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    For public transport to keep running, operators must find ways to outlast coronavirus

    Many operators have lost almost all their fare revenue. Even those who operate on contract terms that reduce the impact of falling patronage must bear the costs of disinfection and other precautions...

    By Yale Z Wong 30 Mar 2020

    Monorail presents a world of opportunities for South Africa

    Central to a modern industrial economy - and one which fosters increased international investment and trade - is a high-functioning transport network. And in South Africa, central to that is rail...

    By Aubrey Lekwane 13 Feb 2020

    Could sleeper trains replace international air travel?

    Since 2019, night train networks have seen a remarkable revival across Europe...

    23 Jan 2020

    Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

    New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

    African Ports & Rail Evolution Forum to spotlight collaboration benefits for economic growth

    Delegates are set to discover Africa's trade potential and the wealth of new investment and partnership opportunities arising from the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement, as well as other open border initiatives...

    11 Sep 2019

    3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

    Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

    Kenyan president receives 2018 African Road Builders award

    Uhuru Kenyatta, president of Kenya, has been recognised with the 2018 African Road Builders (ARB) award...

    21 May 2018

    Apapa port not conceived to receive trucks, fuel tankers

    The Apapa port was originally designed to receive imported goods and petroleum products and move them out by railway and pipelines, and not to receive articulated trucks and heavy-duty vehicles...

    By Ejiofor Alike 13 Dec 2017

    Nigeria needs $16bn to construct, modernise rail lines

    The Nigerian government needs about $16 billion to construct and modernise major rail lines, an official said...

    By Sani Tukur 9 Oct 2017

    Future state of heavy haul rail network in Africa critical

    According to Brian Monakali, deputy chairman of the International Heavy Haul Association and chairman of the SA Heavy Haul Association, the future state and role of the heavy haul rail network in Africa is a critical discussion...

    14 Sep 2017

    Three railway firms to harmonise work

    Tazara has agreed with railway operators of Zambia and DR Congo to review operations among the three railways to facilitate movement of goods across the three national boundaries...

    By Rosemary Mirondo 7 Sep 2016

    Grindrod moots 'much cheaper' trains

    Grindrod's diesel-electric locomotive‚ which the company said was the cheapest in the world‚ could pit the logistics group as a competitor against state rail utility Transnet and global rolling stock manufacturers such as General Electric and Electro-Motive Diesel.

    By Razina Munshi 28 Mar 2014

    Countries are barriers to infrastructure projects

    The biggest barrier to implementing regional infrastructure projects in Africa are the countries themselves, the Infrastructure Africa conference heard in Sandton on Tuesday (16 July).

    18 Jul 2013

    Transnet on the hunt for foreign contracts

    Transnet Engineering (TE), a unit of the state-owned freight and logistics company, is exploring new narrow-gauge markets in Latin America, South-east Asia and Australia in a bid to meet its growth targets, according to strategy and marketing general manager Thoba Majoka.

    By Nicky Smith 6 May 2013



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