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Opinion: TES providers can be an ally in tackling SA’s logistics sector challenges

By Quintus Sliep, managing director of Worldwide Staffing SOUTH Africa’s freight and logistics sector faces multiple challenges, many of them a result of macroeconomic factors...

Titans join to electrify last-mile delivery in SA

VOLKSWAGEN Commercial Vehicles has partnered with DHL Express for the pilot test of the ID.Buzz Cargo fleet in South Africa. Four ID.Buzz Cargo units will...

Logistics operator uses ‘full bouquet’ to prevent theft

OVER 2,500 truck hijackings were reported in the first three months of 2023 alone - approximately 27 vehicles per month - according to figures...

Index indicates broad-based strain evident in the logistics sector

THE Ctrack Transport and Freight Index retreated further during August 2023 to an index level of 118.8, the lowest since February (116.7). This represents...

Warehousing goes greener with electric forklifts

IT is heartening to see a growing trend in the warehousing and logistics sector for more eco-friendly operations that minimise harm to the environment....

Planning is key to effective materials handling

EQUIPMENT selection is a major consideration in the movement of items in various processes and throughout the supply chain. It has the potential to...

Don’t risk low-quality replacement parts for forklifts

CRITERION Equipment, which specialises in the supply and support of TCM forklift trucks, encourages the local market to invest in quality branded replacement parts. “We...

Logistics index is encouraging, but port rankings pushing freight north

The CTRACK Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) reached its highest level since August 2022 at 121.5 points in April 2023. Four of the...

Mobile clinics fully equipped to provide medical services in under-served areas

BODY and trailer building company, Serco, was assigned by Spartan Truck Hire to build three mobile clinics fitted with all the equipment necessary for...

Striking new business campus incorporates truck manufacturer’s bouquet of services

THE global and local governing bodies of Daimler Truck Southern Africa (DTSA), officially welcomed DTSA’s valued customers and stakeholders into its striking, strategically located...

Renowned back-end swing doors get a makeover

THE supplier of a wide range of world-class quality door and loading dock solutions, Maxiflex, has given its renowned, in-house designed and developed Atmodoor...

The transition to heavy electric trucks is picking up speed

IN 2022, the number of heavy electric trucks on the roads in Europe and the United States grew faster than ever before. Volvo Trucks...

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Malaysian energy company’s share transfer creates a pan-African group

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Truck heavyweight launches more electric options in SA

IN line with Daimler Truck’s global ambition to offer 100% CO2 neutral trucks and buses by 2050, DTSA introduced its first fully battery electric...

Construction of Coega automotive plant to begin ‘shortly’

STELLANTIS, the world’s third-biggest automotive manufacturer by volume, and South Africa’s largest development funder, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) have concluded key milestones that...

SA’s auto sector notes decline in exports, increase in (low) NEV sales

THE domestic automotive industry is celebrating the centenary of vehicle manufacturing in the country in 2024. In the Automotive Business Council (naamsa) Q1 2024...