Moving goods from source to destination through Africa is a multidimensional challenge and one where first-world thinking still trumps appropriate. A change in game needs to happen.
According to a new report from WWF, while there is a small but not insignificant potential for the production of sustainable biofuels in sub-Saharan Africa, this should be prioritised for the aviation industry.
Amazon is field testing a new delivery robot called Scout, which the company describes as a "fully-electric delivery system" designed to safely get packages to customers using autonomous delivery devices.
Foreign investors and South African industry players seem to be taking a 'wait and see' approach to industrial and manufacturing growth, putting the country at risk of falling behind its neighbours. However, investment in automation now could help boost the manufacturing sector, with benefits for the country's overall economic growth
Brambles, the global supply chain logistics company operating in more than 60 countries, primarily through the CHEP and IFCO brands, has published its 'Sustainability Review for the 2018 Financial Year (FY18)'.
SaFleet will be launching a full fleet management and safety management software programme in May 2019. The programme will be available online and accompanied by a multi-platform app for multiple fleet management functions on the go to ensure up to date information real time and minimise paperwork and time.
Hino South Africa, which enjoyed a very successful 2018 in terms of vehicle and parts sales as well as customer and dealer satisfaction ratings, laid out ambitious plans for 2019 and beyond at a recent media briefing in Johannesburg. The company has identified a number of focus areas as it gears up to expand its operations and market share in a rapidly changing environment in the local and international truck markets.
Seven of the top ten fastest growing internet populations in the world are in Africa, and there is an 81% mobile penetration rate on the continent. This indicates a healthy appetite for transacting online.