VOLVO DRIVES PROSPERITY THROUGH SKILLS AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Volvo Group Southern Africa welcomed the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, to its Volvo Trucks assembly plant in Durban. Also in attendance was Minister of Economic Development, Mr Ebrahim Patel, Minister of Higher Education, Ms Naledi Pandor, as well as the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Gratitude Magwanishe. During his address, […]

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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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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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RFA conference: proposed legislation threatens transport industry

The annual Road Freight Association conference, held during May at the stunning Legend Golf and Safari Lodge in Limpopo, once again proved to be the definitive event for the road freight transport industry in South Africa. After a relatively low turnout at last year’s event, which was held in the Drakensberg, it was very encouraging […]

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Watch: Four-year-old tests an 18-ton truck

Volvo has come up with a unique way to sell trucks to companies, by incorporating ‘the cute factor’ An unpredictable child and a radio-controlled 18-ton truck. In Volvo Trucks’ latest film”Look Who’s Driving”, four-year-old Sophie exposes the Volvo FMX to the toughest challenge yet in the Live Test series. Volvo Trucks’ newest test sees Sophie […]

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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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