©Tracy Fox via 123RF
Transnet locos lag in local content

Two years after Transnet signed a historic R50bn deal with four manufacturers for 1,064 locomotives, it has hit a snag. The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) says it has not yet received satisfactory information from the manufacturers, as it prepares for local content verification of the project.

3 days ago

RMS St Helena via Wikimedia Commons
No plane sailing for St Helena

Potential buyers of the RMS St Helena might have to wait to set sail aboard the vessel. The mail ship, which has plied its trade between Cape Town and the remote Atlantic island of St Helena since it was built in 1990, is being replaced by an air service. But it was announced yesterday that the airport's opening has been delayed indefinitely after test flights revealed dangerous wind conditions.

3 days ago

©Stefano Lunardi via 123RF
Telematics technology key to transport sector's survival

The fleet industry, like many others, is in a constant state of flux with the recent economic downturn and pressure on businesses to remain profitable. According to Brendan Horan, managing director of MiX Telematics Africa, operational expenses continue to rise and market players are continuously looking at ways to remain competitive. This raises the question of how transport-reliant businesses are going to survive in these tough economic times.

3 days ago

skeeze via pixabay
Lufthansa on a good track after difficult year

Lufthansa posted a favorable result for the year and carried a record 108 million passengers. Says Carsten Spohr, chairman of the executive board and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG "2015 was our toughest year in emotional terms, and at the same time one of the most successful in our corporate history."

3 days ago

©rihardzz via 123RF
SADC fuel channel expansion opens opportunities for logistics partners

New routes for fuel imports to SADC countries are being enabled trough the development of several southern African ports. However, energy companies will require local networks of logistics partners to make these imports cost-effective. General manager at logistics specialist Crossroads Distribution, Hennie van Wyk believes there are three vital areas to get right.

28 Apr 2016

Catching a #viewfromtheroad with Barloworld Transport
Catching a #viewfromtheroad with Barloworld Transport

Barloworld Transport, while focused on moving the economy, is showcasing the beauty along South Africa's roads on Instagram through a novel collaboration with some of South Africa's top Instagram gurus.

28 Apr 2016

Aktug Ates via Wikimedia Commons
VIP jet now a must-have

Weeks after denying that a formal request had been made for a new presidential jet, Armscor - the defence force's acquisition arm - has announced a tender for the lease of an intercontinental VIP aircraft.

28 Apr 2016

Procurement starts for modernising Prasa rail network
Procurement starts for modernising Prasa rail network

The Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) has begun procurement of construction work to modernise rail infrastructure for the arrival of 600 trains purchased in a R59bn deal with Gibela Rail Transport Consortium. The procurement is part of Prasa's R172bn modernisation programme to overhaul the aged urban Metrorail commuter service and will include modernising signalling and rail tracks, as well as station upgrades.

By Andiswa Maqutu 26 Apr 2016

jgmorard via Wikimedia Commons_Textainer container being loaded
Trencor reports loss of R57m for the year to end-December

Trencor, a JSE-listed company that owns 48.25% of shipping container leasing group Textainer, reported a loss of R57m for the year to end-December from the previous year's R2bn profit.

26 Apr 2016