the key to brand leadership
[2013 trends] 'Goodvertising' - the key to brand leadership

There's a transformational shift happening and it's picking up pace in the New Year. Business and its far-reaching (some might say overreaching) arm, advertising, are becoming more responsible, more caring and more sustainable.

By Thomas Kolster 22 Jan 2013

Chris Moerdyk
Killing the consumer with absurdity

I keep thinking about that cabinet minister who, a few weeks ago, said that e-tolls wouldn't hurt the poor because the rich would pay for it all. What he didn't realise of course, was that when the rich pay the tolls, they put it on their expense accounts or add it to their truck fleet operating costs and eventually pass it on to the consumer. Including the poor consumer.

By Chris Moerdyk 23 Mar 2012

Oxfam, WWF report proposes carbon levy on shipping
Oxfam, WWF report proposes carbon levy on shipping

A report published by Oxfam and the World Wildlife Fund proposes that a carbon levy be imposed on international shipping and says that this should be at the heart of the United Nations climate change conference to be held in Durban later this year.

By Paddy Hartdegen 14 Sep 2011

Transnet to train 6 800 port staff
Transnet to train 6 800 port staff

At least 6 800 people will be trained by Transnet's ports division over the next five years in an attempt to resolve the huge shortage of skills facing this sector of the economy according to Brian Molefe, chief executive of the company.

By Paddy Hartdegen 14 Sep 2011

Paddy Hartdegen
Seven new cranes for Durban Container Terminal

Transnet has placed orders for seven new ship-to-shore cranes for the Durban Container Terminal. The cranes have a tandem lifting capability and can lift two 12-metre containers at once or four six metres ones.

By Paddy Hartdegen 14 Sep 2011

February cars sales: More good news for manufacturers, dealers
February cars sales: More good news for manufacturers, dealers

Commenting on the new vehicle sales statistics for February 2011, released this morning, the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) says that new car sales in particular, as well as medium and heavy commercial vehicle sales, have registered exceptional gains compared to the corresponding month last year.

By Henrie Geyser 2 Mar 2011

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