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New heavy truck, trailer factory in Ethiopia

A factory that produces trailers, semi-trailers and Sinotrucks and fuel tankers was inaugurated recently in Ethiopia...

30 Nov 2017

Jumia Food promotes gender diversity through female rider recruitment

Jumia Food Kenya has launched an initiative aimed at recruiting more female riders; who act as the link between their partner restaurants and customers...

26 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: If you can sell your first startup, sell it

Us humans have a heuristic bias to sell our winners and hold onto our losers. That's not the way to build wealth. Better to hang onto your winners and cut your losers loose...

By Alan Knott-Craig 18 Oct 2017

Tesla to reveal all-electric truck next month

Earlier this year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company would reveal its Tesla Semi truck this month. Musk has since announced that the reveal date has tentatively moved to 26 October 2017...

27 Sep 2017

Airlines spend N50bn annually on aircraft maintenance overseas

The low value of the naira has increased the cost of overseas aircraft maintenance to over N50bn annually, Nigerian airline operators have said...

By Chinedu Eze 21 Aug 2017

Three ways to improve commercial shipping's environmental footprint

While it's an essential part of international trade, shipping also poses serious risks to the environment. There are some immediate solutions to this problem that use existing technology...

By Martina Doblin 16 Aug 2017

African airlines fly high with cargo on the back of a strong economy

African airlines have registered the fastest growth in freight volumes in seven years in the first half of this year, buoyed by strong trade lines between the continent and Asia...

By Allan Olingo 15 Aug 2017

Autonomous vehicles to reshape the global economy

Forrester, in collaboration with Christian Austin and Sal Schiano, has researched the downstream impact of widespread automation in transportation...

1 Aug 2017

Expanded engagement for Caterpillar: Boosting sales and alleviating poverty

A strong signal of growing business engagement with Africa by large US corporations was the announcement last September by Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman of plans to invest over $1b in Africa over the next five years...

14 Jul 2017

Commercial vehicle market competition on the rise in Africa

The regional market for commercial vehicles (CVs) like rigid trucks and flatbed trailers is being strengthened by rising urbanisation and infrastructural developments in Africa...

12 Jul 2017

New professional driver service launches in Nigeria

Drivers NG recently launched in Nigeria to make the job of selecting and hiring professional drivers easier for individuals and businesses in the country...

27 Mar 2017

UD Trucks aims for business growth in Southern and Eastern Africa

UD Trucks has expressed interest in expanding and growing its business within Southern and Eastern Africa...

30 Nov 2016

International speakers joins formidable SAAFF Congress line-up

Two more international speakers have joined the line-up of 16 top speakers for the SA Association of Freight Forwarders annual Congress...

23 Aug 2016

Safe air transport key to African growth story

The World Bank estimated Sub-Saharan Africa's growth at 3.7 percent for 2015 despite the current financial turmoil, with a slight uptick to 4.4 percent and 4.8 percent in 2016 and 2017 respectively

18 Apr 2016

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International

Extreme cold sparks chaos in Canada airports

MONTREAL, Canada: Snow, lengthy de-icing procedures and missing crews created havoc at Canada's main airports on Monday, with hundreds of flights cancelled or delayed out of the country's biggest city Toronto.

2 Jan 2018

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