Jumia to become Africa's one stop online destination
Jumia to become Africa's one stop online destination

With a new vision, the Africa Internet Group is connecting its companies into Jumia's ecosystem which will give access to products and services from its e-commerce platforms.

2 days ago

Weighing in on SOLAS in South Africa
Weighing in on SOLAS in South Africa

The 1 July deadline for the implementation of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) amendments to the Safety of Lives at Sea Agreement (SOLAS) looms and questions have been raised whether a number countries, including South Africa, are ready.

By Darren Fraser, Mark Fearick 2 days ago

TPT's DCT makes progress on road rehabilitation project
TPT's DCT makes progress on road rehabilitation project

Durban Container Terminal's (DCT) road at Pier 2 is the main arterial supply for the North, South and East quays and other departments in DCT which handle approximately 3,000 laden trucks and other vehicles in the terminal daily. The road has been in existence for more than 35 years and, due to constant heavy traffic, several repairs have been completed.

2 days ago

Why is outsourcing still a dirty word?
Why is outsourcing still a dirty word?

Amongst South African business leaders, outsourcing is still something of a dirty word. For many, it denotes weakness and an inability to properly grow and manage all the traditional aspects of a successful company. Yet this is an outdated view - and one that does not take into account today's complex business and operating environment.

By Kate Stubbs 3 days ago

Imperial shares five-pillar approach to transport risk management
Imperial shares five-pillar approach to transport risk management

Imperial Logistics uses a proactive, multi-pronged approach for managing transport risk. According to the company's health safety and sustainability executive (HHS), Lucky Maluleke, risks that must be constantly considered and mitigated in the transport industry include environmental factors like severe weather conditions, fires, temperature control, accidents, driver fatigue and inappropriate operation of equipment.

3 days ago

#YouthMonth: Creating the largest digital transport marketplace in Africa
#YouthMonth: Creating the largest digital transport marketplace in Africa

Earlier this year I did an interview with starter-upper, founder and managing director of BidShip, the Uber of Logistics. Last time I asked him to tell us about his company, this time, as we are celebrating the success of South Africa's youth, I asked him to tell us more about himself and share his journey to success with us and other South African youth in the industry.

By Cari Van Wyk 22 Jun 2016

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Maersk report: struggling trade market curbed by economic restraints

Container trade in South Africa has been negatively impacted by the declining demand for mining commodities, the economic slowdown in China, dwindling consumer spending and the drought. Both import and export markets have declined year-on-year by 8% and 12% respectively.

22 Jun 2016

Unlocking the potential of maritime careers for youth
Unlocking the potential of maritime careers for youth

The consistent nurturing and developing of skills among the youth is critical to future of the country's economy, with South Africa's unemployment rate at a 10-year high and half the population under 25. Chairman of Maersk SA (Pty) Ltd of Maersk Line Frederick Jacobs says that the maritime industry is a robust national asset that offers career potential.

21 Jun 2016

Eight innovative ways drones are being used today
Eight innovative ways drones are being used today

This year non-military use of drones is believed to double as new companies and organisations rapidly come up with innovative ways to improve efficiency with drones. And here are our top eight uses of drones today:

By James de Villiers 21 Jun 2016

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#CGFSummit: Enactus announces 1 Race 2 End Waste competition

Tom Gorman, CEO of Brambles and a board member of Enactus, has announced the launch of a global initiative, 1 Race 2 End Waste, to reduce food loss and waste in developing as well as developed countries.

21 Jun 2016

Serco kickstarts Takealot fleet
Serco kickstarts Takealot fleet

Serco worked closely with e-commerce retailer, Takealot.com, in its move to own and operate its own fleet of dry body vehicles. Takealot has large warehouses in both Johannesburg and Cape Town from where they deliver consumer goods direct to online buyers.

21 Jun 2016

Imperial shifts gear in tough terrain
Imperial shifts gear in tough terrain

Imperial Holdings says in a management update that SA's economy has tightened, and trading remains challenging. It says factors affecting the group are a 29% decline of the average rand-dollar exchange rate in the past year, a 9.8% decline in year-to-date national new vehicle sales, a sharp decline in commodity volumes and subdued consumer goods volumes.

By Mark Allix 20 Jun 2016

Record vehicle exports achieved at East London port
Record vehicle exports achieved at East London port

With over 10,000 new vehicles exported, Transnet and Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) recorded the highest units being handled in East London in April 2016. This significant record bodes well for the partnership of MBSA, Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) and Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) as well as the economy of the region and the country.

20 Jun 2016