Nick Hoffman engaging with students
Students get schooled on disruption in logistics and transport

Online bidding platform for road freight transport, Linebooker, has been instructing students from Stellenbosch University to ensure change management is top-of-mind as the industry transforms at a rapid rate. Disruption is the name of the game and as part of guiding the next generation of transport and logistics professionals, these students are learning first-hand what it's all about from Linebooker.

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Transnet Port Terminals completes major SMME programme in KZN
Transnet Port Terminals completes major SMME programme in KZN

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT), in conjunction with Economic Development Tourism & Environmental Affairs (EDTEA) and the Coastal TVET College in Hammarsdale, has completed its R2 million SMME programme with nine youth-owned rural co-operatives in KwaZulu-Natal.

13 hours ago

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FedEx introduces new cold shipping solution for healthcare industry in SA

Transport company, FedEx Express has introduced a new temperature-controlled solution, FedEx Cold Shipping, in South Africa.

13 hours ago

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Taxi-hailing firm Little launches own virtual wallet

Kenya - Safaricom-backed taxi-hailing platform Little has unveiled an electronic wallet to encourage riders using their taxis to pay for trips online.

By Annie Njanja 1 day ago

Barbara Kulenkamp
For Lufthansa's female pilots the sky is not the limit

Lufthansa female commercial pilot, Barbara Kuhlenkamp shares her experience of being a female pilot in a male-dominated field.

1 day ago

Mikhail Goldovski via  - Port of Tanga, Tanzania
Bright future awaits Tanga Port ahead of oil pipeline

TANGA, Tanzania — Tanga Port looks forward to a bright future, projecting to serve over five times the current consignment as a result of the planned implementation of various construction projects, citing industries and Hoima-Tanga crude oil pipeline.

By Bernard Lugongo 2 days ago

Airlines spend N50bn annually on aircraft maintenance overseas
Airlines spend N50bn annually on aircraft maintenance overseas

Nigeria - The low value of the naira has increased the cost of overseas aircraft maintenance to over N50bn annually, Nigerian airline operators have said. They noted that the cost would have been higher if many of the airlines did not shut down their operations in the last five years. There are relatively fewer operating aircraft as the number of aircraft on maintenance has decreased by about 35 percent.

By Chinedu Eze 2 days ago

N2 project to make travelling easier
N2 project to make travelling easier

The N2 Wild Coast project will improve mobility and connectivity between provinces and towns, says Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi.

2 days ago

Porto do Caio, Angola's new deepwater port
Angola's investment in non-oil sectors starts to pay off

With forecasts of rising commodity prices, investors must now bear in mind that we are moving towards a sellers' rather than buyers' market. A shift that signals good news for many of Africa's national economies, including Angola.

By Miguel Damião Gago 2 days ago

Regent Highway Heroes Video Series - Episode 5: Wellness
Regent Highway Heroes Video Series - Episode 5: Wellness

What Makes A Hero?
“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”

Issued by Regent 18 Aug 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. And if you're planning to extend your supply network into a Third World continent like Africa, you should know that logistical issues tend to rise in complexity.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Aug 2017

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Nairobi sees 22% boost in domestic air travel capacity

Nairobi is the only city in Africa whose airports are recording higher growth for domestic capacity than that of international capacity, with a 22% boost. This is according to a new report by ForwardKeys, which compares Nairobi's trend to most of the other top 10 African airports ranked by total scheduled capacity for August to December 2017, which are seeing more growth in international than in domestic capacity.

By Josephine Wawira 18 Aug 2017

Benji Coetzee
#WomensMonth: Benji Coetzee's Empty Trips revolutionises logistics

The Empty Trips platform connects those with spare capacity on their vehicles (truck, boat or plane) with those who require goods transported in Africa. I chatted to founder, Benji Coetzee, to find out how her idea creates accessibility for individuals and business to leverage existing logistical networks at reduced transport costs, whilst supporting logistical services providers with the opportunity to reduce empty space, save, and earn new sources of revenue.

By Ilse van den Berg 17 Aug 2017