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SA's trade surplus grows to R52.77bn in March
SA's trade surplus grows to R52.77bn in MarchArticle

South Africa recorded its largest trade surplus on record in March, data showed on Friday, with sales of commodities and minerals rising sharply as global demand driven by the economic recovery from the coronavirus continued...

Mfuneko Toyana 3 May 2021

SA's logistics industry battles to regain momentum amidst Covid-19
SA's logistics industry battles to regain momentum amidst Covid-19Article

Overall maritime cargo for January 2021 was down 15% compared to the same time last year, and according to industry body the South African Association of Freight Forwarders, there will be no "quick fix" to the situation...

9 Mar 2021

How to keep your cargo in perfect condition
How to keep your cargo in perfect conditionArticle

With timeframes from order to delivery now measured in days or hours, customers have become accustomed to the "magic" of a fast turnaround with a sense of engagement as they track the progress of the shipment...

Simon Nicholson 9 Mar 2021

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Distributing Covid-19 vaccines - how the aviation industry prepared for its biggest logistical challenge yetArticle

The demand for Covid-19 vaccines has seen airlines tap into years of experience to transport pharmaceutical shipments, using cutting-edge technology to distribute vaccines safely

4 Mar 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 workersArticle

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...

Anna Nagurney 11 Jan 2021

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Africa airlines see fall in air cargo demand in NovemberArticle

Global air cargo demand improves in November but capacity remains constrained

8 Jan 2021

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

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

RFA, SAAFF, SAEPA 22 Dec 2020

Under fire: Step up trucking safety on the roads
Under fire: Step up trucking safety on the roadsArticle

Not only is increased demand post hard lockdown putting pressure on operators, but border delays are impacting timelines. Growing crime and violence are also putting drivers, vehicles and cargo at risk...

Jason Mellow 17 Dec 2020

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Global air cargo demand plummetsArticle

Data released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for global air freight markets in April showed that demand dropped by 27.7% compared to the same period in 2019 - the sharpest fall ever recorded...

3 Jun 2020

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Emirates SkyCargo gets ready to grow global trade in 2020Article

"The global air cargo industry witnessed what was a very challenging year in 2019. Economic uncertainty, tensions in global trade and unrest in key markets negatively impacted cargo volumes. However, the tough market conditions were an opportunity for us to review our core offering to our customers."

16 Jan 2020

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Aviation industry highlights dangers of rogue lithium battery shipmentsArticle

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

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

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

New app connects Kenyan truckers to cargo shippers
New app connects Kenyan truckers to cargo shippersArticle

Tai+, an Estonian-based technology company has launched a mobile app that enables truckers to connect cargo shippers directly in real-time in Kenya...

30 Sep 2019

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

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

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

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...

6 Sep 2019

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Emirates new missed-approach strategy improves cargo capacity to Kabul InternationalArticle

In addition to increased facilitation of trade to and from Afghanistan, the procedure has also resulted in more streamlined cargo operations to Kabul, increased customer satisfaction, and enhanced fuel efficiency...

28 Feb 2019

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