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Freight, Logistics & Warehousing

Freight, logistics integration key to successful intracontinental trade

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     10th September 2021 Although the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement aims to achieve an economically integrated continent, with successful trading among African countries, the Trade Research Advisory tells Engineering News that this will prove challenging in the short to medium term. “Government... 

Supply chain solutions provider fills industry gaps

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     10th September 2021 The current challenge facing the freight, logistics and warehousing industry is that companies do not provide a full service offering and offer only one service, such as transport, in the supply chain, says supply chain solutions provider Unitrans. “By identifying this challenge in the industry,... 

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FULL PACKAGE Unitrans has successfully positioned itself and structured its business to offer a full service offering

Safety checks key to fork lift operations

10th September 2021 Forklift distributor Criterion Equipment considers the safe operation of forklift trucks one of the most critical aspects in materials handling in manufacturing, warehousing and distribution centres, construction sites and transport facilities. According to specialists, it is a requirement of the... 

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A CLOSE EYE The consequences of failing to carry out regular load testing and safety checks are dire for company owners

Steel handling made easier

10th September 2021 Mobicon container handlers have been used in the global steel industry for over 15 years, to enhance the efficiency and safety of handling components like steel reinforced bars. These versatile machines are used efficiently in many industries, including transport and logistics, food and beverage... 

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CARRY THE LOAD Mobicon straddle carriers provide a safe, convenient and cost-efficient solution to alleviate the problems of handling reinforced steel

Real-time data essential in FMCG market

By: Cameron Mackay     11th September 2020 With the Covid-19 pandemic having led to a change in buying patterns, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) value chain solutions provider MACmobile MD Andrew Dawson suggests that the FMCG industry will have to use intelligent digital technology data to curb the negative impact this could have on the... 

ANDREW DAWSON
We still need clarity on disposeable incomes across different consumer brands, it’s unclear if we’re going to see see a shift to more basic staples
ANDREW DAWSON We still need clarity on disposeable incomes across different consumer brands, it’s unclear if we’re going to see see a shift to more basic staples

Company helps industry meet extra staff demand

By: Cameron Mackay     11th September 2020 Staffing solutions provider Workforce Staffing’s country manager for Botswana Jimmy Samuels says the freight, logistics and warehousing industry is vital to South Africa’s economy, as many other sectors depend on it to operate. Constantly advancing technologies in this industry create a... 

ESSENTIAL STAFFING SOLUTIONS
Workforce Staffings has been providing suitable, trained staff for positions on short notice, ensuring that essential services have been operating under lockdown
ESSENTIAL STAFFING SOLUTIONS Workforce Staffings has been providing suitable, trained staff for positions on short notice, ensuring that essential services have been operating under lockdown

Company underlines lithium-ion forklift battery benefits for warehouses

By: Cameron Mackay     11th September 2020 Local industrial lithium-ion battery distributor CHASE Technologies GM Brent Frazer explains that the company’s lithium-ion phosphate (LiFePO4) battery packs for forklifts present a more cost-effective, maintenance-free and environment-friendly option for forklift users. These battery packs... 

POSITIVE MARKET IMPACT 
CHASE Technologies’ is looking to convert 50% of the current local electric forklift market from lead-acid batteries to LiFePO4 batteries
POSITIVE MARKET IMPACT CHASE Technologies’ is looking to convert 50% of the current local electric forklift market from lead-acid batteries to LiFePO4 batteries

Freight congress to boost Western Cape economy

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     13th September 2019 The world congress of International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (Fiata) will have an economic impact of about R25.6-million on the Western Cape economy, says Fiata world congress local organising committee chairperson John White. The event, which is held yearly, will be held... 

Freight challenges create import-export difficulties

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     13th September 2019 South Africa is facing many challenges, but those in freight logistics are among the most serious, says industry association South African Association of Freight Forwarders national maritime consultant Dave Watts. 

Industry challenges cause companies to rethink strategies

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     13th September 2019 Labour costs, the effect of the exchange rate on the price of vehicle parts and carbon tax are some of the biggest challenges affecting the freight and logistics industry, says logistics and supply chain management company Crossroads MD Arend du Preez. He notes that labour is a major cost for... 

Logistics company expands SA operations

13th September 2019   Hong Kong-based logistics company Tigers South Africa officially opened a dedicated e-commerce centre last month at its Johannesburg, South Africa, warehouse facility, as the online retail market continues to grow globally. 

S African logistics company wins international award

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     13th September 2019 Cape Town-based integrated point-of-sale (POS) logistics solutions provider Butlers POS+ Logic received global recognition for being the most innovative warehousing and logistics solutions brand at the seventh yearly Global Brands Magazine Awards held at Emperors Palace, in Johannesburg, last... 

JOHAN SLABBERT Achieving brand excellence is quite a major accomplishment and Butlers POS+ Logic is honoured to receive this award
JOHAN SLABBERT Achieving brand excellence is quite a major accomplishment and Butlers POS+ Logic is honoured to receive this award
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