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Lufthansa selects Google Cloud as strategic partner

"By combining Google Cloud's technology with Lufthansa Group's operational expertise, we are driving the digitisation of our operation even further."

2 days ago

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Carbon emissions in road freight can decrease by 46%

One way to reduce carbon emissions is to put in place a road freight decarbonisation framework that's specifically developed for our local context, says business analyst, Dr Lee-Anne Terblanche...

3 days ago

Could sleeper trains replace international air travel?
Could sleeper trains replace international air travel?

Since 2019, night train networks have seen a remarkable revival across Europe...

3 days ago

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MSC Cruises extends fleet expansion plan

MSC Cruises and Chantiers de l'Atlantique have signed a contract for the construction of a third and fourth LNG-powered MSC World Class ship. The partnership will focus on the development and utilisation of next-generation environmental technologies...

22 Jan 2020

Equites to develop R1.3bn logistics warehouse facility for Pepkor
Equites to develop R1.3bn logistics warehouse facility for Pepkor

Equites Property Fund Limited (Equites) is set to develop a 122,734m2 logistics warehouse facility in Hammarsdale, KwaZulu-Natal for Pepkor at a total cost of R1.3bn...

22 Jan 2020

AFRAA, Routes sign MoU to drive African aviation growth
AFRAA, Routes sign MoU to drive African aviation growth

"This MoU is beneficial to support the development of aviation in Africa which is growing at above global average rates but accounts for less than 3% of global traffic. Strong partnerships among industry stakeholders are instrumental to the realisation of African aviation's potential which will result to economic and social benefits for the continent."

22 Jan 2020

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Transnet one step closer to appointing CEO

The Transnet board of directors has forwarded its recommended candidate to fill the State-owned entity's vacant group chief executive officer position to Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan for consideration...

22 Jan 2020

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Logistics companies can scale up their procurement handling by digitising

Efficiency and quick turnaround are key factors driving this demand...

21 Jan 2020

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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

Bolt, European Investment Bank sign €50m quasi-equity facility
Bolt, European Investment Bank sign €50m quasi-equity facility

The funds will be used to boost R&D and develop new products...

20 Jan 2020

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Airlink to operate exclusively under new 4Z flight code

The new commercial arrangement is based on an existing partnership - a franchise agreement - between Airline and South African Airways. Previously, the franchise agreement saw flights operated by Airlink carry the SA8 flight designator; under the new commercial arrangement, however, they will operate as Airlink's unique 4Z code...

17 Jan 2020

Ericsson and Microsoft partner to accelerate connected vehicles
Ericsson and Microsoft partner to accelerate connected vehicles

Ericsson and Microsoft are bringing their connected vehicle expertise together...

16 Jan 2020

Shaming people for flying won't cut airline emissions. We need a smarter solution
Shaming people for flying won't cut airline emissions. We need a smarter solution

"Fake news", the chief executive of Lufthansa has called it. But his counterpart at Air France calls it the airline industry's "biggest challenge". So does the president of Emirates: "It's got to be dealt...

By Duygu Yengin and Tracey Dodd 15 Jan 2020

Winning ads featured in this week's Orchids and Onions column...
#OrchidsandOnions: 1 Stop gets it spot on

Winners: SAB's 'How about none for the road?' ad hits the mark, too. Aussie ad for sperm donation, 'All hands on d*ck', stands out, but would be banned here...

By Brendan Seery 14 Jan 2020

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Businesses will have to fight for survival in 2020 [report]

This year will be an epic fight for survival for many businesses as numerous socio-economic factors come into play that will further their efforts...

14 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: 2020 - Africa's year for digital disruption

A number of macro trends are delivering unhindered economic progress on the African continent, driving momentum and positioning Africa as a significant component of the world market...

By Geoffrey White 14 Jan 2020

Mahindra announces global leadership changes
Mahindra announces global leadership changes

Mahindra & Mahindra has announced wide-ranging future changes to its global management structure...

14 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: The future of flying drones in South Africa
#BizTrends2020: The future of flying drones in South Africa

Drones are becoming part of everyday life for people and businesses. The potential private and commercial applications are endless. But there are very few licenced commercial drone operators in the country, with many users operating drones illegally because of the cost and complexity of compliance. The authorities simply do not have the means to enforce compliance in all but the most egregious offences...

By Kiasha Nagiah 13 Jan 2020

Bidvest Logistics modernises storage infrastructure
Bidvest Logistics modernises storage infrastructure

First Technology National has provided Bidvest International Logistics with modern solutions to upgrade and support legacy technology that has been posing a potential risk to import and export legislation and data documentation

13 Jan 2020

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Hyundai, Uber partner to develop Uber air taxis

Both parties are collaborating on infrastructure concepts to support take-off and landing for this new class of vehicles...

8 Jan 2020

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SA's largest airports achieve top spots for punctuality

The annual Punctuality League tables published by OAG has revealed that South Africa's three largest airports have overcome considerable upheaval in the local aviation sector in 2019 to remain in the top tiers of global on-time performance...

8 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Airports of the future - 10 predictions for the next decade
#BizTrends2020: Airports of the future - 10 predictions for the next decade

The airport experience has morphed dramatically in the past 10 years with the introduction of biometric security, mobile check-in, and baggage tracking. And there is much more to come...

By Benoit Verbaere 6 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: 5 South African tourism trends to watch in 2020

Many global megatrends, that will have an impact on the South African tourism industry, have already been identified. These include the rising importance of technology and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, flight shaming and the rise of carbon-neutral trips and the rise of Bleisure...

By Martin Jansen van Vuuren 6 Jan 2020

Self-driving cars will not fix our transportation woes
Self-driving cars will not fix our transportation woes

The sweeping introduction of driverless cars could see more vehicles on the road, driving longer distances. But smart planning could solve some of transit-associated environmental and social problems...

6 Jan 2020

Gauteng adds seven impoundment depots
Gauteng adds seven impoundment depots

The Gauteng MEC for Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure, Jacob Mamabolo, has designated seven more places as depots for the purpose of impoundment of unroadworthy vehicles...

27 Dec 2019

AfDB provides €345m in road construction support to Tanzania and Kenya
AfDB provides €345m in road construction support to Tanzania and Kenya

The total amount of co-financing is expected to be more than $ 1.2bn when subsequent phases of the project are concluded...

27 Dec 2019

SA records reduction in festive season fatalities
SA records reduction in festive season fatalities

South Africa has seen a 30% reduction in road fatalities since the start of the festive season, says Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula...

24 Dec 2019

Boeing makes several leadership changes including new CEO
Boeing makes several leadership changes including new CEO

New leadership to bring a renewed commitment to transparency and better communication with regulators...

24 Dec 2019

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Air transport growth expected to rise in 2020

The International Air Transport Association has forecasted that the global airline industry will produce a net profit of $29.3bn in 2020, improved over a net profit of $25.9bn expected in 2019...

24 Dec 2019

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