Regulars

Regulars

FOcus on transport and Logistics

Our regular columns and sections are all contributions from leading industry figures.

April 10, 2018

The way forward

Fesarta has big plans in place for 2018 and beyond Much has happened at the Federation of East and Southern African Road Transport Associations...

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April 10, 2018

Technical training and skills get a turbodiesel boost

I recently had a one-on-one with Thierry Pimi, MD of Cummins Southern Africa – a man who is passionate about growing his company, boosting...

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March 20, 2018

All-electric Actros makes its debut and Scania also heads down Electric Avenue

Mercedes-Benz has pulled an electric rabbit out of its hat! The company has lifted the lid on the eActros, which, as its name implies,...

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March 15, 2018

Today, water … tomorrow, oil?

Cape Town’s water crisis and the cost of oil have more in common than you’d expect… Up to now, many people (including myself) have...

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March 15, 2018

Managing Commercial Vehicle Operating Costs

The operating costs of heavy-duty commercial vehicles can be divided into fixed and variable costs, which must be monitored and controlled in order to...

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March 14, 2018

Cargo owners and insurers to pay more for piracy

In its October 2017 judgment, the United Kingdom (UK) Supreme Court held that operating costs incurred while negotiating a ransom with pirates fell within...

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March 14, 2018

Another side to the coin 

We all want the rand to be stronger, but there is a downside. A few columns ago I discussed how an exchange rate impacts...

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March 14, 2018

Winds of Change

Transport policies tend to change in 30 to 40-year cycles, and that time is on the horizon for southern Africa. The South African Road...

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March 14, 2018

Thinking digitally about traffic management

How can technology be leveraged to ease traffic congestion? If there’s one thing I hate about commuting, it is the traffic. Commuters in any...

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February 28, 2018

One day when the Gautrain is all grown up…

While Rail transport is not a strict focus of this magazine, it doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate a decent system when I see one…...

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February 28, 2018

Tally-ho: 2018

Peter Drucker said: “The best way to predict the future is to create it…” The Federation of East and Southern African Road Transport Associations...

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February 28, 2018

As luck would have it

December certainly proved eventful across much of the economic spectrum. Sitting in Colesberg on the first leg of my holiday, I eagerly watched the...

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