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Logistics News

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... 

S African logistics company wins international award
JOHAN SLABBERT Achieving brand excellence is quite a major accomplishment and Butlers POS+ Logic is honoured to receive this award

Trade wars continue to hurt air freight, except in Africa and Latin America

By: Rebecca Campbell     6th September 2019 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported that the ongoing and deepening trade war between the US and China has continued to drive air freight demand down. Air cargo is measured in terms of freight (metric) ton kilometres (FTKs). (FTKs are the number of metric tons carried... 

Trade wars continue to hurt air freight, except in Africa and Latin America
Photo by IATA
Alexandre de Juniac

Company launches management solution

6th September 2019 Petroleum products and solutions provider Masana Petroleum Solutions has extended its long-standing strategic partnership with oil industry company BP Southern Africa (BPSA) – which jointly runs the Sapref refinery located in KwaZulu-Natal – to deliver an innovative fleet management solution, BP... 

DA calls for military help to protect infrastructure

By: African News Agency      2nd September 2019 The Democratic Alliance on Monday called for a joint operation by the police, military and intelligence structures to tackle what it termed "violent lawlessness" across South Africa and protect the country's logistics sectors. DA MP Andrew Whitfield said he would ask police commissioner General... 

IFC-backed Uber of trucks reshapes Nigeria’s haulage market

By: , Bloomberg     2nd September 2019 An Uber-like app for trucks is making it easier and cheaper for firms to move goods in Africa’s most populous nation. Freight logistics startup, Kobo360 is using technology to connect cargo and truck owners with drivers and customers. Logistic managers can now schedule and monitor trips from the... 

Virginia project to stimulate local gas economy

By: Cameron Mackay     30th August 2019 Alternative fuels investment firm Renergen’s Tetra4 Virginia natural gas project, in the Free State, will produce liquefied natural gas (LNG) in 2021, with a Phase 2 expansion being planned. Tetra4 is a natural gas and helium company, which Renergen acquired 90% of in December 2015. 

Virginia project to stimulate local gas economy
DOMINO EFFECT Once the plant is built and producing commercially, it will inspire confidence for other project developers to bring similar projects on line

Ctrack Logistics Barometer shows encouraging upward momentum 

By: Irma Venter     29th August 2019 Vehicle tracking and telematics provider, Ctrack, has joined forces with economists.co.za to create the Ctrack Logistics Barometer. The Ctrack Logistics Barometer aims to be an accurate co-incident indicator of the state of the South African economy, particularly in terms of the goods economy,... 

Ctrack Logistics Barometer shows encouraging upward momentum
Mike Schüssler

OneLogix’s full-year headline earnings grow, despite tough environment

By: Simone Liedtke     29th August 2019 Niche logistics provider OneLogix on Thursday announced that its headline earnings per share (HEPS) and diluted HEPS  for the financial year ended May 31, had increased by 11% year-on-year to 37.3c, on the back of a slightly decreased trading result, reduced net financing costs and slightly... 

Imperial Logistics to align European business with African ambitions 

By: Irma Venter     27th August 2019 Imperial Logistics will, in future, look at how better to align its European business with its African business, says CEO Mohammed Akoojee. “Africa will be a strong focus for Imperial going forward. We want to leverage our competitive advantages through growing and expanding in Africa.” 

Imperial Logistics to align European business with African ambitions
Mohammed Akoojee

Super Group achieves strong full-year results

By: Marleny Arnoldi     26th August 2019 JSE-listed transport logistics and mobility group Super Group achieved strong results for the financial year ended June 30, despite protracted economic climates and political uncertainties in various countries. CEO Peter Mountford said in a statement on Monday that the sub-Saharan African... 

Super Group achieves strong full-year results
Super Group CEO Peter Mountford

Zambia warns truck drivers not to travel to South Africa

By: African News Agency      26th August 2019 Zambia's High Commission in Pretoria on Monday issued a travel advisory warning its citizens in the trucking business to avoid travelling to South Africa on September 2, amidst threats of violence. The high commission's Naomi Nyawali said reports have been received of some Zambian truck drivers... 

Grindrod sells marine fuels, agri investments to prioritise corridor strategy 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     23rd August 2019 JSE-listed freight and logistics company Grindrod has decided to dispose of its marine fuels business and its agricultural investments to focus its efforts on core operations. CE Andrew Waller on Friday said he expects the sale of these assets to be completed by 2020.  

Grindrod sells marine fuels, agri investments to prioritise corridor strategy

Mobile connectivity growing in logistics facilities

By: Schalk Burger     23rd August 2019 The prevalence of mobile connectivity in logistics facilities, such as warehouses and distribution centres, is expected to increase as traceability and control become automated and integral functions of supply chains, says information and communication technology company Ruckus Networks... 

KAP lifts full-year revenue, but profit tracks lower

By: Schalk Burger     20th August 2019 Diversified industrial company KAP Industrial Holdings has grown its revenue for the financial year ended June 30 by 12% year-on-year to R25.6-billion, but operating profit decreased by 13% to R2.5-billion. In a SENS announcement that contained extracted financial information from the audited... 

Industry body welcomes infrastructure spend decision

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     16th August 2019 Industry body Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) welcomes the decision by government to allocate about R100-billon as seed funding for infrastructure development. “The organisation would like to appeal to government to use competent capacity at municipal level, by leveraging the... 

OneLogix expects up to 16% rise in headline earnings

By: Simone Liedtke     5th August 2019 Niche logistics provider OneLogix expects its earnings per share (EPS) for the year ended May 31, to decrease by between 26% and 32% to between 35.7c and 39.1c a share. EPS from continuing operations are expected to be in the range of either a 6% decrease or a 3% increase to between 37.5c and... 

Harbours increase efficiency with handling equipment

2nd August 2019 Investment in the latest dry-bulk cargo and container handling equipment significantly improves efficiencies at ports and terminals and minimises the environmental impact of handling operations, says Durban harbour-based material handling specialists BLTWORLD. 

Harbours increase efficiency with handling equipment
SHIPLOADING A mobile shiploader, combined with the benefits of a receiving unit, offers a more viable alternative to fixed conveyor installations

Intervention in place to improve agency’s operational performance

2nd August 2019 A decisive intervention to turn around Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) and improve its operational performance while rebuilding its engineering capacity to drive the modernisation programme is in place, said Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula in his first Budget Vote speech last... 

Intervention in place to improve agency’s operational performance
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FIKILE MBALULA Achieving efficiencies in rail will go a long way towards addressing challenges brought about by congestion on our road network

Transport society wants Mbalula to draft planning progamme to 2050 

By: Irma Venter     24th July 2019 A large number of people believed South Africa would never be able to host the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup, yet the country organised this global event to international acclaim, says Intelligent Transport Society South Africa (ITSSA) CEO Dr Paul Vorster. How did this happen? 

Transport society wants Mbalula to draft planning progamme to 2050

Logistics company invests in facilities

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     19th July 2019 Logistics company Bidvest Panalpina Logistics (BPL) has implemented several large-scale infrastructure development plans at its KwaZulu-Natal-based operations. This includes building a new state-of-the-art chemicals and general cargo warehouse in Mobeni, Durban, and taking over premises in... 

Logistics company invests in facilities
MARIA DU PREEZ The Project Thrill programme aims to review and enhance operational and financial processes, retrain staff and establish new key performance indicators

How technology is starting to change logistics ecosystems

By: Schalk Burger     19th July 2019 New technologies being applied to supply chains – helping to digitalise them further – can provide significant intelligence that will improve control and streamline business processes. This will be grounded in more real-time information and predictions based on analytical outputs of the data,... 

How technology is starting to change logistics ecosystems

Calisto takes majority interest in Cartrack, triggering mandatory offer

By: Simone Liedtke     18th July 2019 Minority shareholders in JSE-listed Cartrack have, so far, declined a mandatory offer by investment holding firm Karoo and Cartrack founder and CEO Zak Calisto to buy their shares as part of a mandatory offer at R13.44 a share. Karoo, in which Calisto is the sole shareholder, has acquired a 68.2%... 

Zuma denies insisting Gama be appointed Transnet CEO

By: African News Agency      17th July 2019 Former president Jacob Zuma denied vehemently that he pushed for Siyabonga Gama to be appointed Transnet CEO in 2009 over Sipho Maseko who was recommended by the Transnet board. Barbara Hogan, a former minister of public enterprises, told the state capture commission of inquiry last year that she... 

Zuma denies insisting Gama be appointed Transnet CEO
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Siyabonga Gama

Product series launched for rail industry

12th July 2019 Telecommunications and data company Telegärtner’s range of connectors for railway and vehicle applications has been expanded with the introduction of a new product series. The company explains that, an add-on to the previous M12 connector series, the new series contains M12x1 X-coded connectors... 

After-hours freight delivery could help reduce traffic congestion

By: Simone Liedtke     9th July 2019 Reducing the number of freight delivery vehicles operating in urban areas during daytime and peak traffic hours can reduce traffic congestion, delivery costs and carbon emissions, a study has determined. During a presentation at the Southern African Transport Conference, on Tuesday, University of... 

Durban rail corridor to benefit most from addition of standard gauge track 

By: Irma Venter     9th July 2019 The freight corridor between Durban and Gauteng would benefit most from a standard gauge railway track being constructed next to the current narrow gauge track. The addition of the line would aid in the transport of mainly double-stacked containers, as well as various other commodities. 

Durban rail corridor to benefit most from addition of standard gauge track

Audits, partnerships important for increasing rail market share

By: Simone Liedtke     8th July 2019 A study by a group of students from the University of Johannesburg’s College of Business and Economics suggests that Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) – which has positioned itself as a low-cost freight transport solutions provider in South Africa – conduct an audit of the organisation’s skills, and... 

Aurecon highlights potential of tech to transform the transport industry

By: Marleny Arnoldi     8th July 2019 Many stakeholders believe the transport industry is on the cusp of disruptive transformation, as big as with the advent of the motorcar in the early 1900s. The only way for the South African transport industry to compete would be to embrace innovation and adapt to the disruption accordingly,... 

Aurecon highlights potential of tech to transform the transport industry
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Aurecon COO Dr Gustav Rohde

Infrastructure backlog provides growth opportunities for company

By: Cameron Mackay     5th July 2019 There is a backlog of sufficient planned new bulk water infrastructure projects in South Africa which could potentially provide increased opportunities for engineering consultants, such as AECOM, to become involved in more infrastructure development, says AECOM water business line director Werner... 

Infrastructure backlog provides growth opportunities for company
WERNER COMRIE Collaboration between the public and private sectors is long overdue. We have to use our collective knowledge to solve the challenges going forward

New online venture allows anyone to become a courier

By: Irma Venter     2nd July 2019 A new South African online platform allows anyone with a motorbike, car or truck to offer their own ad hoc courier service, from short trips across a city, to long haul deliveries. The web-based system is named Thutha, which means ‘move’ in isiZulu. 

New online venture allows anyone to become a courier
The Thutha website is mobile friendly, but the service is not available as an app

Consulting engineering remains under pressure

By: Halima Frost     28th June 2019 Consulting engineering remains under the pump 

Consulting engineering remains under pressure
BRIDGING THE GAP Building bridges for the Gautrain are but a few projects in Nyeleti’s portfolio

Tambo Springs project an 'exciting experience', says Italian Railways 

By: Irma Venter     20th June 2019 Italian Railways senior VP Nino Cingolani expects the consortium appointed as the preferred bidder in the Tambo Springs Intermodal Terminal project to sign the 20-year concession agreement with Transnet Freight Rail by the end of the year. The consortium, announced earlier this month, is led by... 

Tambo Springs project an 'exciting experience', says Italian Railways

South Africa not the gateway to Africa, warns research house 

By: Irma Venter     18th June 2019 South Africa is not, as is so often punted, the gateway to Africa, says Africa House director Duncan Bonnett – this is a mere “influence illusion”. The country is more a gateway to Southern African, and not even all of that. 

South Africa not the gateway to Africa, warns research house

Cargo handled by Kenya's Mombasa port up 6% in eleven months to May

By: Reuters     18th June 2019 Kenya’s main port of Mombasa handled 6.3% more cargo in the last eleven months thanks to higher efficiency, a surge in imports and greater capacity after the port was expanded, the facility's management said on Monday. The rise in cargoes came despite uncertainty after 75 tax agency staff... 

Transport Minister Mbalula calls for 'stronger policing action' to curb highway truck attacks

By: African News Agency      10th June 2019 Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has called for stronger policing action and for law enforcement to be doubled along the N3 highway, and for attacks on public roads to be upgraded to a higher category of criminality. Mbalula said in a statement on Sunday he had learned with great disappointment... 

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