Month: Sep 2017

Mercedes-Benz Vans, Matternet and siroop start pilot project for on-demand delivery of e-commerce goods

Mercedes-Benz Vans, Matternet and siroop start pilot project for on-demand delivery of e-commerce goods

Joint project of Mercedes-Benz Vans, US drone systems developer Matternet and Swiss online marketplace siroop Innovative delivery concept with vans as connected, mobile landing platforms for drones tested in Zurich Pilot objectives: testing of on-demand delivery and its acceptance by retailers and public Van and drone combination connects customers and merchants faster, enhances efficiency and […]

Many new truck models launched at Futuroad Expo

Many new truck models launched at Futuroad Expo

The truck industry in South Africa is certainly optimistic about the future, judging by the launch activity on the opening day of Futuroad, the truck and bus show which is co-located with Automechanika Johannesburg at Expo Centre, Nasrec. Several of the new models were launched by comparative newcomers to the […]

Imperial Logistics adds new energy-efficient gas tankers to barging fleet

Imperial Logistics adds new energy-efficient gas tankers to barging fleet

Two new gas tankers have been christened by Imperial Logistics, and will join the fleet that operates from the German city of Duisburg, which is the world’s biggest inland port. The state-of-the-art, energy-efficient vessels will be used to transport liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and pressurised gaseous products, among other things. […]

Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association to host Transportation of Dangerous Goods Seminar

Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association to host Transportation of Dangerous Goods Seminar

The Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) is hosting its Transportation of Dangerous Goods Seminar in Johannesburg and Durban on 17 October and 19 October 2017 respectively. The Responsible Care® Transportation of Dangerous Goods Seminar aims to provide participants with hard-hitting and useful information which they can apply directly in […]

Responsible Care® helps grow a profitable, sustainable chemical sector

Responsible Care® helps grow a profitable, sustainable chemical sector

The Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA), the overarching body that represents the chemical and related industries in South Africa, is custodian to a global voluntary initiative. This initiative, Responsible Care®, envisages a profitable, sustainable chemical sector that contributes to the quality of life and the economy through innovation, production […]

The world’s largest service market competition opens – VISTA

The world’s largest service market competition opens – VISTA

On September 4th, the registration opened for the world´s largest service market competition Volvo International Service Training Awards (VISTA)*. More than 18,000 technicians, from the Volvo Trucks and Volvo Buses global dealer network, are estimated to participate. Through teamwork and competence development VISTA aims to attract and maintain skilled technicians. […]

5DT offers insights into the Advanced Trucking Simulator for the South African Market

5DT offers insights into the Advanced Trucking Simulator for the South African Market

5DT (Fifth Dimension Technologies), a training simulator and virtual reality pioneer, unveiled their state-of-the-art advanced trucking simulator at a launch event at its head office in the Persequor Technopark, Pretoria, South Africa. The South African launch comes on the back of an international release at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) […]

Kamogelo Mmutlana, Chief Executive Officer of local supply chain solutions specialist Barloworld Logistics

SA Logistics & Supply Chain Sector Ripe for Disruption

“For the forward thinking, opportunity abounds,” says Barloworld Logistics CEO For many, the term logistics immediately conjures up images of warehouses, trucks and forklifts. Not exactly on a par with Elon Musk’s rockets and hyperloops. Yet the global logistics and supply chain industry is introducing exciting technologies such as self-driving […]