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Trade between Africa and China are at all time highs, but the terms are mostly dictated by China.
As East Africa starts to see more investment coming in, the region has undertaken a number of projects aimed at improving its transportation infrastructure.
Africa’s new low-cost airline fastjet, backed by easyJet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou, this week unveiled its new logo.
Nigerian leaders have championed the revival of the nation’s rail lines for years.
It is getting easier to travel in Africa. So said Johan Badenhorst, South African filmmaker and adventurer, recently.
“Containers spend, on average, several weeks in ports in Africa. In fact, over 50% of total land transport time from port to hinterland cities in landlocked countries is spent in ports.”
“If you want to operate in Africa, there is a degree of uncertainty, there is a degree of risk, and you need to know how to manage that. It is not unmanageable.”
“We do not have a food supply problem; we have an access problem. So it is appropriate to focus today on the logistics of food security and getting food to people who need it most.”
Drivers in Kenya’s capital Nairobi experience significant pain and frustration in their quest to find a parking spot, according to IBM’s global parking survey.
Pirating shenanigans by Hollywood’s “Jack Sparrow” undershoot today’s high seas reality by far. Romanticised pirating portrayals do not begin to give rise to modern day pirating violence and brutality, which extends across much of the western Indian Ocean.
The business case for infrastructural development in southern Africa is widely acknowledged. Yet supply chains continue to be constrained by a number of infrastructure backlogs, which require effective public-private sector collaboration to be rectified.
Power Plastics, a South Africa-based company, is a major supplier of bulk shipping container liners in Africa.
Africa’s commodities and resources are in demand, yet moving goods within the continent is prohibitively expensive with supply chain management and freight logistics being particularly challenging.
“Solutions that optimise southern Africa’s end-to-end supply chain must be identified and critically, must be supported by cost effective and efficiency-driven infrastructure,” says Abrie de Swardt, IMPERIAL Logistics Marketing Director.
Africa’s airline industry has turned a page with a number of world-class carriers emerging, eager to capitalise on the continent’s growing income levels.