Industry 4.0 set to improve all processes, grow economy

Advanced automation can improve virtually any process, anywhere, and has the potential to grow the South African economy and create jobs. Industry leaders participating at the recent Africa Automation Fair and Connected Industries conference noted that Industry 4.0, the catchphrase describing the new wave of digitised and connected automation technologies now revolutionising industry, can be […]

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ID Logistics invests in technology to improve efficiencies and reduce costs

ID Logistics South Africa, part of the optimisation programme to decrease costs and improve efficiencies across the operation.The company is currently implementing a new and dynamic way of tracking the status of deliveries in real-time using mobile handheld devices. They have implemented a routing and execution management solution, targeting an estimated R10m operating cost savings on […]

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Search and rescue for missing fishermen to resume

The search and rescue and shore based searches for the missing seven crew members of the fishing vessel the FV “Maredon” will resume at first light tomorrow morning (17 July 2017). The South African Maritime Safety Authority’s Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre, based in Cape Town (MRCC) is busy coordinating the rescue effort for seven crew […]

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Excitement palpable as SATC 2017 nears

Now just two weeks away, the 36th edition of the SATC (Southern African Transport Conference), promises to delight attendees, exhibitors, speakers and students alike. This year’s theme, ‘Southern African Solutions to Public Transport Challenges’ will no doubt provide much food for thought and dish up plentiful dialogue. While the topic will challenge even the most […]

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Stavros Evangelakakis new chairman of Cool Chain Association (CCA)

Stavros Evangelakakis has taken over the chairmanship of Sebastiaan Scholte, who served as chairman of the CCA for 5 years. Stavros Evangelakakis, currently global product manager of Cargolux Airlines, has been a board member of the CCA since 2012. Sebastiaan Scholte, CEO of Jan de Rijk Logistics comments; “I have served as chairman for 5 […]

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Safeguard your business from the seasonal slumps

By Frank Knight, CEO of Debtsource It’s been seen that time and time again that the start of a new year can be a testing time for many South African businesses. January is almost always the leanest month for most companies as they cope with poor cash flow and increased outstanding debtors. Those reliant on […]

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