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Transport & Logistics

US group selects its technology partners for its major sustainable aviation fuel project
10th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

US clean fuels company DG Fuels has selected a technology, jointly developed by UK multinational advanced metals chemistry and sustainable technologies group Johnson Matthey and UK multinational... 


IATA launches report into the reduction of single use plastics in the airline sector
9th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The global representative body for the airline industry, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has released its latest report on how the industry can reduce its environmental impact.... 


South Africa taps business to create office to end rail monopoly
8th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa has asked companies to help it set up an office to facilitate the entry of private operators onto the continent’s biggest rail network for the first time. In a letter sent last month... 


Newlyn launches R3.4bn multimodal rail terminal at Durban port
5th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Port logistics company the Newlyn Group on April 4 unveiled the Newlyn PX Bayhead rail terminal, strategically located next to the Port of Durban, aimed at opening intra-Africa and local trade and... 


Role of gas in SA’s future energy mix under intense scrutiny
5th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Given South Africa’s ongoing energy crisis, there remains much debate around whether gas should be included in the future energy mix and, if so, how much. Advocates argue that the fossil fuel is a... 


IATA reports continued strong air passenger growth in February
4th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which is the global representative body for the airline industry, has reported continued strong growth global air passenger demand in February,... 


TPT outlines actions to support 15% growth in citrus exports during 2024 season
4th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) reports that it has recruited 200 additional cargo coordinators and has set up dedicated lanes for refrigerated containers at all KwaZulu-Natal container terminals in... 


DP World wins big as bpSA outsources its secondary transport ops
4th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

DP World will take over bp Southern Africa’s (bpSA’s) Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Rustenburg logistics operations as the energy group has opted to outsource its secondary transport. In... 


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Aviation

IATA launches report into the reduction of single use plastics in the airline sector
9th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The global representative body for the airline industry, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has released its latest report on how the industry can reduce its environmental impact.... 


IATA reports continued strong air passenger growth in February
4th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which is the global representative body for the airline industry, has reported continued strong growth global air passenger demand in February,... 


IATA reports that strong air cargo growth continued in February
4th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Global air cargo traffic, in year-on-year terms, increased by double digits for the third month in a row, in February, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported. IATA is the... 


Logistics

DP World wins big as bpSA outsources its secondary transport ops
4th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

DP World will take over bp Southern Africa’s (bpSA’s) Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Rustenburg logistics operations as the energy group has opted to outsource its secondary transport. In... 


Ctrack transport, freight index shows deterioration in all but one of six sectors tracked
29th March 2024 By: Irma Venter

After increasing somewhat in December, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (TFI) declined notably in January to a level of 119.3 – a drop of 2.1%, compared with December’s 121.9. The extent of... 


Richards Bay Multipurpose Terminal takes delivery of cargo handling equipment
26th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Richards Bay Multipurpose Terminal (MPT) has taken delivery of new cargo handling equipment, aiding the loading of export coal, magnetite, chrome and pig iron aboard calling Cape-sized vessels.... 


Materials Handling

Europe’s energy demand boosts Africa’s importance
22nd March 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Ongoing geopolitical tensions and conflicts – such as the war between Ukraine and Russia, and trade tensions between China and the US – are increasing the trend of European countries investing in... 


Programme targets underprivileged youth
15th March 2024 By: Halima Frost

Commercial fuels, lubricants and oils retailer Shell Downstream South Africa has invested over R30-million in its science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) bursary programme to help... 


Company invests in driver, vehicle management systems
15th March 2024 By: Halima Frost

Specialist transport group Unitrans continues to invest heavily in various event-based in-vehicle management systems (IVMS) to ensure the safety of its drivers, fleet and cargo in its chemical and... 


New Technology

Sales of NEVs on the rise in South Africa
25th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid a global emphasis on green energy and the subsequent global energy transition, total sales of new energy vehicles (NEVs) in South Africa increased by 65% year-on-year in 2023, with hybrid... 


Solar-powered e-truck sets new altitude record
18th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

A team of explorers – the Gebrüder Weiss Peak Evolution Team – followed through on successfully setting a new world altitude record for electric vehicles after driving an electric truck to an... 


Digital solution improves asset management
17th November 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Technology and asset management – amid the introduction of the Internet of Things – have become a necessary component of civil engineering and construction projects in South Africa. Asset... 


Ports & Shipping

TPT outlines actions to support 15% growth in citrus exports during 2024 season
4th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) reports that it has recruited 200 additional cargo coordinators and has set up dedicated lanes for refrigerated containers at all KwaZulu-Natal container terminals in... 


TNPA moves ahead with R60m seawater desalination project at Port of East London
3rd April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s State-owned Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has awarded a R60-million contract for the construction of a water desalination plant at the Port of East London, the country’s... 


Ctrack transport, freight index shows deterioration in all but one of six sectors tracked
29th March 2024 By: Irma Venter

After increasing somewhat in December, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (TFI) declined notably in January to a level of 119.3 – a drop of 2.1%, compared with December’s 121.9. The extent of... 


Public Transport

PRASA restores five more rail corridors partially
4th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) says it has restored another five Metrorail corridors across Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape. These rail services were interrupted by... 


Gautrain Management Agency chief speaks on extension plans, service enhancements
29th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) is re-engineering the company for full commercialisation while undertaking extension plans and pursuing enhancements for the Gautrain system, with many of these... 


Cape Town’s MyCiTi Spine Road depot construction 65% complete
20th March 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) says construction work on two new MyCiTi depots, located on the corner of Spine Road and Mew Way between Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain, is now 65% complete. City... 


Rail

PRASA restores five more rail corridors partially
4th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) says it has restored another five Metrorail corridors across Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape. These rail services were interrupted by... 


Ctrack transport, freight index shows deterioration in all but one of six sectors tracked
29th March 2024 By: Irma Venter

After increasing somewhat in December, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (TFI) declined notably in January to a level of 119.3 – a drop of 2.1%, compared with December’s 121.9. The extent of... 


Gautrain Management Agency chief speaks on extension plans, service enhancements
29th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) is re-engineering the company for full commercialisation while undertaking extension plans and pursuing enhancements for the Gautrain system, with many of these... 


Roads

Thirty-one countries to start trading under AfCFTA Agreement this year
18th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid the increasing importance of intra-African trade, 31 countries are expected to start trading under the African Continental FreeTrade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement by the end of the year, South... 


Broad-based weakness evident in the logistics sector – Ctrack index
12th March 2024 By: Irma Venter

After increasing somewhat in December, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (TFI) declined notably in January to a level of 119.3 – a drop of 2.1% compared with December’s 121.9. The extent of... 


TNPA invests in road rehabilitation project at Port of Durban
11th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The intensified pressure posed by an influx of trucks on the Port of Durban’s road infrastructure has prompted State-owned utility Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) to invest R233-million on... 


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