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Ore blimey, this jib crane’s a real giant!

CONDRA has designed and manufactured an enormous jib crane for bulk recovery underground of ore spilled at an unnamed mine. Delivered recently, the five-ton crane...

New market penetration depends on smart delivery

COVID-19 vaccine rollouts worldwide have triggered the reboot of delayed expansion plans, which will challenge the efficiency of a company’s existing delivery process. That’s according...

Managing the supply chain in times of disruptive global events

Clarity between logistic service providers and their customer has never been more important as COVID-19, natural disasters and shipping chaos land heavy blows, says...

Supply chain professionals the ‘silent heroes’ of COVID crisis

HUNDREDS of supply chain professionals from Africa and around the world came together recently to learn, share knowledge and network at the 2021 SAPICS...

New pallet assembly robot boosts sustainability

DELTA Engineering has created a versatile new robot for the in-house assembly of cardboard pallets for manufacturers. The robot’s movements are controlled by Omron’s...

Canned food recall shines spotlight on reverse logistics competence

THE recent announcement of a recall by Tiger Brands of some of its canned vegetable products has put the spotlight on reverse logistics, an...

The risks and rewards of operating in Africa

THE risk of nationalisation, deadly insurgencies and poor access to remote sites are just some of the challenges facing companies operating in Africa. That’s according...

Trucking huge order from logistics group

A leading logistic group in South Africa has placed an order for a whopping 100 new DAF XF 480 trucks. Operating in the tipper, tautliner...

Secret to black-owned equipment company’s explosive growth

ESTABLISHED six years ago as a start-up with a single employee, Shumani Industrial Equipment is on track to double its size by the end...

Digitised supply chain key to building business efficiency

CLOUD technology is driving change and accelerating digital transformation across multiple industries simultaneously. Not only is cloud technology itself evolving at pace, but the...

Summit tackles freight industry connectivity

THE South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) has announced that it will host its annual event online this year, on 16 and 17...

Correct handling, storage and transport of plastic pipes

AS much care should go into planning the safe and responsible transportation, storage and handling of plastic pipes as has gone into the manufacturing...

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Sweet success for Durban sugar factory project

Bosch Projects is a joint winner in the 2021 CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards, for the UCL 175 TCH Factory Expansion Project, in the...

Slow lane: road closure alert for N3

THE road closure caused by the reconstruction of the slow lane on the busy N3 Durban-bound from Sanctuary Road to Link Road in Town...

Truck body builder bullish about growth prospects

BUSINESS at truck body and trailer-building company Serco has improved this year compared with 2020 but is still below that achieved in 2019. This is...

Global kudos for engineering work on Hillcrest reservoir

CONSULTING engineering firm Knight Piésold received commendations in the consulting engineer category at the Construction World’ 2021 Best Projects Awards for two of its...