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Lufthansa Group invests in AI partnership with Hopper

The Lufthansa Group and the Lufthansa Innovation Hub have entered into a research alliance with Hopper focused on the subject of artificial intelligence...

15 hours ago

Oman Air enhances retailing capabilities
Oman Air enhances retailing capabilities

Oman Air has integrated the Offer and Order Management Solution (OfrMS) from TPConnects to enhance its personalised retailing capabilities...

18 hours ago

#StartupStory: Tech startup sets its sights on disrupting the local logistics sector
#StartupStory: Tech startup sets its sights on disrupting the local logistics sector

Arlax is a centralised B2B logistics marketplace with the aim to bridge the gap between suppliers and transporters...

By Evan-Lee Courie 2 days ago

10 tech startups to participate in Airbus, GIZ #Africa4Future programme
10 tech startups to participate in Airbus, GIZ #Africa4Future programme

Airbus and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit have announced the top 10 African tech startups that will take part in the latest Airbus Bizlab #Africa4Future accelerator programme...

2 days ago

In 'airports of the future,' everything new is old again
In 'airports of the future,' everything new is old again

As massive new airports open across Asia and the Middle East, US airports are enhancing security checkpoints with technological gadgets to screen passengers and luggage more quickly...

By Janet Bednarek 18 Jan 2019

Too many lives lost on SA's roads over the Festive Season
Too many lives lost on SA's roads over the Festive Season

The preliminary Festive Season Road Safety Report shows that 1,612 people lost their lives on the country's roads...

17 Jan 2019

Carrefour optimises supply chain using AI
Carrefour optimises supply chain using AI

French retail giant Carrefour is using artificial intelligence to optimise its inventory management and reduce waste by integrating software developed by advanced analytics company SAS into its supply chain...

17 Jan 2019

Transit advertising (A 'Quantum' leap into commuters)
Transit advertising (A 'Quantum' leap into commuters)

Almost 70% of working-class citizens use minibus taxis also known as 'Quantum' to get to work and back. It is believed to be a powerful brand carrier as it holds the highest brand recall when fully wrapped in a vinyl that provides 100% brand exclusivity...

By Omphemetse Mokwena 16 Jan 2019

New road laws for the new year?
New road laws for the new year?

The high road death toll over the December 2018 holiday period has prompted the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) to suggest major changes to laws and licensing in South Africa...

16 Jan 2019

SA earns global recognition in space science capabilities
SA earns global recognition in space science capabilities

South Africa's international reputation has also been enhanced, with the country now seen as a leading player in the space science sector...

16 Jan 2019

WhereIsMyTransport secures additional funding
WhereIsMyTransport secures additional funding

WhereIsMyTransport has announced an investment of US$1.85m from Liil Ventures and Goodwell Investments...

15 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Top consumer/business trends in aviation for 2019
#BizTrends2019: Top consumer/business trends in aviation for 2019

Using Air France-KLM (AFKLM) and its performance, as a global airline, as a benchmark against which we measure consumer and business trends...

By Wouter Vermeulen 15 Jan 2019

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MSC Cruises' 3rd Meraviglia generation ship to set sail in November 2019

MSC Cruises have celebrated the float out of MSC Grandiosa at the shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, where the ship is being built.

15 Jan 2019

Fidelity SecureDrive to offer a more connected fleet experience
Fidelity SecureDrive to offer a more connected fleet experience

Fidelity SecureDrive is set to cause waves in the vehicle tracking and telematics market...

14 Jan 2019

Dubai runway closure: Emirates adjusts schedule
Dubai runway closure: Emirates adjusts schedule

Emirates has announced adjustments to its operational schedules in 2019 to minimise the impact of the closure of Dubai International Airport's Southern Runway in April and May 2019...

By Juergen T Steinmetz 14 Jan 2019

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Cape Town Airport international passenger numbers grow by 9.6%

Cape Town International Airport has recorded 2.6 million international arrivals for 2018...

14 Jan 2019

Turkish Airlines load factor reaches 80.2% high in December 2018
Turkish Airlines load factor reaches 80.2% high in December 2018

Turkish Airlines has recorded a load factor of 80.2% for December 2018...

11 Jan 2019

Why blockchain needs to be part of your supply chain strategy
Why blockchain needs to be part of your supply chain strategy

One technology with enormous promise is blockchain. Surprised? Don't be - there's much more to blockchain than the world of cryptocurrency and finance...

By Jim Holland 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: What's the future of aviation in Africa?
#BizTrends2019: What's the future of aviation in Africa?

African airlines are faced with challenges and competition just like most other airlines in the world...

By Abel Alemu 8 Jan 2019

Businesses think they're on top of carbon risk, but tourism destinations have barely a clue
Businesses think they're on top of carbon risk, but tourism destinations have barely a clue

Tourism is a huge contributor to emissions, accounting for 8% of emissions worldwide and climbing as tourism grows faster than the economies it contributes to...

By Susanne Becken 8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 4 key trends that will continue to shape convenience retail in 2019
#BizTrends2019: 4 key trends that will continue to shape convenience retail in 2019

As convenience retail continues to grow as an industry sector, retailers must remain focused on the most significant trends that will see their businesses flourish...

By Joe Boyle 8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Traceability at item level across entire supply chains
#BizTrends2019: Traceability at item level across entire supply chains

A recent development has been implemented as a value chain solution stretching across five consecutive roles in the cotton and cotton products value chain, aiming to still link up the remaining three to four roles to complete the journey from cotton farmers to consumers of cotton-based garments and fashion...

By Dr Hennie Ras 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 5 Trends you cannot ignore in the 2019 supply chain world
#BizTrends2019: 5 Trends you cannot ignore in the 2019 supply chain world

When people reflect upon 2018, most will reference the volatile markets, but for Nando's, it's been exciting to unlock further value for our customers...

By Linda Reddy 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Trade and finance go hand-in-hand in 2019
#BizTrends2019: Trade and finance go hand-in-hand in 2019

With the expansion of the internet, most businesses now compete on a global scale. For local companies, however, this brings additional challenges...

By Dr Greg Cline 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Will the introduction of unmanned ships be smooth sailing?
#BizTrends2019: Will the introduction of unmanned ships be smooth sailing?

There's a new trend of using unmanned shipping vessels in the shipping and logistics space...

By Lana Jacobs 7 Jan 2019

5 tips to save money when moving houses this January
5 tips to save money when moving houses this January

January demands a lot of money for most people and moving houses in 'Januworry' is a top priority for most people...

4 Jan 2019

The EU putting civil-military cooperation in practise in the Horn of Africa
The EU putting civil-military cooperation in practise in the Horn of Africa

The Horn of Africa is an area of intensive maritime trade, as well as a centre of migratory routes towards Europe...

3 Jan 2019

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SAA announces extra flights between Ghana and the US

Due to increased demand, South African Airways (SAA) has expanded its non-stop service between Ghana and the US...

3 Jan 2019

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IATA's new programme helps airlines avoid turbulence

The International Air Transport Association has announced the roll-out its new programme that will assist airlines with avoiding turbulence when planning flight routes...

2 Jan 2019

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