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War and peace: Mercedes-Benz shows its clout

War and peace: Mercedes-Benz shows its clout

Military and other specialised vehicle manufacturers, notably Mercedes-Benz SA, pulled out all the stops to impress armament, civil defence buyers and the international media in Cape Town recently. However, it was the air displays at Ysterplaat Air Force base that wooed the crowds.

 
Doing E-business with Africa

Doing E-business with Africa

The opening up of Africa to the Internet via submarine cables and terrestrial communications networks will provide South African logistics companies and cross-border fleet operators with new business opportunities, writes UDO RYPSTRA.

 
Automotive industry goes green

Automotive industry goes green

All around the world, industries are going green. The transport industry is no exception, writes PAUL RILEY...

 
Transport of Dangerous Goods: Be prepared and compliant!

Transport of Dangerous Goods: Be prepared and compliant!

The Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association held a “Responsible Care” workshop on 16 September at the Johannesburg Country Club to put the thorny issue of safe transport of Dangerous Goods under the spotlight. Stakeholders in the chemical and transport industries were informed of, amongst other important matters, changes in the revised South African National Standards (SANS) codes and the implications of AARTO for the transport industry.

   
How to stay cool, while throwing your toys out of your… truck

How to stay cool, while throwing your toys out of your… truck

Trader George Gonzalez and his truck are a familiar sight on the Grand Parade in Cape Town – like an institution almost.

 
Actions speak louder than words

Actions speak louder than words

It’s time that something happens – more than just talking. That was the overwhelming impression that HANS WALTER gained from the recent RFA Convention. The consensus, he reports, is that it’s time for action – and not just words ...

 
Breakfast of champions!

Breakfast of champions!

In the run up to November 2010’s Excellence Awards banquet, WesBank and FOCUS hosted an immensely successful breakfast event in Fairlands, Johannesburg, to announce this year’s finalists.

   
MAN boosts its African truck range

MAN boosts its African truck range

Does MAN have another winner on its hands? UDO RYPSTRA attends the South African launch of the MAN TGS WW truck series and comes away impressed ...

 
Delivering the bare necessities

Delivering the bare necessities

The law of supply and demand is an absolute constant in everyday life. We see something we like and we buy it. After a while, the stock runs out and it needs replenishing. Sounds easy enough, but what about the company charged with keeping the shelves stocked, so we can have our daily dose of retail therapy? GERHARD HORN takes a look behind the scenes.

 
Revealed: world’s largest storage facility!

Revealed: world’s largest storage facility!

It’s one of the most fascinating logistics centres on this planet. We are referring to the Germersheim Global Logistics Centre (GLC), the world’s largest storage facility (within the automotive sector). A whopping 325 truckloads leave the GLC each and every day...

   

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