Published on 11 Dec, 2017

  Free trade, runs counter to political currents in many countries. This includes South Africa and Nigeria, where governments fear losing control over industrial policy. They are also worried about losing tariff revenues, because they find other taxes hard to collect.  African countries have a mixed record on easing trade. But even as tariffs have […]

Published on 30 Nov, 2017

  The World Trade Organisation (WTO) forecasts that global trade will rise by 3.6 per cent by the end of the year. Sea transport will continue to play a key role in this growth, given that nearly 90 per cent of all goods in the world are transported by sea. However, this rapid growth in […]

Published on 30 Nov, 2017

  DHL Supply Chain is to be a launch customer for ten Tesla Electric Class 8 articulated semi trucks in the US. The Deutsche Post DHL Group subsidiary will be using the vehicles, billed as the first ever commercial all-electric heavy trucks, for shuttle deliveries and same-day customer deliveries in ten cities from 2019. They […]

Published on 16 Nov, 2017

  Kenya is next week set to host the Africa flower and perishable logistics Conferences in Nairobi. The conferences will bring over 150 local and international delegates in the flowers and perishable commodities sector. The joint-conferences will be held on 22 – 23 November 2017 in Nairobi. Farmers, clearing agents, transporters, insurers and government institutions […]

Published on 14 Nov, 2017

  Six members of a cargo ship kidnapped last month off the coast of Nigeria’s Port Harcourt have been freed, their German employer said Sunday. “Peter Doehle Schiffahrts-KG are pleased to report that the six crew members of her container vessel Demeter who were taken hostage on October 21 and have spent the past two […]

Published on 7 Nov, 2017

  Nigeria’s House of Representatives has constituted a Tactical Committee on Economic Recession to guide innovative legislative actions by the House and the National Assembly to return the economy to a path of growth and stability.  In this regard, the committee is holding a summit in the nation’s capital, Abuja, on 6 and 7 November […]

Published on 6 Nov, 2017

  A number of ports development projects across Africa may be pointing to a positive outlook for capacity expansion in the region, but the myriads of uncertainties in economic growth become a limiting factor. The United Nations in its new report tagged: “Review of Maritime Transport 2017,” is optimistic that the projects, when realised, would […]

Published on 1 Nov, 2017

  Royal Air Maroc Cargo has launched a personal effects service from the US and Canada to countries in Africa, said the carrier’s general sales agent, ECS group. The service is being marketed by ECS subsidiaries Globe Air Cargo in the US and Exp-Air Cargo in Canada to those countries’ North and West African communities, […]

Published on 1 Nov, 2017

  Transnet this week presented its interim results for the six months ending September 2017 which showed that the company’s net profit for the period increased by 3.4 billion which is more than 230% higher than the previous year. Delivered on Monday in Johannesburg, the results were driven by improved operational performance and a slight […]

Published on 31 Oct, 2017

  The African Development Bank wishes to categorically refute the statement that it has “called off loans to Nigeria”, as reported in Reuters and credited to AfDB Vice-President for Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth Amadou Hott. The African Development Bank is highly encouraged by the economic recovery of Nigeria from recession and salutes the […]