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AARTO road safety policies a growing concern for RFAArticle

The Road Freight Association (RFA) continues to advocate for a proper focused, resourced and proactive road traffic policing strategy...

16 Sep 2020

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Have your say on the national taxi lekgotlaArticle

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has called on South Africans to have their say on the National Taxi Lekgotla discussion document...

14 Sep 2020

Imperial Logistics drives Covid health education in underprivileged schools
Imperial Logistics drives Covid health education in underprivileged schoolsArticle

"As a business that provides essential goods and services, we felt it critical to influence better health and wellness management to one of the most vulnerable groups in our society - our children."

3 Sep 2020

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Uber launches on-demand package delivery service, Uber ConnectArticle

"We have been working tirelessly to find innovative ways to leverage our technology to make it easier than ever to send packages or items while unlocking additional earning opportunities for drivers on our platform."

1 Sep 2020

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IATA calls on governments to reopen borders and sustain airline relief measuresArticle

"What is killing aviation is the fact that governments are not managing the risks of opening borders. Instead, they are keeping global mobility effectively in lockdown. And if this continues, the damage to global connectivity could become irreparable..."

1 Sep 2020

Contactless signature solution for the courier industry launches in SA
Contactless signature solution for the courier industry launches in SAArticle

Social distancing is changing the way we do business and until we can 3D print all we need at home or the office, the delivery of goods still needs to be physically transported, delivered and accepted by the customer....

24 Aug 2020

New partnership a boost to Absa's rewards programme
New partnership a boost to Absa's rewards programmeArticle

For Absa, the partnership adds depth to its Absa Rewards programme, offering the bank's customers access to the growing e-hailing and food delivery sectors. The partnership also marks the first time that Bolt has partnered with a bank rewards programme...

6 Aug 2020

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FedEx extends international dangerous goods shipping service to SAArticle

The extension of the service, originally launched in September 2019, means that FedEx now provides an express, door-to-door, customs-cleared service from more than 60 DGcompliant countries to South Africa...

4 Aug 2020

There aren't enough batteries to electrify all cars - focus on trucks and buses instead
There aren't enough batteries to electrify all cars - focus on trucks and buses insteadArticle

Electric vehicles can have a positive impact on the climate and air pollution levels, but governments should rethink how they electrify the transportation network...

Cameron Roberts 31 Jul 2020

RFA's new online platform helps strengthen road freight operations
RFA's new online platform helps strengthen road freight operationsArticle

As demand for road freight continue to plummet and increase costs for trucking companies amidst the stringent lockdown restrictions, trucking companies are under increasing pressure to transport goods when their trucks are not filled to capacity...

28 Jul 2020

Transnet Freight Rail introduces new business model to improve operational efficiency
Transnet Freight Rail introduces new business model to improve operational efficiencyArticle

"Some of our customers want to feel we are closer to their needs, and better able to respond on the ground. We must be responsive to that."

22 Jul 2020

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Prioritising health and safety when using public transportArticle

The reality is that public transport is a high-risk environment because of the number of people in a confined space with limited ventilation. There is also little if any access control to identify potentially sick commuters as well as a variety of common surfaces to touch such as handrails and doorknobs...

20 Jul 2020

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Mbalula outlines new Covid-19 rules for taxisArticle

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has urged taxi operators to adhere to the regulations set out for public transport in order to protect themselves and passengers from coronavirus.

17 Jul 2020

How fleet managers can best keep rising costs down amid new challenges
How fleet managers can best keep rising costs down amid new challengesArticle

While the disciplines and principles of fleet management still hold true under the new normal, it is expected that the increased emphasis on cost reductions will have a big impact on how fleets are operated going forward...

Derick De Vries 16 Jul 2020

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Location intelligence - improving efficiencies for the logistics sector as lockdown eases upArticle

As lockdown restrictions ease slightly in South Africa and some economic activities resume, the logistics and transport sector is likely to become a centre point of the "new normal: as consumers increasingly shift to remote shopping...

Gary Allemann 15 Jul 2020

Adapting a road-freight business for survival
Adapting a road-freight business for survivalArticle

South Africa's already pressured freight-forwarding market remains gripped by cross-border trucking congestion, an increasing number of cargo hijackings, riots and protests, mounting storage and demurrage costs on imports, and slower freight clearance...

15 Jul 2020

The right tools in trying supply chain times
The right tools in trying supply chain timesArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has seen companies working hard to optimise their supply chain, adapting to these unprecedented challenges by adopting digitisation, mechanisation, and automation to optimise operations and efficiencies...

Andrew Dawson 15 Jul 2020

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The changing face of supply chainArticle

The global coronavirus pandemic has impacted the supply chain industry in several ways, many that will change it forever...

Nicholas Bell 14 Jul 2020

Electric vehicles could add to carbon emissions and load shedding: but there's a solution
Electric vehicles could add to carbon emissions and load shedding: but there's a solutionArticle

South Africa's well positioned to adopt electric vehicles but this isn't a solution in itself because the vehicles would still depend on electricity generated from carbon-emitting coal power stations...

MJ (Thinus) Booysen and Mark Apperley 10 Jul 2020

Emirates SkyCargo expands network connectivity
Emirates SkyCargo expands network connectivityArticle

Emirates SkyCargo will be operating scheduled cargo flights to 100 destinations across six continents during the month of July 2020.

8 Jul 2020

Supporting manufacturers through a time of change
Supporting manufacturers through a time of changeArticle

Manufacturing is a key driver of job creation and national economies in general. But a component of manufacturing that is often taken for granted is supply chains...

Christopher Veerasamy 6 Jul 2020

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Global airline passenger demand shows slight improvement in MayArticle

African airlines passenger traffic sank 98.2% in May against improved demand worldwide...

2 Jul 2020

Agile global supply chains: Supporting manufacturers through a time of change
Agile global supply chains: Supporting manufacturers through a time of changeArticle

Manufacturing is a key driver of job creation and national economies in general. But a component of manufacturing that is often taken for granted is supply chains...

Christopher Veerasamy 2 Jul 2020

Innovation is the key to airline recovery in a Covid world
Innovation is the key to airline recovery in a Covid worldArticle

From tsunamis to ash clouds and global financial crises, the travel industry has seen its share of setbacks over the past few years...

Maher Koubaa 25 Jun 2020

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Securing logistics operations in a data-first worldArticle

Even the simple act of finding your location is now a very digital experience thanks to GPS and electronic maps...

Chris de Bruyn 25 Jun 2020

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How Covid-19 is fast-tracking progress in air freight supply chainsArticle

Few - if any - air freight supply chain stakeholders envisaged a global pandemic and air-traffic shutdown in their business continuity plans, and all had to react quickly, collaboratively and innovatively to cope with the disruption...

23 Jun 2020

Government avails R1.3bn for taxi relief fund
Government avails R1.3bn for taxi relief fundArticle

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has announced R1.135bn relief package to the country's taxi industry in an effort to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on the sector...

22 Jun 2020

Call for safe reopening of air services in Africa
Call for safe reopening of air services in AfricaArticle

The International Air Transport Association, Airports Council International- Africa and the International Civil Aviation Organization Regional Offices for African States have united to call on governments in Africa to rapidly implement ICAO's global guidelines for restoring air connectivity...

18 Jun 2020

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FedEx Express strengthens East Africa presenceArticle

FedEx Express has announced its expansion in East Africa by offering customers in Kenya direct access to a number of FedEx services for the first time...

18 Jun 2020

Cars: Transition from lockdown is a fork in the road - here are two possible outcomes for future travel
Cars: Transition from lockdown is a fork in the road - here are two possible outcomes for future travelArticle

The pandemic has forced many people to shift from public transport to car travel. But is this likely to be permanent?

Enrica Papa and Nicole Badstuber 5 Jun 2020

Fulfilling contractual obligations - when force majeure applies, and when it doesn't
Fulfilling contractual obligations - when force majeure applies, and when it doesn'tArticle

What is "force majeure" and when does it apply? Advocate Christo Erasmus, head of legal at Bidvest International Logistics explains...

3 Jun 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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Comair's business rescue practitioners outline planArticle

Comair is unlikely to start operating again before November this year, notwithstanding the easing of restrictions on air travel as the airline requires a substantial cash injection...

3 Jun 2020

Collaboration key to helping pharma supply chains weather Covid-19 storm
Collaboration key to helping pharma supply chains weather Covid-19 stormArticle

Stakeholders in the pharmaceutical supply chain are grappling with a growing gap between air cargo capacity and demand for lifesaving medical products, as flights are grounded and borders closed...

2 Jun 2020

Annual air show and aviation publication goes digital
Annual air show and aviation publication goes digitalArticle

Smoke on...Go!, the annual photobook which features South African air show event and performer news, has now widened its reach by launching a website and monthly newsletter...

21 May 2020

Comair enters business rescue
Comair enters business rescueArticle

"While we had started making good progress to fix the financial situation six months ago, the crisis has meant we have not been able to implement it as we intended."

6 May 2020

Unchartered water of Covid-19 quarantine: What's next for seafarers after repatriation?
Unchartered water of Covid-19 quarantine: What's next for seafarers after repatriation?Article

Although the issue of responsibility of repatriation has been largely settled, a serious debate has been sparked on whether ship owners are liable to pay for the necessary quarantine costs in the home state of repatriated seafarers...

Chevanev Charles and Derrick Okadia 5 May 2020

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Stakeholders urge collaboration, technology to keep essential goods supply chains movingArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic and global lockdowns have challenged Africa's air cargo and logistics stakeholders in recent weeks, but through collaboration, agility and the use of digital technologies, they are ably delivering on their mandate to supply critical goods...

22 Apr 2020

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Pilots, drone owners urged to comply with Covid-19 regulationsArticle

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has urged aviators to comply with the regulations and directions of the Disaster Management Act aimed at preventing the spread of Covid-19...

20 Apr 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

Covid-19 and trucking: What the Road Freight Association is doing
Covid-19 and trucking: What the Road Freight Association is doingArticle

"Without trucks, South Africa stops!" Never has this been more true than now in the time of the coronavirus pandemic...

Gavin Kelly 7 Apr 2020

Cargo ships, airfreight, port regulations relaxed
Cargo ships, airfreight, port regulations relaxedArticle

Cargo ships and air freight companies will be able to dock and land on South African shores to deliver essential services, Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel said on Thursday...

3 Apr 2020

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Covid-19 travel restrictions drop airline passenger demandArticle

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

3 Apr 2020

Covid-19 aviation standstill hampers Ghana's development efforts
Covid-19 aviation standstill hampers Ghana's development effortsArticle

The coronavirus is stressing the continent's aviation sector...

Julia Selman Ayetey 2 Apr 2020

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Transport revises taxi regulations during lockdownArticle

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has announced revised regulations that call on the taxi industry to among others, reduce the number of passengers ferried per ride during the 21-day nationwide lockdown, implemented to curb the spread of Covid-19...

2 Apr 2020

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Cloudline gears up to revolutionise Africa logisticsArticle

Spencer Horne wants to revolutionise market access for nearly a billion people worldwide who do not have access to paved roads, runways and other forms of transport...

Robin Fredericks 1 Apr 2020

#Covid19: Sapics outlines current supply chain challenges, solutions
#Covid19: Sapics outlines current supply chain challenges, solutionsArticle

"Right now, we need skilled, qualified, professionally designated and ethically accountable supply chain professionals more than ever before."

1 Apr 2020

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Airlines will burn billions during Q2 despite taking out costsArticle

The International Air Transport Association's latest analysis shows that airlines may burn through $61bn of their cash reserves during the second quarter ending 30 June 2020, while posting a quarterly net loss of $39bn...

1 Apr 2020

Africa is the land of logistics opportunity
Africa is the land of logistics opportunityArticle

Start-ups are booming, and the ever-resourceful and forward-looking African people are constantly finding new and technological solutions to overcome their numerous challenges...

Tobias Maier 31 Mar 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 coronavirusArticle

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...

Yale Z Wong 30 Mar 2020

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