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Plastic warms the planet twice as much as aviation - here's how to make it climate-friendly
Plastic warms the planet twice as much as aviation - here's how to make it climate-friendlyArticle

We're all too aware of the consequences of plastics in the oceans and on land. However, beyond the visible pollution of our once pristine habitats, plastics are having a grave impact on the climate too...

Laurie Wright 15 May 2019

Pedro Guerreiro, Managing Director: Central Africa at SAP Africa.
#AfricaMonth: From aid-dependent to becoming an investment-dependent continentArticle

Beyond boundaries: the impact of free trade and technology on Africa's accelerating economic development...

Pedro Guerreiro 13 May 2019

Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue Economy
Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue EconomyArticle

African businesses are being challenged to wake up to the economic, social and environmental power of the Blue Economy...

10 May 2019

4 risk management tips for freight forwarders when taking on new business
4 risk management tips for freight forwarders when taking on new businessArticle

"Freight forwarding is a tough industry where the price is king and forwarders are price takers rather than price setters, forcing many operators to discount heavily in order to close deals."

25 Apr 2019

US National Security Advisor John Bolton sees China as a threat to Washington in Africa. EPA-EFE/Shawn Thew
US still sees Africa as important. But it must learn from past mistakesArticle

In December last year the US National Security Advisor, John Bolton, gave a speech at the Heritage Foundation in Washington DC, in which he outlined the Trump administration's new Africa strategy...

Maria Ryan 24 Apr 2019

Mark Eddo, Yonov Agah, Paul Holthus and David Luke at ABEF2018.
Tunis to host 2019 Africa Blue Economy ForumArticle

Capital city of Tunisia, Tunis, will host the second Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) set for 25-26 June this year...

1 Apr 2019

Ghana and Denmark collaborate for a safer maritime sector
Ghana and Denmark collaborate for a safer maritime sectorArticle

Representatives from Ghana and Denmark signed a contract for a three-year agreement to ensure a collaborative effort for a safer maritime sector...

28 Mar 2019

Blue economy: Experts call for sustainable exploitation
Blue economy: Experts call for sustainable exploitationArticle

By efficient management, the sustainable exploitation of resources in oceans, seas, lakes and rivers - also known as the blue economy - could contribute up to $1.5tn to the global economy...

Ruth Waruhiu 25 Mar 2019

Airbus trials shore-to-ship drone deliveries
Airbus trials shore-to-ship drone deliveriesArticle

Airbus has begun shore-to-ship trials in Singapore with its Skyways parcel delivery drone...

18 Mar 2019

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MSC, Fincantieri sign 4 new luxury cruise shipsArticle

As per the terms of the agreement, the first of the four ships will be delivered by Spring 2023. The remaining three will come into service one per year over the following three years through 2026...

15 Mar 2019

Africa takes centre stage at Blue Belt Initiative Conference for sustainable fisheries, aquaculture
Africa takes centre stage at Blue Belt Initiative Conference for sustainable fisheries, aquacultureArticle

Launched in 2016 by Morocco, the initiative provides a unified framework, exploring the emergence of low carbon and low ecological footprint on the ecosystems, in building a sustainable and prosperous fisheries economy...

15 Mar 2019

Strategist and change makerArticle

When, years ago, Janet Pillai imagined her future life, she saw herself working "in a museum somewhere", doing amazing exhibitions, not running a fleet of more than 200 cars.

Issued by MLT Car Hire and Tours 5 Mar 2019

KZN giving youth the skills they need for 4IR
KZN giving youth the skills they need for 4IRArticle

The KwaZulu-Natal provincial government is on a path to produce graduates who will help to ensure that the province adapts to the advent of the fourth industrial revolution...

4 Mar 2019

SA education to adapt to digital revolution
SA education to adapt to digital revolutionArticle

South Africa's education system is to go through a radical overhaul in order to adapt to the fourth industrial revolution...

8 Feb 2019

SA wine praised at International Association of Sommeliers Cape Town session
SA wine praised at International Association of Sommeliers Cape Town sessionArticle

South African Sommelier Association leads the way in Africa, says Association de la Sommellerie International...

6 Feb 2019

L'Occitane buys skincare brand Elemis for $900m
L'Occitane buys skincare brand Elemis for $900mArticle

Global beauty products maker and retailer L'Occitane International S.A., has agreed to buy beauty and skincare brand Elemis for approximately $900 million...

23 Jan 2019

The EU putting civil-military cooperation in practise in the Horn of Africa
The EU putting civil-military cooperation in practise in the Horn of AfricaArticle

The Horn of Africa is an area of intensive maritime trade, as well as a centre of migratory routes towards Europe...

3 Jan 2019

SA launches most advanced nanosatellite
SA launches most advanced nanosatelliteArticle

South Africa has successfully launched into space the continent's most advanced nanosatellite to date - the ZACube-2...

2 Jan 2019

Safety tips for boating these holidays
Safety tips for boating these holidaysArticle

Underage and uncertified minors should under no circumstances be allowed to navigate boats or other sailing vessels...

24 Dec 2018

Cargo ships are emitting boatloads of carbon, and nobody wants to take the blame
Cargo ships are emitting boatloads of carbon, and nobody wants to take the blameArticle

Maritime shipping transports 90% of the goods traded around the world by volume...

Henrik Selin and Rebecca Cowing 19 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Logistics & Transport
#BestofBiz 2018: Logistics & TransportArticle

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Logistics & Transport site over the past year...

18 Dec 2018

#BizTrends2019: Will the introduction of unmanned ships be smooth sailing?
#BizTrends2019: Will the introduction of unmanned ships be smooth sailing?Article

There's a new trend of using unmanned shipping vessels in the shipping and logistics space...

Lana Jacobs 21 Nov 2018

Global shipping safety and security under spotlight in Durban
Global shipping safety and security under spotlight in DurbanArticle

Clamping down on piracy and other forms of criminal activity in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden will be the focus of a gathering in Durban...

12 Nov 2018

Southern Africa strengthens relations with European Union at fifth South Africa-Italy Summit
Southern Africa strengthens relations with European Union at fifth South Africa-Italy SummitArticle

Some of the most influential business leaders from Southern Africa and Europe gathered in Johannesburg to explore exciting opportunities for growth and investment...

Issued by Optimize Enhancing Effectiveness 26 Oct 2018

Kenya is ill-prepared for the environmental, health and safety impacts that accompany oil production. Signature Message/Shutterstock
What Kenya needs to do to better protect those working in the oil sectorArticle

After decades of failed attempts, Kenya finally struck oil six years ago...

Melba K Wasunna 25 Oct 2018

Western Cape Maritime Cluster to host Maritime Day
Western Cape Maritime Cluster to host Maritime DayArticle

The Western Cape Maritime Cluster (WCMC) is set out to promote maritime skills development opportunities within the Western Cape at the Maritime Day on 31 October 2018...

24 Oct 2018

Nzimande to launch R1bn train factory
Nzimande to launch R1bn train factoryArticle

Transport Minister Blade Nzimande will on Thursday, 25 October 2018, launch a train manufacturing factory...

24 Oct 2018

Rice fields in Madagascar. There is a project in the country to increase climate resilience in the rice sector. Shutterstock
The private sector, agriculture and climate change. Connecting the dotsArticle

Agriculture plays a key role in food security in Africa. It is also crucial to the economic sector, accounting for between 40%-65% of jobs...

Richard J.T. Klein 15 Oct 2018

Affordable, accessible broadband via satellite awaits government go-ahead
Affordable, accessible broadband via satellite awaits government go-aheadArticle

In today's digital era, if you are not online, you're locked out of society. Sadly, this is the current situation many South Africans face...

11 Oct 2018

Passenger safety a top priority for Robben Island Museum
Passenger safety a top priority for Robben Island MuseumArticle

The Robben Island Museum management has reported to the Western Cape Provincial Parliament's Standing Committee on Economic Opportunities, Tourism and Agriculture on the progress made since the incident where the chartered ferry, Thandi took on water...

11 Oct 2018

More global action necessary to stem tide of fishing mortalities
More global action necessary to stem tide of fishing mortalitiesArticle

While there are signs that global action on fishing vessel safety is on the horizon, more work is still needed to ensure the well-being of fisherman...

10 Oct 2018

Transport infrastructure remains a chief vehicle for economic growth
Transport infrastructure remains a chief vehicle for economic growthArticle

For any country, the transport infrastructure networks are some of the most important assets it can have...

Herbert Phahlane 5 Oct 2018

IMO 2020: shipping companies to rethink fuel procurement
IMO 2020: shipping companies to rethink fuel procurementArticle

Hafnia Group plans for shipping emissions challenge in 2020 by mandating Inatech to digitise fuel procurement...

3 Oct 2018

Stoned staff? What are employers' rights regarding weed in the workplace?
Stoned staff? What are employers' rights regarding weed in the workplace?Article

What is the potential impact of the Constitutional Court's cannabis-use ruling on companies, and what should employers do next...?

Rudy D Maritz 19 Sep 2018

Kiswahili to be introduced to SA's curriculum
Kiswahili to be introduced to SA's curriculumArticle

Starting in 2020, South African learners will have the option to take up Kiswahili as an optional second additional language...

17 Sep 2018

R22m boost for skills training of the unemployed
R22m boost for skills training of the unemployedArticle

The Department of Labour is today set to unveil training programmes, to the value of R22 million, aimed at creating jobs in the aviation, maritime commercial diving and agricultural sectors...

17 Sep 2018

Women in maritime - the focus at career fair
Women in maritime - the focus at career fairArticle

Women in the South African maritime sector were the focus of an inaugural career fair hosted by the South African International Maritime Institute...

10 Sep 2018

Arctic and North Atlantic conditions bring route risk
Arctic and North Atlantic conditions bring route riskArticle

Climate change is impacting ice hazards for shipping, freeing up new trade routes in some areas, while increasing the risk of ice in others...

6 Sep 2018

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Use of drones in the shipping sector set to take-offArticle

Unmanned systems are finding a growing number of applications in the maritime sector...

22 Aug 2018

IMPERIAL Logistics sets B-BBEE preferential procurement industry highArticle

IMPERIAL Logistics provides its clients with 137.5% B-BBEE preferential procurement recognition, the highest of all major Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) in southern Africa. This level of recognition is higher than that normally offered by a Level 1 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) rated company.

Issued by Imperial Logistics 21 Aug 2018

Linsen Nambi makes waves in maritime scene
Linsen Nambi makes waves in maritime sceneArticle

Linsen Nambi has become the first 100% black-owned ship-owners in South Africa...

20 Aug 2018

Shippers get serious about cyber threats
Shippers get serious about cyber threatsArticle

Major attacks like the NotPetya malware incident have been a wake-up call for the shipping sector...

14 Aug 2018

KZN infrastructure expenditure to exceed R200bn
KZN infrastructure expenditure to exceed R200bnArticle

The KZN government is rolling out a massive infrastructure programme...

23 Jul 2018

Why 50,000 ships are so vulnerable to cyberattacks
Why 50,000 ships are so vulnerable to cyberattacksArticle

The 50,000 ships sailing the sea at any one time have joined an ever-expanding list of objects that can be hacked. Cybersecurity experts recently displayed how easy it was to break into a ship's navigational equipment...

Keith Martin and Rory Hopcraft 16 Jul 2018

New SA body established to manage marine pollution
New SA body established to manage marine pollutionArticle

The National Department of Transport has established an Incident Management Organisation...

9 Jul 2018

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Collectable coins celebrate home-grown CT scanArticle

The South African's Mint's 2018 South African Inventions coin series celebrates the computed tomography scan, or CT (cat) scan, a medical technology developed by South African-born Allan McLeod Cormack...

3 Jul 2018

Regatta to celebrate young sailors this Youth Day
Regatta to celebrate young sailors this Youth DayArticle

Royal Cape Yacht Club is set to celebrate its young sailors this weekend at the Youth Regatta, taking place from 16-17 June 2018, in partnership with the South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI)...

15 Jun 2018

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Efforts to stop IUU fishing gains momentumArticle

A growing number of countries are signing up to a global agreement that helps stop illegal fishing...

6 Jun 2018

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MSC Cruises takes delivery of new, innovative MSC SeaviewArticle

The ship, with an iconic design and generous outdoor public space will be a game changer for guests who want to make the most of the sun and outdoors, while enjoying the sea during their cruise experience...

6 Jun 2018

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