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Logistics, supply chains sectors could play crucial role in rebuilding SA economy
Logistics, supply chains sectors could play crucial role in rebuilding SA economyArticle

As much as finding new ways to do business will play a key role in South Africa's economic turnaround strategy, for the country to emerge from the years-long slump exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic it will need to further invest in its cornerstone industries...

3 days ago

Government looks to rail sector to grow economy
Government looks to rail sector to grow economyArticle

The South African government's proposed policy interventions, to allow third-party access to South Africa's rail infrastructure, will provide an opportunity not only for the growth of the freight transportation sector but also for the growth, transformation and industrialisation of the economy...

31 Mar 2021

Ctrack Freight Transport Index: A small decline hides massive winners, losers in freight sub-sectors
Ctrack Freight Transport Index: A small decline hides massive winners, losers in freight sub-sectorsArticle

The month of February was the 18th consecutive month in which the Ctrack Freight Transport Index showed a decline. Like January, the February year-on-year decline was marginal, although greater than that of January...

29 Mar 2021

Ships moved more than 11bn tonnes of our stuff around the globe last year, and it's killing the climate. This week is a chance to change
Ships moved more than 11bn tonnes of our stuff around the globe last year, and it's killing the climate. This week is a chance to changeArticle

It's high time the international shipping industry radically curbed its emissions. The industry must set a net-zero target and adopt a realistic plan to meet it...

Christiaan De Beukelaer 18 Nov 2020

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Compliance in SA's logistics industry more important than everArticle

South Africa's road freight transport system is fundamentally different from those of other countries, with large fleets often running into triple-digit figures and requiring complex management...

17 Apr 2020

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Carbon emissions in road freight can decrease by 46%Article

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...

23 Jan 2020

Top CIO, IT Personality for 2018 named
Top CIO, IT Personality for 2018 namedArticle

Etion's Teddy Daka and Absa's Jacques Barkhuizen have been named SA's IT Personality and Visionary CIO of the Year at the SA IT industry's top annual awards...

3 Dec 2018

Chris Bredenham
#AOW2018: Africa's O&G industry on the up, says PwC reportArticle

The African oil & gas industry has been on a rocky road, with external factors placing pressure on companies to be more cost-effective and efficient...

6 Nov 2018

Finalists named in IITPSA President's Awards 2018
Finalists named in IITPSA President's Awards 2018Article

The Institute of Information Technology Professionals SA (IITPSA) has named the finalists for the 2018 President's Awards...

25 Oct 2018

SA likely to exit technical recession in 3rd quarter
SA likely to exit technical recession in 3rd quarterArticle

South Africa is likely to exit its technical recession in the third quarter, the Bureau of Economic Research (BER) saiid...

5 Sep 2018

When the going gets tough, the tough get railing
When the going gets tough, the tough get railingArticle

Earlier this year, it was widely reported that Zambia had passed a statutory ruling which instructed firms (affecting mostly mining), to transport at least 30% of its heavy and bulk freight volumes by rail...

Benji Coetzee 4 Jul 2018

CILTSA offers 2018/19 training programme for women in transport, logistics sector
CILTSA offers 2018/19 training programme for women in transport, logistics sectorArticle

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport: South Africa (CILTSA) has secured funding from the Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA) for the training of 20 employed women...

12 Mar 2018

Freight helps Transnet's profit balloon
Freight helps Transnet's profit balloonArticle

State-owned rail and logistics group Transnet has reported a 230% increase in net profit to R3.48bn for the half-year to 30 September 2017...

1 Nov 2017

TASA President, Mary Phadi handing Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma a token of appreciation after her keynote speech.
Tasa Conference supports emerging road freight transportersArticle

At the inaugural Truckers Association of South Africa (Tasa) National Conference, emerging road freight transporters from all over the country came together...

18 Oct 2017

Henri Konan Bédié bridge, Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Credit: ppp.gouv.ci.
Partnerships at work in AfricaArticle

In this three-part series from the United Nations, we look at how partnerships in Africa spearhead growth across various industry sectors...

18 Sep 2017

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Want to improve profits in the trucking industry? Focus on safetyArticle

Road freight's steady growth trajectory looks set to continue, but it is paralleled by a troubling rise in accidents involving trucks...

Morné Stoltz 13 Sep 2017

Nick Hoffman engaging with students
Students get schooled on disruption in logistics and transportArticle

Disruption is the name of the game and as part of guiding the next generation of transport and logistics professionals, SA students are learning first-hand what it's all about from Linebooker...

23 Aug 2017

Mikhail Goldovski via  - Port of Tanga, Tanzania
Bright future awaits Tanga Port ahead of oil pipelineArticle

Tanga Port looks forward to a bright future, projecting to serve over five times the current consignment as a result of the planned implementation of various construction projects...

Bernard Lugongo 21 Aug 2017

N2 project to make travelling easier
N2 project to make travelling easierArticle

The N2 Wild Coast project will improve mobility and connectivity between provinces and towns, says Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi...

21 Aug 2017

Funded training opportunity for women in transport, logistics
Funded training opportunity for women in transport, logisticsArticle

Gauteng-based women working in the transport and logistics industry are invited to apply for fully funded training in the International Certificate in Logistics and Transport...

2 Aug 2017

FTA releases updated Drivers' Handbook for truck drivers
FTA releases updated Drivers' Handbook for truck driversArticle

Freight Transport Association has published a fully updated version of its Drivers' Handbook, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Trucks, containing key compliance information which must be provided to all drivers...

20 Jul 2017

Mike Whitfield
Want to become a winning auto company in Africa? Here's howArticle

Almost four years after Nissan ventured into auto assembly in Nigeria, it fills me with pride when I comment on our success as an auto company operating in Africa...

Mike Whitfield 20 Apr 2017

Annual ports and terminal operations conference kicks off
Annual ports and terminal operations conference kicks offArticle

Intermodal Africa, described as the continent's biggest annual container ports and terminal operations exhibition and conference, kicks off today, 18 April 2017 in Cape Town...

18 Apr 2017

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Eased input costs, improved profit margins expected for 2017Article

The drought has caused a significant drop in planted areas, but much-awaited rains have brought some relief and farmers can finally commence with planting...

8 Dec 2016

Putting the brakes on unsafe trucks
Putting the brakes on unsafe trucksArticle

The situation regarding unroadworthy trucks on SA's roads is scary. Unscrupulous operators break the rules and law enforcement agencies are often ill-equipped...

11 Nov 2016

SA needs safer transport solutions
SA needs safer transport solutionsArticle

Increasing urbanisation means South Africa's roads are being stretched to capacity, compelling the country to consider viable options for safer and sustainable passenger and freight transport...

Willem Sprong, Charl Swanepoel 28 Oct 2016

Mike Peel via
Dogfight over KarooArticle

A plan by the government to increase the radio exclusion zone around the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope in the Northern Cape has the aviation industry up in arms...

26 Sep 2016

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SOLAS amendment could lead to more than just increase in safetyArticle

While this initiative has the potential to improve safety across the industry, companies should bear in mind that the amendments could also increase the cost of ocean freight transport...

27 Jul 2016

Manufacturing heads push for harmonisation
Manufacturing heads push for harmonisationArticle

The world's leading manufacturers of heavy-duty commercial trucks and engines have called for further progress in regulatory harmonisation and closer cooperation among European, North American...

14 Apr 2016

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Volume of goods transported by land decreases 3.2% in 2015Article

The volume of goods transported (payload) decreased 3.2% in 2015 compared with 2014. The corresponding income decreased 1.4% over the same period...

23 Feb 2016

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City of Cape Town drafts strategy to manage freight transportArticle

A draft Freight Management Strategy to ensure that freight transport within Cape Town is safe and efficient, serves the needs of the economy

16 Feb 2016

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Growing intra-Africa marine trade needs specialist insuranceArticle

The marine cargo industry in Africa is set to enter a boom period over the next few decades. South Africa's ports showed steady growth of marine cargo...

28 Jan 2016

Volume of goods transported by land decreases 5.7% y/y in July
Volume of goods transported by land decreases 5.7% y/y in JulyArticle

The volume of goods transported (payload) decreased 5.7% in July 2015 compared with July 2014, figures from Stats SA showed. The corresponding income decreased...

22 Sep 2015

N14 upgrade to cost R295m
N14 upgrade to cost R295mArticle

PRETORIA: The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport is upgrading the N14 freeway from Krugersdorp to Pretoria for R295 million...

16 Jul 2015

Transnet, labour unions conclude wage agreement
Transnet, labour unions conclude wage agreementArticle

Pretoria - Transnet and the unions for bargaining unit employees on Tuesday reached a three-year wage agreement...

4 Jun 2015

Trend Report indicates the future of things is the Internet of Things
Trend Report indicates the future of things is the Internet of ThingsArticle

At the recent DHL Global Technology Conference in Dubai, DHL and Cisco jointly released a new Trend Report focused on the Internet of Things (IoT)...

16 Apr 2015

Rail network will stimulate trade in West Africa
Rail network will stimulate trade in West AfricaArticle

On the dual carriageway linking the main airport to downtown Niamey, the capital of Niger, workers are busy digging trenches in the middle of the island separating the lanes, and laying tracks where rows of lampposts once stood...

Franck Kuwonu 4 Mar 2015

Road is still king of freight
Road is still king of freightArticle

Freight movers in SA still prefer road transport to rail to transport goods locally, hindering Transnet's efforts to get rail-friendly cargo off the roads...

Andiswa Maqutu 27 Jan 2015

Transnet dashes hopes for future of historic station
Transnet dashes hopes for future of historic stationArticle

Transnet has dashed hopes of any quick-fix solution to Grahamstown's vandalised train station...

9 Jan 2015

Full steam ahead for resurgent Transnet
Full steam ahead for resurgent TransnetArticle

Would Transnet Freight Rail CEO Siyabonga Gama have joined the state-owned rail company if he had known how tough the job would be?

Paul Ash 24 Nov 2014

Goods transported by land increase 3.4% in August
Goods transported by land increase 3.4% in AugustArticle

The volume of goods transported by land (payload) increased by 3.4% in August 2014 compared with August 2013.

20 Oct 2014

Freight levels increase 6.5% in April
Freight levels increase 6.5% in AprilArticle

The volume of goods transported by land (payload) increased by 6.5% in April compared with the same period last year according to figures released by Statistics SA.

24 Jun 2014

Big bet on buses and trucks
Big bet on buses and trucksArticle

A new vehicle assembly plant, building buses for the Putco commuter transport company, is due to start production in July. The operation, a joint venture between Putco shareholder Larimar and Italian-owned truck and bus company Iveco SA, will create up to 1,000 jobs.

David Furlonger 16 May 2014

February goods transported by land decreases 4.4% y/y
February goods transported by land decreases 4.4% y/yArticle

The volume of goods transported (payload) decreased by 4.4% year-on-year (y/y) in February 2014.

23 Apr 2014

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