Africa could soon be the largest free-trade area in the world

Transport Infrastructure Driving Boost in Africa’s Cross Border Trade Africa could soon be the largest free-trade area in the world. This is if the African Union’s Continental Free Trade Area (CTFA) stays on track to be operational by the end of this year. Once up and running, the continent-wide free trade zone could lead to […]

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Tambo Springs intermodal hub “unnecessary”

The Tambo Springs intermodal hub built near Katlehong in Gauteng, is unwarranted. This is one of the findings of a centre of gravity analysis performed by multinational Arup, which plotted the optimized use of containers in Gauteng for Transnet. Key to its analysis was establishing where inland terminals should be developed to ensure last mile transport costs […]

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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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TNPA women scoop coveted awards

Transnet National Port Authority women flew the flag high at the Women in Transport Awards which took place at the Durban ICC on 18 October 2016. The Women in Transport Awards is a collaborative platform co-located with the African Ports Evolution, African Rail Evolution, and the KZN Export Week conference and exhibition, and is dedicated […]

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Port projects tweaked to suit market

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) said it had built flexibility into the tender specifications for Operation Phakisa: new build projects, at its ports in order to meet the current economic climate. Speaking at the African Ports Evolution 2016 Conference in Durban, Ricky Bhikraj, Executive Manager for Capacity and Enablement at TNPA and Programme Director of […]

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Supply Chain for Everyone: Real world lessons that really make a difference

Applying supply chain management (SCM) principles makes the world a better place. From saving money when stocking the pantry to helping others by regularly passing on the things we don’t need. Once we start benefiting from the application of supply chain principles, it can become addictive. US-based business scientist and supply chain consultant Keith Launchbury […]

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