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How the rise of online shopping could shake up retail employmentArticle

Motorcycle drivers delivering goods have become ubiquitous on SA's roads. But are these drivers part of the wholesale and retail sector, or are they part of the road freight and logistics industry?

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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...

4 May 2021

Ctrack Freight Transport Index shows positive growth for multiple sectors
Ctrack Freight Transport Index shows positive growth for multiple sectorsArticle

Compared to March last year, road freight, air freight and pipelines have shown improvement...

3 May 2021

Sanral to implement projects to boost weak economy
Sanral to implement projects to boost weak economyArticle

The roads construction sector has continued to experience a lack of work resulting in weak trading conditions while still carrying some excess capacity which is required for the current volume of work on hand...

Yaa Agyare-Dwomoh 26 Apr 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

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

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DHL Global Forwarding invests R126.5m in new SA facilityArticle

The new facility will boast 10,000 square meters of warehousing space, doubling the existing capacity to meet future demand...

13 Jan 2021

RFA calls on government to urgently address Beitbridge traffic nightmare
RFA calls on government to urgently address Beitbridge traffic nightmareArticle

The Road Freight Association (RFA) has called on government to urgently help resolve the Beitbridge traffic crisis as queues of trucks and other vehicles are reaching 20km in both directions...

24 Dec 2020

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

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KZN Premier appeals for calm in trucking industryArticle

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has appealed for calm and a peaceful resolution to all the concerns facing truck drivers and the road freight industry as a whole.

24 Nov 2020

Road Freight Association expresses outrage at attacks on transporters
Road Freight Association expresses outrage at attacks on transportersArticle

The Road Freight Association (RFA) condemns the attacks on transporters across the country. These are uncalled for - irrespective of the concerns or complaints of the various parties perpetrating this violent attack on the logistics industry.

23 Nov 2020

RFA operational conference to tackle trucker operational challenges
RFA operational conference to tackle trucker operational challengesArticle

The half-day conference takes place on Thursday, 3 December 2020 at Emperors Palace on the East Rand, Gauteng...

16 Nov 2020

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New partnership to expand e-logistics technology solutions across AfricaArticle

Imperial invests in, and partners with Lori Systems to expand its e-logistics technology solutions across Africa. This strategic partnership is the first of its kind at this scale and scope on the African continent...

4 Nov 2020

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New digital road-freight platform launchedArticle

Bidvest International Logistics' Bidtrans Portal provides real-time collaboration and interaction between clients and their deliveries...

7 Oct 2020

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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

Risenga Maluleke, statistician-general
GDP contracts by 51% under lockdownArticle

The South African economy contracted by a staggering 51% in Quarter 2 of 2020, as the country reeled from the consequences of the Covid-19 enforced lockdown...

8 Sep 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

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

Trucking industry violence condemned
Trucking industry violence condemnedArticle

During a meeting held on 7 July, Minister of Employment and Labour, Thulas Nxesi discussed the current impasse in the road freight and logistics industry...

8 Jul 2020

#LockdownLessons: Navigating the new frontier of trade
#LockdownLessons: Navigating the new frontier of tradeArticle

Dr Greg Cline, head of corporate accounts at Investec for your Business, shares how Covid-19 has impacted the trade industry during these unusual times...

Robin Fredericks 20 May 2020

Time for freight industry to hit the road and lower its carbon emissions, carbon tax
Time for freight industry to hit the road and lower its carbon emissions, carbon taxArticle

The nationwide lockdown in South Africa and its associated road travel bans have shown that massive reductions in emissions are possible, which can be continued post-lockdown if the industry...

Eckart Zollner 18 May 2020

RFA calls on government to open all logistics, supply chain sectors
RFA calls on government to open all logistics, supply chain sectorsArticle

"We urge government to allow the transport and logistics industry and all its sub-sectors to operate fully, with immediate effect. If this does not happen soon, it is going to be even harder for our already weak and ailing economy to recover."

14 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

Road freight survey: Operators predict 80% drop in income during lockdown
Road freight survey: Operators predict 80% drop in income during lockdownArticle

According to the survey, less than 30% of companies' fleets are currently active...

22 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

10 ways to stay connected on Biz during lockdown
10 ways to stay connected on Biz during lockdownArticle

Self-isolation, lockdowns, working remotely and physical distancing can get you down. Bizcommunity is the daily 'virtual commute' that brings you closer to 19 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Apr 2020

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Diversifying supply chains post-Covid-19Article

Volume, variety and type of suppliers will increase to offset growing risk and price dominance...

8 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

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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

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DHL's Saloodo! launches digital platform for SA shippers, transport providersArticle

Digital freight forwarder Saloodo! today launched its digital logistics platform for shippers and transport providers in South Africa

14 Nov 2019

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

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

Bidvest Panalpina's road-freight approach pays off despite challenges
Bidvest Panalpina's road-freight approach pays off despite challengesArticle

South Africa's economy shrank by 3.2% in the first quarter of this year, and the road-freight industry, linked directly as it is to manufacturing and consumer spending, was no exception...

3 Sep 2019

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

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

10 Jun 2019

Mozambique water project: insights into supply and use in a peri-urban area
Mozambique water project: insights into supply and use in a peri-urban areaArticle

The United Nations reports that water scarcity affects more than 40% of the global population. Just over a third of people don't have access to safely managed drinking water. This is why the Sustainable Development Goals set out to achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all by 2030.

Ana Rita Sequeira et al. 23 Apr 2019

DHL Global Forwarding named Africa's International Freight Forwarder of the Year
DHL Global Forwarding named Africa's International Freight Forwarder of the YearArticle

DHL Global Forwarding has been voted Africa's International Freight Forwarder of the Year for 2019, by readers of STAT Times...

25 Feb 2019

DHL Global Forwarding launches Global Competence Center for Humanitarian Logistics
DHL Global Forwarding launches Global Competence Center for Humanitarian LogisticsArticle

DHL Global Forwarding has consolidated its portfolio of humanitarian logistics services within its first Global Competence Center for Humanitarian Logistics in Dubai...

8 Feb 2019

Doing more with less through technology
Doing more with less through technologyArticle

The concept of scale - the average fixed-cost unit decreasing as volume increases - is critical to enable a business to be cost-effective and efficient....

19 Dec 2018

DHL Global Forwarding partners with My Dream Now to empower Kenya's youth
DHL Global Forwarding partners with My Dream Now to empower Kenya's youthArticle

DHL Global Forwarding has started a partnership with My Dream Now, a Swedish non-profit social enterprise that provides mentorship programs to school children and youth...

5 Nov 2018

Be in the driving seat of your fleet security
Be in the driving seat of your fleet securityArticle

The transport sector plays a key role in GDP contribution in the local and global environments and is one of the key contributors to South Africa's economy...

24 Oct 2018

Road freight and logistics industry wage negotiation a success
Road freight and logistics industry wage negotiation a successArticle

The National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight and Logistic Industry (NBCRFLI) and the Parties to Council have announced the signing of a three-year wage agreement...

25 Sep 2018

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