Khomotjo Mphahlele (left), a Senior Marine Training Facilitator at the Transnet Maritime School of Excellence (MSoE), receiving the award for Best Skills Contributor from Captain Thembela Taboshe, Master Mariner and Ship Surveyor/ Deck Examiner.
TNPA women shine at Women In Transport Awards

The women of Transnet National Port Authority flew the flag high at the Women in Transport Awards, a collaborative platform dedicated to recognising excellence within the rail and maritime industry in Africa which took place at the Durban ICC on 18 October 2016. The prestigious awards ceremony was attended by a number of decision makers, business leaders and various stakeholders from the transport and maritime industry, with Deputy Minister of Transport Lydia Sindisiwe Chikunga delivering the keynote address.

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Maria Mzimela (Transnet Freight Rail Durban), Mari Pennanen (Dar es Salaam DCG-DSN - Corridor Group), Khomotjo Mphahlele (Transnet Maritime School of Excellence), Nangamso Maponya (Development Bank South Africa), Zukiswa Sithole, Sylvia Siyo (Transnet National Ports Authority Durban)
2016 Women in Transport Awards winners crowned

Maritime industry professionals across Africa gathered in Durban on 18 October 2016 at Durban International Convention Centre to recognise, reward, and celebrate the winners of the 2016 Women in Transport Awards as part of the annual Transport Evolution Forum - African Ports Evolution and African Rail Evolution. Winners were announced at the event's Mayoral cocktail reception and delegates were welcomed by the host partner to the event, the City of eThekwini.

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L – R: Adebimpe Ihekuna, Head Banking Products FirstBank; Gbenga Shobo, Deputy Managing Director, FirstBank; Ebi Atawodi, General Manager for Uber in Nigeria and Babatunde Lasaki, Head Media and External Relations FirstBank
Uber drivers in Nigeria can now apply for used-vehicle loans based on driver performance

As a result of partnerships entered into between Uber Nigeria and First Bank of Nigeria Limited, as well as smaller financiers, Uber Nigeria is making low-interest, used-vehicle loans available to its top-rated driver-partners. For the first time, Uber driver-partners in Nigeria will be able to apply for finance for used vehicles based on their driver performance records.

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Brambles and GFN teams up against hunger and food waste
Brambles and GFN teams up against hunger and food waste

Logistics solutions company, Brambles has signed a three-year agreement with the international non-profit organisation the Global FoodBanking Network (GFN). The agreement will see Brambles providing supply chain knowledge, in-kind contributions, volunteers and donations to help finance GFN operations, in an effort to reduce hunger, poverty, malnutrition and food waste. Brambles operate in more than 60 countries primarily through the CHEP and IFCO brands.

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L to R: Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport Ismail Vadi, Philip Taaibosch, president of SANTACO and Fred Baumhardt, CEO of Curve Group
E-ticket system modernises SA taxi industry

The formalisation of the taxi industry in South Africa will take a step forward with the Electronic Fare Collection System (e-ticket) for minibus taxi commuters. A live concept demonstration of the e-ticket was recently attended by Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Ismail Vadi, at the Bosman Street Taxi Rank in Pretoria today.

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#APE2016: Fostering trade and development through port business hubs

With African Ports Evolution currently underway in Durban, 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 economic development.

By Cari Van Wyk 18 Oct 2016

#APE2016: TNPA ports under spotlight
#APE2016: TNPA ports under spotlight

Representatives of Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) are included in African Ports Evolution 2016's high-profile programme that includes Africa's port pioneers and maritime industry leaders. The exhibition is currently taking place in the port city of Durban from 18 to 19 October 2016.

18 Oct 2016

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UPS expands delivery service to 28 new countries

UPS has announced the expansion of UPS Worldwide Express Plus, its earliest morning package delivery service, into 28 new countries, including United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, South Africa, Turkey, Mexico, and Vietnam. The company is also enhancing the service to cover more postal codes in 25 existing countries. Shippers can now reach the top 20 economies earlier than ever.

17 Oct 2016

Gulf of Guinea. Image by 123RF
African nations hail maritime deal

African leaders on Saturday signed a deal to boost security off the continent's economically crucial coasts, hoping to shore up development by tackling maritime crimes like piracy and smuggling.

17 Oct 2016