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DHL confirms strategic investment in UK-based Link Commerce
DHL confirms strategic investment in UK-based Link Commerce

DHL Express has acquired a minority stake in Link Commerce, the UK-based e-commerce firm that helped the logistics company develop its DHL Africa eShop platform...

3 days ago

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Plane cabins are havens for germs. Here's how they can clean up their act

Aircraft cabins have been germ hotspots since long before this pandemic. More 'microbiology literacy' is needed among the general public for this to improve...

By Ipek Kurtböke 22 May 2020

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Emirates implements new safety measures as it resumes operations

The new measures took effect with the resumption of regularly scheduled passenger flights to nine destinations...

22 May 2020

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Emirates resumes passenger flights to 9 destinations

Travellers will only be accepted on these flights if they comply with the eligibility and entry criteria requirements of their destination countries...

15 May 2020

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IATA: Governments to reconsider air travel quarantine measures

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) latest analysis shows that the damage to air travel from Covid-19 extends into the medium-term, with long-haul and international travel being the most severely impacted...

14 May 2020

Urgent appeal to global community to support African tourism, travel
Urgent appeal to global community to support African tourism, travel

Without urgent funding, the Covid-19 crisis could see a collapse of the sector in Africa, taking with it millions of jobs...

7 May 2020

Etihad to test airport technology to help identify medically at-risk travellers
Etihad to test airport technology to help identify medically at-risk travellers

Etihad Airways will partner with Australian company Elenium Automation to trial new technology which allows self-service devices at airports to be used to help identify travellers with medical conditions, potentially including the early stages of Covid-19.

15 Apr 2020

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Covid-19 travel restrictions drop airline passenger demand

Global passenger traffic data for February 2020 shows that demand fell 14.1% compared to February 2019...

6 Apr 2020

The cost of coronavirus in Africa: What measures can leaders take?
The cost of coronavirus in Africa: What measures can leaders take?

With the novel coronavirus Covid-19 having reached the African continent, countries are getting ready to manage the spread of the virus and ensure that their fragile health systems can cope...

By Dorothy Tembo 1 Apr 2020

For public transport to keep running, operators must find ways to outlast coronavirus
For public transport to keep running, operators must find ways to outlast coronavirus

Many operators have lost almost all their fare revenue. Even those who operate on contract terms that reduce the impact of falling patronage must bear the costs of disinfection and other precautions...

By Yale Z Wong 30 Mar 2020

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Coronavirus could threaten global agricultural trade

"The growing impact of the Covid-19 coincides with the announcement of a 1,4% retraction in our economy as well as a decline of 7,6% for agriculture in the fourth quarter of 2019."

11 Mar 2020

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Africa posts fastest air cargo growth against 3.3% global slump

The air cargo industry started the year on a weak footing...

5 Mar 2020

#BlockchainAfrica: The impact of blockchain on the global economy
#BlockchainAfrica: The impact of blockchain on the global economy

In 2020, many of the world's most influential business executives and policymakers are aware of blockchain's potential to turn the global economy around...

By Ilija Acimovic 4 Mar 2020

Billions are pouring into mobility technology - will the transport revolution live up to the hype?
Billions are pouring into mobility technology - will the transport revolution live up to the hype?

Over US$33bn was invested in mobility tech last year in response to claims it will transform our lives. Based on what we have seen so far, which of these promised solutions will be delivered?

By Neil G Sipe 24 Feb 2020

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Etihad Airways launches TravelPass

Etihad Airways has announced a partnership with Norwegian technology developer Braathens IT, to develop TravelPass, an innovative travel solution initially aimed at corporate and frequent travellers which will launch later this year.

18 Feb 2020

Major airlines say they're acting on climate change. Our research reveals how little they've achieved
Major airlines say they're acting on climate change. Our research reveals how little they've achieved

We analysed what the world's top 58 airlines - such as American Airlines, British Airways and Qantas - are doing about climate change. Even the best airlines are not doing anywhere near enough...

By Susanne Becken 17 Feb 2020

Monorail presents a world of opportunities for South Africa
Monorail presents a world of opportunities for South Africa

Central to a modern industrial economy - and one which fosters increased international investment and trade - is a high-functioning transport network. And in South Africa, central to that is rail...

By Aubrey Lekwane 13 Feb 2020

Air travel restrictions won't protect us from the coronavirus
Air travel restrictions won't protect us from the coronavirus

Suspending flights and screening passengers is mainly about reassuring us, not keeping us healthy...

By Lucy Budd and Stephen Ison 10 Feb 2020

Using technology to plug wastage in Africa's agri value chain
Using technology to plug wastage in Africa's agri value chain

"Technology is a critical enabler to solve many of the challenges experienced in the agriculture sector."

6 Feb 2020

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...

23 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

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Global air freight markets down 1.1% in November 2019

African carriers posted the fastest growth of any region in November 2019, with an increase in demand of 19.8% compared to the same period a year earlier...

9 Jan 2020

Africa gets a boost in aviation security
Africa gets a boost in aviation security

A programme developed by the International Civil Aviation Organization in collaboration with the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University has seen 20 more people graduate from the Aviation Security Professional Management course, which carries a formal designation of AVSEC PM...

4 Dec 2019

Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anyway
Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anyway

Our power plants may be dirty now. But unlike combustion vehicles, electric cars give us the chance to finally free ourselves from high-carbon travel...

By Ranald Boydell 3 Dec 2019

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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

4 priorities to improve African aviation
4 priorities to improve African aviation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on governments and industry in Africa to focus on four priorities to allow aviation to drive economic and social development on the continent, enrich people's lives and enable the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals...

12 Nov 2019

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Warehousing: A foundation for economic growth

Warehouses tend to be one of the most ignored elements of infrastructure and logistics, but are a fundamental part of the supply chain...

By Geoffrey White 1 Nov 2019

Investments in rail transport essential for the success of Africa's free-trade area
Investments in rail transport essential for the success of Africa's free-trade area

Africa is on the cusp of launching a free-trade zone that could meaningfully boost economic growth and unlock the continent's vast potential...

By Aubrey Lekwane 30 Oct 2019

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Sapics honoured for cultivating supply chain talent in Africa

The vital role being played by SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management, in skills development in Africa was recognised at the recent APICS Regional Learning Partner Awards in the United States.

25 Oct 2019

African air cargo soars, while global market faces headwinds
African air cargo soars, while global market faces headwinds

The International Air Transport Association released data for global air freight markets showing that demand contracted by 3.9% in August 2019. This marks the 10th consecutive month of year-on-year decline in freight volumes...

10 Oct 2019

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