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Uber jacks up security in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya

Uber has begun the African roll out of its Real-Time ID in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya, in a bid to further improve passenger security

3 hours ago

#NewCampaign: Ever considered ditching your keys?

Uber recently launched a campaign called ‘Ditch Your Keys' to encourage car owners to switch to Uber and use their time spent traveling more efficiently

By Jessica Tennant 1 hour ago

BA introduces refurbished Boeing 747-400s to Lagos

British Airways is increasing its passenger capacity to Nigeria through its refurbished Boeing 747-400s to Lagos from September

1 day ago

Lagos ports resume 24-hour operations

To comply with the presidential directive on the resumption of 24-hour port operations in Lagos ports, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency has commenced a 24-hour turnaround time

By Yusuf Babalola 1 day ago

Nigeria to cease import of petroleum products

Nigeria will cease to import petroleum products and totally depend on its own refined products from 2019, the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, disclosed this week

By Omololu Ogunmade 21 Jul 2017

IATA, A4A launches year-long campaign to improve baggage tracking

"Arriving without a bag is a very frustrating experience for our customers. Over the last decade, we have reduced mishandled baggage by 54% with improved processes. The next step is to realise the full benefits of baggage tracking"

21 Jul 2017

Free transport for elderly, disabled on Kenya election day

The Matatu Owners Association (MOA) will offer free transport to the elderly and the disabled on Kenya's election day on 8 August 2017 to ensure they participate in the polls

By Collins Omulo 21 Jul 2017

Etihad adds year-round flights to Egypt, Nigeria

Etihad Airways is adding year-round flights to Cairo and Lagos later this year to cater to growing demand to and from the United Arab Emirates

17 Jul 2017

Germaine Auto Centre to service Uber Nigeria vehicles

Uber on Friday sealed pact with Germaine Auto Centre - a Nigerian based auto service and maintenance company - to provide maintenance services to its driver partners

By Abdullateef Aliyu 17 Jul 2017

Expanded engagement for Caterpillar: Boosting sales and alleviating poverty

A strong signal of growing business engagement with Africa by large US corporations was the announcement last September by Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman of plans to invest over $1b in Africa over the next five years

14 Jul 2017

Air Seychelles speeds up passenger processing with new state-of-the-art technology

The airline - which provides ground-handling services to airlines operating from Seychelles International Airport - is currently upgrading its technology to ensure a smooth travel experience every step of the way

14 Jul 2017

High demand sees Fastjet bulk up Zimbabwean capacity

Fastjet will now operate more than 78 flights weekly on its Zimbabwean routes. The growth represents a doubling of current capacity in the Zimbabwean market

12 Jul 2017

Commercial vehicle market competition on the rise in Africa

The regional market for commercial vehicles (CVs) like rigid trucks and flatbed trailers is being strengthened by rising urbanisation and infrastructural developments in Africa

12 Jul 2017

East Africa containerised trade volumes grow 1% Q1 2017

The 2017 First Quarter East Africa Trade Report issued by Maersk Line Eastern Africa reveals that aggregate trade levels in the region have improved slightly since 2016

11 Jul 2017

Easyjet new member of international airline association in Germany

FRANKFURT, Germany: Easyjet has officially become a member of the Board of Airline Representatives in Germany (Barig)

10 Jul 2017

Swissport to invest Sh6.2bn in equipment, training

Swissport Tanzania plans to invest Sh6.2bn in equipment and training this year. It will do so despite a drop in cargo revenue in 2016 due to unfavourable economic conditions

7 Jul 2017

Africa to launch single air transport market in 2018

An African single air transport market will be launched in January 2018, with 40 plus countries expected to be signatories by then

6 Jul 2017

NRZ gets $5m for fleet repairs

The National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has secured a $5m loan from a local bank to repair part of its fleet and is also negotiating with a Russian firm to supply it with 100 new wagons

6 Jul 2017

Drones could offer multi-faceted support in disaster relief

According to specialist drone firm Airborne Drones South Africa, we can expect to see drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), taking on an increasingly important role in firefighting and disaster management

5 Jul 2017

New global ransomware attack disrupts thousands of companies

NEWSWATCH: This week saw another global ransomware attack spread across the globe affecting big companies such as WPP, Maersk, and FedEx, among many others

By Ilse van den Berg 30 Jun 2017

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International

FTA releases updated Drivers' Handbook for truck drivers

Freight Transport Association (FTA) has published a fully updated version of its Drivers' Handbook, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Trucks, containing key compliance information which must be provided to all drivers of large and heavy goods vehicles by their employer.

20 Jul 2017

Qatar Airways says flights now exempt from US laptop ban

DOHA, Qatar - Qatar Airways announced on Thursday that it had won exemption from a US ban on passengers taking laptops and tablet computers on flights from its Doha hub.

6 Jul 2017

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