Logistics Trends 2020

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SA drinks startup Quench announces service expansion and new driver app

Quench Delivery has announced a host of new developments this year, including an app relaunch, the introduction of a separate driver app, and the expansion of its service...

17 hours ago

Pargo grows customer base as click and collect gathers steam

Click and collect adoption is growing in South Africa. More than 70% of South African online shoppers tried click and collect at least once as their delivery method in 2019...

2 days ago

Air cargo stakeholders to fast-track AfCFTA operational progress

As air cargo and logistics industry stakeholders prepare to seize new opportunities presented by the new Africa Continental Free Trade Area agreement...

19 Feb 2020

Overview of the African fertiliser market

The international fertiliser market had a slow start in 2020 and the upcoming Lunar New Year in February might result in a quieter month. Higher freight rates will also have a possible impact on global producer netbacks...

21 Jan 2020

Blockchain, driven by IoT, can save food industry $31bn by 2024

According to a new study by Juniper Research, blockchain will enable $31 billion in food fraud savings globally by 2024 by immutably tracking food across the supply chain...

28 Nov 2019

Digitisation critical to long-term growth of SA's logistics industry

The benefits of digitisation have already seen a vast improvement in operational efficiencies within the logistics market. Going forward, digital solutions will play an even greater role as an absolute business essential...

26 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Mielie Mailer aims to change e-commerce delivery in SA

Mielie Mailer is a lifestyle-driven enterprise that seeks to help humans make better choices for themselves and for the planet...

By Evan-Lee Courie 25 Nov 2019

Checkers pilots 60-minute grocery delivery service

In response to customers' growing desire for hyper-convenience, Checkers has introduced an exclusive one-hour grocery delivery service...

25 Nov 2019

What SA's FMCG space can learn from Kenya

The simplest way of optimising route to market is through pre-sales, which then creates a predictable order and allows for the best delivery routes to be calculated...

By Andrew Dawson 25 Nov 2019

DHL Express launches live chat to enhance customer experience

"Customers benefit from quicker response times and by interacting with the company with the channels that are most convenient to them. "The deployment of MCT is a great step towards our goal of continuously improving our customers' experience."

20 Nov 2019

Creating added value with efficient logistics solutions, strategic acquisitions

As recessionary market forces put increased pressure on already complex value chains, the logistics industry faces major consolidation...

14 Nov 2019

How FMCG companies can prepare for the red season spike

As we enter the festive season, demand for fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) increases rapidly, often leaving manufacturers scrambling to fulfil orders from their distribution channel...

By Andrew Dawson 14 Nov 2019

Enhancing logistics performance to drive SA's economic growth: Lessons from Saudi Arabia

South Africa has long enjoyed a relatively strong logistics and supply chain standing amongst its international peers, but in recent years, the country has been slipping, albeit slowly...

By Zak Sivalingum 13 Nov 2019

Kenya's Twiga Foods raises $30m in Series B round

Kenyan B2B food distribution company, Twiga Foods, has raised $23.75 million in a Series B equity round led by Goldman Sachs...

28 Oct 2019

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