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Transport & Logistics

New hybrid drone for effective cargo delivery

13th May 2022 In places with undeveloped, limited or damaged infrastructure, time-critical transportation of cargo can be extremely difficult, risky, expensive and slow. Aergility Corporation asserts that its recently unveiled hybrid cargo vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)... 

Airfreight consolidation for importers

4th March 2022 Airfreight consolidation, or break bulk, is the consolidation of several shipments from various shippers that are destined for the same port or airport overseas. DACHSER South Africa provides a bi-weekly consolidation, or break bulk airfreight service between South Africa and Europe, originating... 

Image of airfreight aeroplane to show that DACHSER offers a break bulk service between Frankfurt and Johannesburg
DACHSER offers a break bulk service between Frankfurt and Johannesburg

Time-definite cross-border deliveries across Africa

21st January 2022 FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. has launched its International Priority Express (IPE) service, which provides a wider range of time-definite international priority shipping options to its customers. The service provides customers in Africa with delivery by 10:30 or noon to... 

Image of a FedEx aeroplane to illustrate the  launch of its International Priority Express service
FedEx has launched its International Priority Express service

SA green-tech company pilots 100% electric reefer trailers in The Netherlands

By: Irma Venter     18th November 2021 Four companies have initiated a nine-month pilot project in The Netherlands, which will see diesel refrigeration systems in semi-trailers replaced by zero-emission battery-electric prototypes.  This is the first time that refrigerated trailers are being run by 100% electric eco-sustainable power.  

Image of an electric reefer trailer with a modified Thermo King reefer engine (Advancer A400), in combination with a specialised battery system from Maxwell and Spark (70 kWh)
The four trailers in this pilot will have a modified Thermo King reefer engine (Advancer A400), in combination with a specialised battery system from Maxwell and Spark (70 kWh)

Electric powered forklift for tough working conditions

7th October 2021 In line with the growing demand for electric powered equipment, a new multidirectional, electric powered forklift has recently been launched. Irish materials handling company Combilift launched its Combi-XLE as an addition to its existing range of electric models. With up to five ton’s lift... 

Image of The Combi-XLE electric powered forklift from Combilift
The Combi-XLE electric powered forklift from Combilift

State-of-the-art technology determines impact of transport on agricultural products

2nd July 2021 Scientists at the University of Pretoria’s (UP’s) Engineering 4.0 research facility are tracking the journey of 3D-printed avocado-shaped sensors on a ship from South Africa to the Netherlands. The so-called smAvos are part of a research project to determine damage to fresh produce while... 

A digital rendering of UP’s smAvo enclosures and electronic components
A digital rendering of UP’s smAvo enclosures and electronic components

Tailor-made mini-bulk fuelling solution

11th December 2020 SPONSORED POST: Founded in 2009, Gulfstream Energy currently supplies about 2% of South Africa’s fuel requirements across a number of industry sectors – delivering over one-million litres of fuel each day out of 30 depots across South Africa. With over 10 years of experience in the fuel industry... 

Gulf Stream delivery vehicle used for on-site fuel delivery
Gulf Stream delivery vehicle used for on-site fuel delivery

Industrial Acid Proofing provides a wide spectrum of industries with various types of acid proofing solutions

13th November 2020 SPONSORED POST: Industrial Acid Proofing recently announced that it has obtained the sole rights and agency for the Supertank technology, providing the electrowinning industry with an alternative polymeric cell product that also offers an increased lifespan. The tanks are designed to maintain... 

Polymeric Supertank from IAP
Polymeric Supertank from IAP

Benefits of tank containers outlined

13th November 2020 The logistics related to the transport of chemical products and raw commodities offers a number of alternatives for companies. Minimising the costs of transporting goods, as well as ensuring overall efficiencies, can help companies to reduce operational costs while maximising gross revenue and... 

ISO tank containers used for storage and shipping of commodities
ISO tank containers used for storage and shipping of commodities

R1-million vehicle tracking warranty

29th November 2019 A R1-million limited recovery vehicle tracking warranty has recently been launched. The warranty assures that the book value of a vehicle, up to R1-million, will be paid out if the stolen vehicle is not recovered. 

Commuting service between Sandton and Eastgate

7th November 2019 A bus service between Eastgate shopping centre and Sandton City shopping centre, is now available for commuters. Four morning and two afternoon departure times are available from Eastgate and two morning and four afternoon return times from Sandton City. 

Cold storage solutions tailored to industrial environments

10th October 2019 Industrial doors and dock loading equipment suited to cold storage and freezer environments assist in maintaining the constant temperatures required by the cold chain industry.   Entrance solutions seal in the chill to prevent product spoilage and contamination, without disrupting operations. 

Hybrid truck body launched

25th June 2019 A hybrid truck body that combines the benefits of rubber and high structural strength steel, has been launched. The truck body promises increased payload and wear life, enabling mines and quarries to haul heavier loads, using lighter trucks. The truck body is a lightweight, rubber-lined tray... 

Tyre for flying cars revealed

14th May 2019 A two-in-one tyre designed for the autonomous, flying cars of the future has been unveiled at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. The concept would work both as a tyre for driving on the road and a propeller for flying through the sky. The Goodyear AERO concept includes a number of... 

New low-emissions mining truck available

14th May 2019 A new mining truck in a fuel-efficient configuration, that meets US Environmental Protection Agency Tier 4 Final emissions standards, is now available. The truck is equipped with an exhaust after-treatment system featuring selective catalytic reduction, which uses diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) to... 


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