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More consultants work on fixing SAA

South African Airways (SAA) has appointed aviation consultants Seabury to advise its board on the restructuring process being undertaken by the airline. Seabury started work on Monday, advising the board on growing revenue and on a long-term business plan.

By Karl Gernetzky 27 minutes ago

The deepest berths at Port of Durban now fully operational after reconstruction
The deepest berths at Port of Durban now fully operational after reconstruction

Berth 13 and 14 at the Maydon Wharf Precinct in the Port of Durban is now deeper and safer for bigger ships calling at the port - marking a milestone in Transnet National Ports Authority's (TNPA) six-berth reconstruction project.

2 hours ago

New taxi app books a ride for Ivory Coast middle class
New taxi app books a ride for Ivory Coast middle class

ABIDJAN, CÔTE D'IVOIRE: In bustling Abidjan, a homegrown company has tapped into the global taxi app revolution that has spawned Uber and other online transport networks. While Uber has already jumped into several African markets from South Africa to Egypt, Africab seeks to provide Ivory Coast's emerging middle class with a locally-owned high-tech and reliable travel option.

1 day ago

Boeing, SpiceJet commits to order of 205 airplanes
Boeing, SpiceJet commits to order of 205 airplanes

During an event in New Delhi, Boeing and SpiceJet committed to an order of up to 205 airplanes. The order, booked at the end of 2016, includes 100 new 737 MAX 8s, SpiceJet's current order for 42 MAXs, 13 additional 737 MAXs which were previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing's Orders & Deliveries website, as well as purchase rights for 50 additional airplanes.

1 day ago

- Kenyan Minister for Transport and Infrastructure James Macharia (C) and the Managing Director of the Kenya Railways Corporation Atanas Maina (R, front) attend the reception ceremony of the first batch of locomotives for the Mombasa-Nairobi standard gauge railway in Mombasa. Photo: Sun Ruibo/Xinhua
Kenya receives locomotives for China-funded railway

MOMBASA, KENYA: Kenya has received six locomotives from China, which will run on a China-funded standard gauge railway (SGR) due to start trial operation in June.

By Isaac Khisa 1 day ago

Acsa gets acting finance head
Acsa gets acting finance head

Airports Company SA (Acsa) has appointed Dirk Kunz as its acting chief financial officer following the resignation of incumbent Maureen Manyama. Among his responsibilities, Kunz is expected to clean up Acsa's procurement systems.

By Karl Gernetzky 13 Jan 2017

Top (from left to right): Herman van Laar (Managing Director of Contract Bus Services Division at Imperial Logistics), Siphiwe Madiba-Vara (Chief People Officer, Human Resources at Imperial Logistics), Willem Spangenberg (Attorney for Interstate Bus Lines), Sibongile Zikalala (Transformation Director at Imperial Logistics). Bottom (from left to right): Gregory Hocking (Financial Director at Imperial Logistics South Africa), Christo du Plessis (Chief Operation Officer at Interstate Bus Lines)
Imperial diversifies, buys into commuter bus service market

In line with Imperial Logistics' strategy to diversify into other, related industries, the company has acquired a majority stake in the largest commuter bus operation in the Free State, Interstate Bus Lines.

13 Jan 2017

All Dutch trains now run on wind energy
All Dutch trains now run on wind energy

The Netherlands' national railway company, NS has just announced that all Dutch trains have become 100% powered by wind energy. The result of a partnership with energy company Eneco, this remarkable accomplishment has seen the nation completely surpass their own goal of reaching this target by the year 2018.

By Lindsay Samson 13 Jan 2017

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Airbus jets past Boeing on orders, closes gap on deliveries

TOULOUSE, FRANCE: Airbus on Wednesday said it had outstripped its own delivery expectations in 2016, closing the gap with Boeing, and beat its US arch-rival on orders.

12 Jan 2017

CTIA reaches 10 million passengers per year mark
CTIA reaches 10 million passengers per year mark

On 28 December 2016, passengers arriving at Cape Town International Airport were told that one of them would be the 10 millionth passenger to pass through the airport in a single year. “Reaching the 10 million passengers per year mark is an important milestone for ACSA and for the Western Cape region. CTIA is a critical gateway for the continuing growth of domestic and international tourism to the Western Cape and we have seen solid passenger volume growth over the past few years,” said Deon Cloete, general manager of CTIA.

12 Jan 2017

Cathay Pacific takes honours as safest airline in the world
Cathay Pacific takes honours as safest airline in the world

For the third consecutive year, Cathay Pacific has been named the world's safest airline according to Germany's Jet Airline Crash Data Evaluation Centre's (JACDEC) Safety Index which analyses factors such as hull loss accidents, revenue passenger kilometres, cumulative passenger data for the last 30 years, fatalities, accident-free years and the number of serious incidents, among other factors, to calculate a rating.

12 Jan 2017

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Lufthansa Group to make 2017 the year of digitalisation

The Lufthansa Group hosted the first digital aviation forum at their Frankfurt Airport hub - showcasing their commitment to making 2017 the year of digitalisation by demonstrating various new digital innovations. Lufthansa unveiled 29 different projects that are either in beta version stage or ready to be launched.

12 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: What does 2017 hold for supply chains?
#BizTrends2017: What does 2017 hold for supply chains?

At the beginning of every new year, it is customary to give an opinion of the trends that are emerging or that are likely to develop further during the course of that year. Supply chain management is no different, as the discipline is constantly evolving in the quest for ever improving service levels through increased efficiency and effectiveness.

By Mungo Park 12 Jan 2017