Freight levels up internationally, but Africa contracts
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 2.1% in July 2018, compared to the same period the year before.
This was the slowest pace of growth seen since May 2016 and well below the five-year average growth rate of 5.1%.
In This Issue
Use of drones in the shipping sector set to take-off
Unmanned systems are finding a growing number of applications in the maritime sector, and have the potential to make a significant contribution to safety and risk management.
Transnet undetakes berth deepening project
Transnet’s forthcoming project to create deeper berths at Durban Container Terminal (DCT): Pier 2’s North Quay will enable the Port of Durban to accommodate newer generation container vessels by 2023.
Exports councils vital to stimulate economic transformation
Export councils are key drivers for South Africa's economic transformation and they should be supported and prioritised.
SARS, TISA and FITA commit to combatting illicit trade in cigarette and tobacco products
The South African Revenue Service (SARS) met with the Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa (TISA) and the Fair-trade Independent Tobacco Association (FITA) on 15 August 2018 at the SARS Head Office in order to discuss and agree on collaboration among them to combat illicit trade in cigarette and all tobacco products.
Infrastructure opportunities for SA in Sub-Saharan Africa
In the face of growing international competition in Sub-Saharan Africa, South African-based companies need to take a long-term strategic view of the region and how best to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the industrial and energy evolution that is taking place, combined with increasing urbanisation in many African countries.
SA needs an active entrepreneurial sector
“It is well established that a lively entrepreneurial sector has a positive impact on economies. This is because entrepreneurs bring increased competition, job creation and innovation to the table,” says Arnoux Maré, CEO of Innovative Solutions Group.
Ransomware - can you pay?
Ransomware, also referred to as a crypto-virus, is malicious software that is used by cybercriminals to illicitly infect, lock-out and then take control over digital systems in order to prevent owners from re-accessing them.
In doing so, cybercriminals use the ransomware to extort monies contingent on the promise of restoring owners' access to their systems.
SAPICS Awards to recognise excellence in supply chain managegement education
As part of its ongoing drive to promote excellence in supply chain management, SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management, is once again hosting the annual Supply Chain Management Education Excellence Awards.
Best UD Fleet drivers off to Global finals in Japan
UD Trucks Southern Africa is proud to announce the winners of its Extra Mile Challenge driver competition.