Archive for the ‘Transport & Logistics’ category

Carlyle private equity fund eyeing investments linked to emerging middle class

The Carlyle Group has seen greater than expected investor interest in a fund focused solely on sub-Saharan Africa.

African seaports: Upgrade or drown

A World Bank study notes that only a few African seaports are world class.

Africa flies on a wing and a prayer

Air transport reforms are needed to unlock the industry’s full potential across the continent.

A look at Africa’s bumpy roads and rails

Unprecedented investments in Africa’s ground transportation are hardly enough.

Why formal trade in Africa lags, while informal prospers

“Informal flows are extraordinarily developed and actually very good at getting to market.”

Jambojet plans to shake up East Africa’s airline industry

Low-cost carrier Jambojet, a subsidiary of Kenya Airways, is set take to the skies on April 1.

Togo – an important trade and transport hub for West and Central Africa

DHL is seeing increased growth in its business in the small West African nation.

Young entrepreneur sees big potential in underserviced South African townships

“My main aim is to own the township market which is a market that hasn’t been tapped.”

Addressing the need to open Africa’s skies

At present over a quarter of air routes in Africa are served by only one carrier.

Five must-know African consumer trends to run with in 2014

Africa – and more importantly, African consumers – will be firmly on the global stage in 2014.

Moving goods in Africa – what you need to know

Tielman Nieuwoudt offers advice on supply chain management in Africa.

Is it possible to define the African leader?

African leaders are no different from leaders in Europe, the Americas and Asia.

Four questions companies should ask when importing/exporting in Africa

Transporting goods across African borders requires a good knowledge of the requirements and procedures.

Learning about Ghana’s business environment with DHL

“We are going to have an interesting day,” says George Okai as we drive out of the parking area of the DHL Express head office in Ghana’s capital Accra.

How 3D printing will transform business

3D printing has the ability to change business and behaviour around the world.