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Online platform provides alternative market access to farmers

SMALLHOLDER farmers often lack access to profitable, value-added markets. In the absence of critical supporting functions – such as logistics and warehousing – farmers...

New trucks a big among Mzansi hauliers

THE latest DAF CF and XF trucks hit South African highways earlier this year and, according to local distributor Babcock, have proved to be...

New board for Bay truck body builder

GQEBERHA–based truck body manufacturer, Kanu Commercial Body Construction has announced the appointment of its new board, with Isuzu Motors South Africa Chief Executive Officer...

Open rail industry will ‘turbo-charge’ artisan training in SA

OPENING South Africa’s rail network to third-party operators will provide further impetus to the country’s ongoing efforts to develop scarce artisan skills and meet...

Elevating industry with robust, powerful batteries

FOR many businesses in construction, shipping and distribution centres, operations rely on forklifts and scissor jacks to lift and move heavy materials and cargo...

Fuel efficient, next-gen ‘smart’ crawler excavators

NEW to HPE Africa’s range of Hyundai crawler excavators, is the recently launched Hyundai R210 SMART PLUS series, with advanced design features over the...

Freight body ‘dismayed’ as cyber-attack cripples ports

THE Road Freight Association (RFA) has expressed it dismay and grave concern about the recent cyber-attack on Transnet which caused crippling delays and disruptions...

Panel van takes Madiba’s legacy to the people

A Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 519 CDI Panel Van has been converted into a mobile museum for the Nelson Mandela Museum, based in Mthatha, Eastern Cape. The...

Evolving the supply chain to keep up with online demand

By Amit Singh EVEN before COVID hit, online retail was growing and becoming an increasingly popular option in South Africa. When the pandemic arrived, however,...

Summit tackles freight industry connectivity

THE South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) has announced that it will host its annual event online this year, on 16 and 17...

The risks and rewards of operating in Africa

THE risk of nationalisation, deadly insurgencies and poor access to remote sites are just some of the challenges facing companies operating in Africa. That’s according...

Trucking huge order from logistics group

A leading logistic group in South Africa has placed an order for a whopping 100 new DAF XF 480 trucks. Operating in the tipper, tautliner...

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Ports authority pulls plug on Ngqura liquid bulk storage terminal

TRANSNET National Ports Authority (TNPA) has pulled out of development of the proposed new liquid bulk storage terminal at the Port of Ngqura but...

R253m road project boon for EC town

THE South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) met with the Dordrecht business fraternity recently to discuss the economic benefits and job opportunities presented by...

Council tweaks budget in bid to stop taps running dry

AS the ongoing drought continues to grip the Kouga region, Kouga Municipality Council recently adjusted its capital budget in an attempt to prevent taps...

NMB drought mitigation plans ‘in overdrive’

THE Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s drought mitigation plans are in overdrive as the region continues to experience insignificant rainfall and low dam levels that...