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Growth ahead for e-hailing services
Growth ahead for e-hailing services

Regulation could help e-hailing services grow and reduce their operating risks...

By Jason Mellow 2 days ago

New survey highlights opportunities to future-proof supply chains
New survey highlights opportunities to future-proof supply chains

The survey conducted by Orange Business Services explores how enterprises can utilise supply chain and logistical data insights to mitigate risk...

22 Jan 2021

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Medics killed in Netcare helicopter crash

Five people were killed when a Netcare helicopter crashed near Winterton in KwaZulu-Natal...

22 Jan 2021

Connected, automated temperature monitoring - a proactive approach for an unbroken cold chain
Connected, automated temperature monitoring - a proactive approach for an unbroken cold chain

Smart connected and automated temperature monitoring at every point of the cold chain will help logistics companies proactively ensure their cold chain is never broken and their goods arrive in prime condition for use and sale...

By Eckart Zollner 21 Jan 2021

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Wine export report shows market stability despite alcohol bans

According to the latest report by Wines of South Africa, the 2020 export volumes echo that of a challenging 2019, despite a five-week-long ban on exports and huge challenges at the Cape Town Port terminal due to Covid-19.

20 Jan 2021

Outsurance Pointsmen service returns to Joburg
Outsurance Pointsmen service returns to Joburg

After over a year without Outsurance Pointsmen guiding traffic in Johannesburg, the free service to motorists has returned...

15 Jan 2021

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Curbing drunk driving in the logistics industry requires regulatory support and enforcement

Alcohol-related vehicle accidents cause thousands of injuries and fatalities every year, and in the transport and logistics sector can also lead to stock loss, damaged reputation and massive collateral damage...

By Rhys Evans 14 Jan 2021

One-Stop Border Post to ease challenges at Beitbridge
One-Stop Border Post to ease challenges at Beitbridge

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs says the implementation of a One-Stop Border Post with neighbouring countries and the establishment of the Border Management Authority offers a solution to the challenges at the Beitbridge Border Post...

14 Jan 2021

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DHL Global Forwarding invests R126.5m in new SA facility

The new facility will boast 10,000 square meters of warehousing space, doubling the existing capacity to meet future demand...

13 Jan 2021

Vaccine delays reveal unexpected weak link in supply chains: A shortage of workers
Vaccine delays reveal unexpected weak link in supply chains: A shortage of workers

The shipment of goods to suppliers has become technologically sophisticated. Delays in getting out the Covid-19 vaccine to people show that the breakdowns come down to something more basic...

By Anna Nagurney 11 Jan 2021

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Africa airlines see fall in air cargo demand in November

Global air cargo demand improves in November but capacity remains constrained

8 Jan 2021

O. R Tambo receives global airport health accreditation
O. R Tambo receives global airport health accreditation

Airports Council International (ACI) has certified O. R Tambo International Airport under its Airport Health Accreditation programme (AHA) for its continued application of health and safety protocols which meet local regulations and global standards.

7 Jan 2021

Muhammad Ali Albakri
#BizTrends2021: 5 government interventions urgently-needed to support air transport, tourism sector

The air transport industry was one of the hardest hit in 2020 with traffic and revenues falling off a cliff at the end of last March following the imposition of worldwide Covid-19 containment restrictions on travel...

By Muhammad Ali Albakri 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: How the aviation industry is taking off during the pandemic
#BizTrends2021: How the aviation industry is taking off during the pandemic

Safety protocol, communication and collaboration across industries is key to economic recovery...

By Anand Yedery 6 Jan 2021

Richard dos Santos
#BizTrends2021: 2021 holds supply chain profession's greatest endeavour ever

With the worldwide roll-out of a Covid-19 vaccine, life and economies could potentially see a return to some semblance of normality by the end of 2021...

By Richard dos Santos 6 Jan 2021

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Third-party access to rail network will boost SA economy

Opening up the Transnet rail network to third party rail operators as indicated by President Ramaphosa as part of his economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan will boost SA's economy significantly through job creation...

5 Jan 2021

Price of fuel set for steep increase
Price of fuel set for steep increase

In a statement on Monday, 4 January 2021, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) said the price of 93 (ULP and LRP) will go up by 43 cents, while that of 95 (ULP and LRP) will increase by 40 cents...

4 Jan 2021

Ports of entry ready for travellers returning to SA
Ports of entry ready for travellers returning to SA

Government has outlined plans for operations at the ports of entry until 14 January that have been approved by the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure.

4 Jan 2021

Transport, freight bodies call on government to heed lessons from Beitbridge chaos
Transport, freight bodies call on government to heed lessons from Beitbridge chaos

The Federation of Eastern and Southern African Road Transport Associations (FESARTA) and the South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) have called on government for a public-private partnership (PPP) to prevent future disasters similar to the chaos...

31 Dec 2020

Airlink adjusts flight schedule to comply with Level 3 curfew
Airlink adjusts flight schedule to comply with Level 3 curfew

Domestic and regional airline Airlink has announced that it is adjusting its flight schedule of early morning and evening departures so that customers can comply with South Africa's new curfew...

29 Dec 2020

Changing consumer behaviour driving logistics challenges
Changing consumer behaviour driving logistics challenges

Results from consumer surveys conducted by McKinsey & Company in South Africa, Europe and the US show that the Covid-19 pandemic has materially changed consumer behaviour, perhaps permanently...

29 Dec 2020

Lufthansa develops new product for transport of Covid-19 vaccines
Lufthansa develops new product for transport of Covid-19 vaccines

Lufthansa Cargo recently announced the launch of Covid-19 Temp Premium, specifically developed for the transport of Covid-19 vaccines...

28 Dec 2020

RFA calls on government to urgently address Beitbridge traffic nightmare
RFA calls on government to urgently address Beitbridge traffic nightmare

The Road Freight Association (RFA) has called on government to urgently help resolve the Beitbridge traffic crisis as queues of trucks and other vehicles are reaching 20km in both directions...

24 Dec 2020

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TBCSA clarifies how the new curfew affects air travellers

Following the announcement of the new national curfew times, 11pm - 4am, the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) spoke to the minister of tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, to clarify how domestic flights and travellers may be affected...

24 Dec 2020

IATA appoints new regional VP for Africa and Middle East
IATA appoints new regional VP for Africa and Middle East

Kamil H. Al-Awadhi has been appointed the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) regional vice president for Africa and Middle East (AME)...

23 Dec 2020

Make drones sound less annoying by factoring in humans at the design stage
Make drones sound less annoying by factoring in humans at the design stage

We've devised a way to factor in noise annoyance levels in drone design...

By Antonio J Torija Martinez 23 Dec 2020

Lightstone, Tracker analyse effect of lockdown on traffic levels
Lightstone, Tracker analyse effect of lockdown on traffic levels

According to a recently released study from Lightstone and Tracker, traffic levels fell dramatically by more than 60% in Gauteng and the Western Cape when hard lockdown was enforced in April...

23 Dec 2020

Transport, freight industry needs urgent government intervention
Transport, freight industry needs urgent government intervention

If order is not restored, the consequences could be catastrophic - not only for South Africa, but for the rest of Africa...

By RFA, SAAFF, SAEPA 22 Dec 2020

Optimising meal kit delivery services in the digital age
Optimising meal kit delivery services in the digital age

Meal kit services may be the easiest way to get food on the table, but the supply chain behind this business model is complex and time-pressured...

21 Dec 2020



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