Logistics Trends 2020

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Global air freight demand drops by 3.3% in 2019

The International Air Transport Association has released its 2019 data for global air freight markets...

6 Feb 2020

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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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Aviation industry highlights dangers of rogue lithium battery shipments

The International Air Transport Association, in partnership with the Global Shippers Forum, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations and the International Air Cargo Association, are amplifying their efforts to ensure the safe air transport of lithium batteries...

12 Dec 2019

Annual air cargo demand down 3.5% in October
Annual air cargo demand down 3.5% in October

Over the past year, air cargo has suffered from the effects of the trade war between the US and China, the deterioration in global trade, and a broad-based slowing in economic growth...

5 Dec 2019

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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

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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

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

IATA: African airlines show positive growth in air cargo traffic
IATA: African airlines show positive growth in air cargo traffic

The International Air Transport Association has released its data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne-kilometres, decreased by 4.5% in September 2019, compared to the same period in 2018.

8 Nov 2019

Advantages and disadvantages of buying a new or pre-owned container
Advantages and disadvantages of buying a new or pre-owned container

Purchasing containers to be used as homes, offices or even schools after some refurbishment, amongst other uses, have become one of the modern trends that many vie for as the desirable, cost-effective option above other more traditional routes...

By Kashief Schroeder 22 Oct 2019

On-demand delivery now possible through a reliable crowdsourced network
On-demand delivery now possible through a reliable crowdsourced network

The on-demand economy is changing customer expectations, they now require a faster, more personalised and cost-efficient delivery service. Crowdsourcing is the answer to these expectations...

By Ashley Arendse 21 Oct 2019

Nduna Maritime, Sasol invest in first SA-owned chemical tanker
Nduna Maritime, Sasol invest in first SA-owned chemical tanker

Nduna Maritime and Sasol have entered into a R400 million enterprise and supplier development (ESD) funding agreement through the Sasol Siyakha Trust, in South Africa's first locally-owned maritime vessel...

10 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019
Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2019

African Ports and Rail Evolution Forum to focus on economic growth acceleration
African Ports and Rail Evolution Forum to focus on economic growth acceleration

All aboard for the eighth annual African Ports and Rail Evolution Forum - a two-day trade exhibition and conference taking place on from 15-16 October 2019 at the Durban International Convention Centre in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa...

26 Sep 2019

FedEx schedules ORTIA as first regular all-cargo destination in Africa
FedEx schedules ORTIA as first regular all-cargo destination in Africa

Management of OR Tambo International Airport says its strategy to boost air cargo volumes will be significantly enhanced by the airport becoming global logistics giant FedEx's first location to welcome a regularly scheduled flight into Africa...

25 Sep 2019

DHL Industrial Projects enhances customer experience in Middle East and Africa
DHL Industrial Projects enhances customer experience in Middle East and Africa

Dubai designated as Center of Excellence, supported by competency centres in Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya and Turkey to coordinate complex logistics projects across the region...

17 Sep 2019

Labour investigates trucking industry employment complaints
Labour investigates trucking industry employment complaints

The Department of Employment and Labour has conducted inspections in the road freight and logistics industry amid complaints that South African drivers were losing out due to truck companies employing foreign nationals...

11 Sep 2019

Kobo360 confirms Kenya as new strategic hub for African operations
Kobo360 confirms Kenya as new strategic hub for African operations

The new regional office, led by Kobo360 CEO African region, Kagure Wamunyu, comes as the company looks to foster intra-African trade by connecting and supporting cargo owners, truck owners and drivers, and cargo recipients...

10 Sep 2019

Trade war effects on global air freight demand
Trade war effects on global air freight demand

Air cargo continues to suffer from weak global trade and the intensifying trade dispute between the US and China. Global trade volumes are 1.4% lower than a year ago and trade volumes between the US and China have fallen by 14% year-to-date compared to the same period in 2018...

9 Sep 2019

MSC SA christens new vessel, commits to creating jobs for SA's youth
MSC SA christens new vessel, commits to creating jobs for SA's youth

MSC South Africa has announced the formation of its new training facility, the Shosholoza Ocean Academy, which will begin to operate from November 2019. The announcement was made during the naming ceremony for the new MSC Aino (TEUS* 12108) Container Vessel in Durban...

21 Aug 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

Is transport and tech the perfect marriage?
Is transport and tech the perfect marriage?

When thinking of moving packages, people, mail and goods, we automatically think of modes of transportation...

By Kehad Snydewe 3 Jul 2019

Further postponement of new Declaration Processing System
Further postponement of new Declaration Processing System

In communication addressed to external stakeholders last year, Sars confirmed that it had identified three main focus areas in the implementation of the New Customs Acts Programme, which included the Declaration Processing System (DPS)...

By Busisiwe Vilakazi 25 Jun 2019

The importance of undercover agents in transport
The importance of undercover agents in transport

The transportation industry provides a vital service to the South African business industry at large. Transporting goods and supplies from one location to another is a vital, but also very risky business.

19 Jun 2019

Rely on experienced consultants before your container purchases
Rely on experienced consultants before your container purchases

With over two decades of experience in the shipping container industry, Kashief Schroeder, founder of Container Intermodal Trading (CIT), has become one of the trusted individuals when it comes to all things relating to this industry...

14 Jun 2019

Huguenot Tunnel to get an upgrade
Huguenot Tunnel to get an upgrade

SANRAL has put together an operations plan for the much-needed upgrades to the Huguenot Tunnel, starting in September 2019...

10 Jun 2019

4 risk management tips for freight forwarders when taking on new business
4 risk management tips for freight forwarders when taking on new business

"Freight forwarding is a tough industry where the price is king and forwarders are price takers rather than price setters, forcing many operators to discount heavily in order to close deals."

25 Apr 2019

Etihad Airways to strengthen flight management systems
Etihad Airways to strengthen flight management systems

Etihad Airways has announced a new deal with Amadeus to transform its global load control system...

23 Apr 2019

The future of freight is moving into the digital fast lane
The future of freight is moving into the digital fast lane

South African transport and logistics environment will see significant changes in an attempt to streamline efficiencies and lower costs...

15 Apr 2019

Cash logistics becomes fully automated
Cash logistics becomes fully automated

With South Africa predominantly a cash-driven country, cash logistics is without a doubt a main artery of our economy...

8 Apr 2019

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