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Airlines urged to embrace e-commerce

African airlines have been urged to embrace e-commerce and digital technologies to become more profitable

By Peterson Tumwebaze 1 day ago

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Corruption watchdog finds more than 20 banks handled money for Gupta companies in Transnet deal

More than 20 banks sent or received money to Gupta-linked companies, an investigation by the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) found

1 day ago

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Cars and speakers: Baidu speeds up AI progress

Chinese web giant Baidu unveiled a smart speaker model and plans for a self-driving mini-bus, its latest foray into the hyper-competitive field of artificial intelligence

1 day ago

PIC could still invest in SAA, says Matjila
PIC could still invest in SAA, says Matjila

The PIC confirmed that it had been approached by SAA, but it rejected the airline's initial funding request. However, if the turnaround strategy has been implemented and proven to work

By Bekezela Phakathi 2 days ago

Automation is key for distributors to act fast and meet customer demands
Automation is key for distributors to act fast and meet customer demands

Wholesalers and distributors have to constantly look for ways to better manage their stock holding and streamline their processes, from sales to shipping, and purchasing to warehouse management, in order to retain a competitive edge

By Samantha Proctor-Parker 2 days ago

Rolls-Royce taking steps into the future of civil aerospace
Rolls-Royce taking steps into the future of civil aerospace

Rolls-Royce announced two new innovative developments at the Dubai Airshow and in tandem at AFRAA's 49th AGA

3 days ago

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Five priorities that need to be addressed for aviation in Africa to reach its full potential

According to IATA CEO Alexandre de Juniac Africa has the greatest aviation potential, but it also faces great challenges

3 days ago

Traffic growth in Middle East has Boeing forecast $730bn market for new airplanes
Traffic growth in Middle East has Boeing forecast $730bn market for new airplanes

"The fact that 85% of the world's population lives within an eight-hour flight of the Arabian Gulf, coupled with robust business models and investment in infrastructure, allows carriers in the Middle East to channel traffic through their hubs"

14 Nov 2017

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'Tinder of mobility' uGoMyWay wins inaugural AfricaCom 20/20 Innovation Award

Ride-sharing platform uGoMyWay has received the inaugural AfricaCom 20/20 Innovation Award 2017 at the 20th AfricaCom conference and exhibition

14 Nov 2017

Adoption of mobility solutions drives growth in auto ecosystem
Adoption of mobility solutions drives growth in auto ecosystem

Increased congestion and pollution in urban areas has been a key driver for transformational mobility solutions such as carsharing, e-hailing, ridesharing, and bike sharing

14 Nov 2017

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Emirates orders 40 Boeing 787 Dreamliners for $15.1bn

Emirates Airlines agreed to purchase 40 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners for $15.1bn at list price. Emirates is already the world's largest client for Boeing's 777

13 Nov 2017

Imperial Logistics sells Schirm
Imperial Logistics sells Schirm

In line with its strategy to invest only in its core capabilities, Imperial Logistics has entered into an agreement with AECI to dispose of its total interest in and claims against Schirm Gmbh and related assets

13 Nov 2017

ACSA CEO appointed chair of global airports body
ACSA CEO appointed chair of global airports body

Bongani Maseko, Airports Company South Africa chief executive, has been appointed to a two-year term as chair of the world governing board of Airports Council International (ACI)

13 Nov 2017

Ever Star adds light and medium stars to its range
Ever Star adds light and medium stars to its range

Ever Star Industries has introduced two special editions to its Powerstar brand, the new V3 ET AMT (automated manual transmission), as well as a joint venture with Foton on the new FT range of light and medium commercial vehicles

10 Nov 2017

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Online shopping spree buys Deutsche Post more profit

Growth in online shopping continued to provide a bonanza for German logistics group Deutsche Post in the third quarter, the firm reported, confirming its forecast for the full year

9 Nov 2017

Waymo cars hit the road without drivers
Waymo cars hit the road without drivers

Waymo said that its self-driving cars are hitting the road without anyone behind the wheel as the Alphabet subsidiary steers toward launching an automated ride service

9 Nov 2017

Key positions filled ahead of IPTS launch
Key positions filled ahead of IPTS launch

Key appointments have been made in the lead up to the dry runs of Nelson Mandela Bay's long-awaited Integrated Public Transport System (IPTS)

9 Nov 2017

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Sanral funding model to be discussed amid e-toll resistance

Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi is due to discuss the viability of the South African National Road Agency's (Sanral's) funding model with cabinet following resistance to electronic tolls (e-tolls)

9 Nov 2017

Eurowings expands intercontinental range to Cape Town, grows long-haul offering
Eurowings expands intercontinental range to Cape Town, grows long-haul offering

Eurowings has expanded its intercontinental range to include Cape Town, with flights leaving for Cape Town from Cologne/Bonn once a week

8 Nov 2017

A shipping container lies submerged in Durban harbour after the October 10 storm: Photo: Salt Fishing South Africa
Shipping company cleaning up Durban cargo spill

MSC says it has "taken over the clean-up of the harbour in recent days in order to expedite the process"

By Fred Kockott 7 Nov 2017

Maersk Container Industry appoints new CEO
Maersk Container Industry appoints new CEO

Sean S. Fitzgerald has been appointed as Maersk Container Industry's new chief executive officer to lead the A.P. Moller - Maersk's Transport & Logistics division in its development of refrigerated and dry containers

7 Nov 2017

Harnessing tech to create sustainable cities for the future
Harnessing tech to create sustainable cities for the future

More than ever before, technology drives our world. It powers businesses, cities and governments, and shapes individual lives in a hugely impactful way

By Colin Thornton 7 Nov 2017

Freeing up the huge areas set aside for parking can transform our cities
Freeing up the huge areas set aside for parking can transform our cities

Parking may seem like a "pedestrian" topic (pun intended). However, parking is of increasing importance in metropolitan areas worldwide. On average, motor vehicles are parked 95% of the time. Yet most transport analysis focuses on vehicles when they are moving

By Dorina Pojan, Iderlina Mateo-Babiano, Jonathan Cor 7 Nov 2017

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The essential foundation of smart ports

Modern ports are transforming and digitalising, but high-speed connectivity remains the backbone of any attempt to create a genuinely smart port

By Vino Govender 6 Nov 2017

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Global air freight demand rises by 9.2%

New data released by the International Air Transport Association shows that demand for global air freight markets in September 2017 rose 9.2%

6 Nov 2017

Government still thinks SAA can be profitable
Government still thinks SAA can be profitable

The government remained confident that South African Airways (SAA) could return to profitability, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said in parliament recently

3 Nov 2017

Emirates boost Algiers service with extra flight, becomes daily
Emirates boost Algiers service with extra flight, becomes daily

Emirates Airlines will be adding an extra flight to its service between Dubai and Algiers as of 13 December 2017, complementing Emirates' current six flights a week and making it a daily service.

3 Nov 2017

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Hurricanes hit global passenger demand for September

Global passenger traffic results for September showed that demand rose 5.7% compared 2016, the slowest year-on-year increase since February. Hurricanes Irma and Maria weighed heavily on the results

3 Nov 2017

Annual Road Safety Summit kicks off on 9 November
Annual Road Safety Summit kicks off on 9 November

The Road Traffic Management Corporation's statistics show that between January and December 2016, 14,071 people died on South African roads

3 Nov 2017

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