Volvo’s electric truck range to roll in SA

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Volvo Trucks South Africa introduced its electric truck range to the market this month when its first electric FM 4X2 Tractor was presented to one of its most valued customers whose fleet consists of 175 Volvo vehicles Interestingly, the client, KDG Logistics, is to use the truck in its movement of new passenger vehicles between […]

Container traffic at Saudi ports increase in May

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Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) reported 709,944 TEUs in May, translating to an 18.8% year-on-year growth. Data coming out of Mawani’s ports show a 28.18% increase in exports to 224,718 with imports jumping 35.98% to 236,358 TEUs in May 2023. Additionally. transshipments inched up by a marginal 0.15% to 248,866 TEUs in the previous month. On […]

UPS workers authorize strike in thick of Teamsters contract negotiations

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Listen to the article 3 min This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. UPS workers represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters voted in favor of authorizing a strike in the thick of national contract negotiations, the union said Friday. Members voted 97% in favor of authorizing a strike, allowing […]

Push to spur regional integration in East Africa

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Over the next five years, the African Development Bank (AfDB) will invest in cross-border electricity interconnectivity and increase access to reliable and competitively priced electricity in the East Africa region. The pipeline for regional operations during the first three years of the EA-RISP (2023-2025) is estimated at $1.3 billion. The Bank has committed to supporting […]

New European green hydrogen corridor between Bilbao and Amsterdam

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Port of Bilbao, the Basque Energy Agency (EVE), Petronor, SkyNRG, Evos Amsterdam, Zenith Energy Terminals and Port of Amsterdam, are joining forces for the development of a new green hydrogen corridor between Bilbao, Spain and Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The corridor focuses on the maritime route between the two European ports. The port of Amsterdam noted, […]

Chewy opens automated fulfillment center in Tennessee


Listen to the article 1 min This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. Chewy added a fourth automated fulfillment center in Nashville, Tennessee, to its growing network this quarter, CEO Sumit Singh said during an earnings call last week. The addition is part of the pet retailer’s larger goal to […]

Cable theft not just a South African scourge


As scrap copper prices rise, theft of high-value cable typically increases, with railway networks seen as a soft and lucrative target due to their often-isolated locations, small security forces and high-value cables. According to rail-tech company, Sensonic, systems-paralysing incidents of electrical infrastructure theft aren’t isolated to South Africa, where in the last financial year 591 […]

Survey shows Indian e-commerce industry will surpass the US by 2034

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Shiprocket X, a cross-border shipping product of Shiprocket, India’s largest e-commerce enablement platform, recently released its survey study, ‘The State of Cross-Border Trade’. The study uncovered some interesting global insights, including India’s ranking of ninth in global cross-border growth. India’s total merchandise exports exceed US$100 billion for the second consecutive quarter, totalling US$105.8 billion in […]

Why automakers are fretting over four words in the Inflation Reduction Act


Listen to the article 5 min This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. Auto companies around the world are ramping up their U.S. investments following the Inflation Reduction Act’s passage, but a certain phrase in the law — “foreign entity of concern” — is giving some of them pause. The phrase […]

Saaff CEO steps into the breach for Lebombo border


The almost ever-present backlog of trucks queuing to squeeze through South Africa’s N4 Lebombo Border Post into Mozambique requires “an urgent and coordinated approach between the two countries,” Juanita Maree of the South African Association of Freight Forwarders has said. The association’s CEO added that it’s also high time that the ongoing depiction of South […]