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Imperial Logistics drives productivity for Mercedes Benz

The UK-based manufacturing plant of Mercedes Benz has boosted the Eastern Cape economy with a major deal for logistics services

DHL spotlights huge potential for growth in Africa's retail industry

Africa's growing middles classes together with healthy GDP growth is fuelling consumer demand which is good news for express service delivering company, DHL

Imperial Health Sciences "adopts" Kenyan children's home

A new initiative from Imperial Health Sciences aims to help youngsters from the home get training and work experience to help them win jobs in the future

DHL Africa's success streak continues in 2014

The world leading supply chain and logistics company has won many gongs for its excellent services in Africa which show no signs of abating

Imperial nets Red Bull's distribution contract for South Africa

A leading drinks manufacturer has signed up again with Imperial Retail Logistics to supply distribution services for its product in South Africa

Fashioning supply chains to meet industry's needs

A new report from DHL focusing on fashion retailers reveals retailers and manufacturers in Africa may need to re-think deliveries to meet consumers' expectations

Success for DHL boss is delivering on your commitments

Hennie Heymans, Managing Director of DHL Express South Africa reveals why he likes getting on his bike and advises when not to shoot on the paintball range

Walmart's initiative aims to empower African business women

Ground-breaking research at Oxford University will help small to medium sized African business led by women integrate into the giant retailer's supply chain

Imperial acquires Nigerian pharmaceutical distributor

Eco Health, which handles around 30 percent of all the pharmaceuticals sold and distributed in Nigeria, has been bought by Imperial Logistics in $74 million deal

Courier customers are moved by personalised service

Consumer behaviour is changing and courier companies have to adapt accordingly says the managing director of a leading South African courier company

Imperial Health Sciences/Yusen Logistics team up for special deliveries

Joint venture offers the first dedicated seafreight solution for southern Africa's pharmaceutical industry

Imperial wins Colgate-Palmolive contract

One of South Africa's leading logistic firms has won a contract with a globally-recognised consumer brand to transport and store its products

New Century Transport celebrates a year of awards and accolades

NCT has enjoyed an impressive turnaround since it became an Imperial Logistics company and it has culminated in winning an award and receiving an accreditation

Nigeria LNG delivers landmark 3,000th cargo to Turkey

A ceremony Is held aboard the ship which carried gas supplies to Turkey marking a milestone delivery for NLNG

DHL's focus on Africa pays off

The world's leading international express delivery firm has won more than 20 external awards in 2013 and its latest one recognises its advancements on the continent

Africa Oilfield Logistics Limited raises £4.5m

A leading oil and gas support services and logistics company has boosted its funds through a successful share placing which will allow it to take advantage of opportunities in the sector

Tips for buying online in Africa this festive season

Delivery company DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa is seeing a rise in consumers choosing to purchase gifts online and offers some timely advice to retailers and consumers about some of the regulations they need to watch out for

DHL and Engen announce major African retail partnership

Engen service stations across Africa will act as DHL Service Points as the two significant multinationals join forces to increase consumer access on the continent

Imperial Logistics scoops award for being the best

One of South Africa's leading logistics businesses has proved it is a top performing business by scoopinga prestigious award for the second year running

Resolve and SourceDogg form partnership

Resolve partners with Ireland-based SourceDogg to deliver effortless and effective IT procurement solution

Pick 'N' Pay chooses Imperial Logistics for supply chain management

A leading logistics firm aims to bring 20 percent savings to one of South Africa's top consumer brands in a five-year logistics management deal

Imperial Managed Logistics wins Tiger Brands contract

A leading logistics company has teamed up with one of South Africa's largest consumer goods manufacturers to provide distribution services

Imperial wins new contract with Kraft Foods

A leading logistics solution provider has announced a new deal with Kraft Foods' South African subsidiary to provide transport and warehousing services

Awards recognise Imperial Logistics' achievements

Leading logistics solutions provider has helped drive forward the competitiveness of some of the continent's big name companies including SA Breweries, Sasol Oil and Exxaro

Imperial bulks up with a stake in KWS Carriers

Leading supply chain group Imperial Logistics has augmented its Bulk Commodity Services division with its latest acquisition

Kudos for Resolve in supply chain game

Teams from Imperial Logistics company Resolve won second and third place in an innovative web-based game aimed at challenging supply chain professionals

Bechtel plans to ease Africa port congestion

Bechtel senior ports specialist says the Multi-User Offshore Hub concept would increase port capacity and save 40 percent compared to traditional port building costs.

Freight to benefit from African battle of the ports

Intercontinental sea freight operators will benefit from a battle of the ports in East Africa, as Kenya improves and expands its services to claw back lost market share

CIPS African Procurement Awards 2013

International Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply's Pan African Procurement Awards were held last week, celebrating the movers and improvers in African purchasing

Nollywood's latest star is rising

Forbes Magazine has labelled him as one of Africa's top 10 young entrepreneurs to watch, but for Jason Njoku watching movies has placed his company on the world stage

IMPERIAL Cargo Solutions goes green

Bacteria powered wash-bays and a power saving initiative are helping a leading logistics company to increase its efforts towards sustainability

Nampak Sacks is AfriSam's Key Supplier of the Year

Following a carefully-driven customer growth strategy a leading supplier of bags and sacks to the cement industry has won recognition for its product and services

T-Systems' launches local supplier initiative

A leading South African ICT firm is pledging to become a significant contributor to the overall economic growth of the country through a new supplier development programme

Africa Oilfield Logistics Limited is listed on AIM

A company established to acquire/or invest in businesses which focus on the logistics support industry in respect of oil and gas exploration in sub-Saharan Africa has achieved an AIM listing

TransNamib invests N$13 million in road fleet

In a bid to meet the demands of customers, become more efficient and competitive, Namibia's national road and rail transport company has upgraded its fleet

IMPERIAL Logistics boss wins sustainability award

Chief Executive Officer Marius Swanepoel has won the Sustainability Leadership Award in recognition of making African supply chains more environmentally friendly

Trade Minister: 'Namibia must improve logistics sector'

Calle Schlettwein, Minister for Trade and Industry in Namibia, has highlighted the need for improvements in the logistics sector in order to achieve national development goals

South African trade hampered by lack of logistic skills

New research carried out by experts at the University of Johannesburg has discovered that many companies are suffering from acute skills shortages in the supply chain

Imperial strengthens footprint in Africa

One of Africa's largest companies has bought a stake in a leading Nigerian logistics provider in a bid to increase its representation in the country

Time for banks to switch to a new channel

Advances in technology are changing the way consumers want to conduct business and as a consequence financial institutions need to get with the programme

DHL trebles service points in Sub-Saharan Africa

An aggressive expansion strategy has allowed the world's leading express services provider to widen its footprint across Africa and secure its number one status

Harnessing distributor's technical expertise to clinch the deal

Resellers that bring in technology specialists to assess the size and scope of a potential new customer implementation, have a better understanding when to take the business forward or when to simply walk away

Joy for logistics group

Expanded service offering gives a specialised logistics service provider the edge in winning a new contract with Joy Global Mining

New logistics systems brings benefits for Toyota South Africa

The company behind a new system which has been implemented to track Toyota's car deliveries to South Africa says it is reaping rewards

Hot topics under microscope for supply chain industry

A leading UK-based sustainability guru is to share his insights with South African supply chain professionals

Plan to build crucial railway link will cost $5.2 billion

Proposals to connect Rwanda and Tanzania with The East African Community railway line would lower transportation costs for goods and boost the economy

DHL boosts Libya's connectivity with global logistics links

DHL Global Forwarding opens first office in Tripoli to provide international freight, domestic and cross-border trucking services

South Africa opens trading door to Rwanda

A roundtable meeting between officials of the two countries has provided a solution which could benefit Rwandan businesses over the coming years

African freight flying high

The continent continues to soar across multiple industries as it takes the lead in the latest air freight statistics

Truckers' strike could hit Christmas deliveries

A row over pay between transport union chiefs and the Department of Labour looks set to spread to South Africa's ports fuelling fears that retailers and businesses could be adversely affected

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