Dangote Group of Companies has established a $100 million truck assembly plant in Lagos as part of its efforts toward boosting foreign exchange and job creation in the country.
Kenya has received the first batch of the freight locomotives for the standard gauge railway in readiness for testing slated to happen in the course of the first quarter of this year.
The Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway, which connects Ethiopia’s capital to the Port of Djibouti has officially been opened.
With OT, Burkina Faso has the Most Secure Driving License and Vehicle Registration Document in Africa
Oberthur Technologies today announces that its cutting edge solution, Lasink, has been chosen by Burkina Faso through a multi-year contract to supply highly secure vehicle registration documents and driving licenses.
Zambia has received $286 million for from the Indian government meant to improve infrastructure and decongest the capital Lusaka.
[Column] James Ngunjiri: What Makes Nairobi the Only African City in Global Investors' Top Five Watchlist
Nairobi is on the global watchlist of top five fast modernising cities that are attracting new global business on growing realisation that big companies cannot operate from one sub-Saharan location in South Africa.
Rwanda and Egypt heads of state have agreed on a plan to make the River Nile a transportation highway to the Mediterranean Sea to reduce import-export costs.
East Africa's biggest port of Mombasa will spend $980,000 to build a new cruise ship terminal aimed at boosting tourism, according to the port management.
[Ivory Coast] African Development Bank Group approves €769.78m to improve urban transport in Abidjan
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a loan of 769.78 million euros to Côte d'Ivoire aimed at significantly improving urban transport in the city of Abidjan.
MTN Rwanda and Engen have entered into a partnership that will allow motorists pay their fuel using mobile money.
Kifiya Financial Technologies PLC a local start up has come up with an electronic ticketing and payment system meant to tame the congestion of long distance bus transport and respond to sanity in the roads.
Guinness Nigeria has partnered with the Federal Roads Safety Commission to flag off the 2016 Ember Months ‘Drink Drive’ public awareness campaign, which is aimed at enlightening the public on the harmful consequences of alcohol abuse.
[South Africa] Swisatec and The Green Cab set to push the Green Transport innovation agenda in Cape Town
The Green Cab and Swisatec (Blue Rock Village) are set to gear up and redefine the contemporary urban mobility landscape and change how developers plan and design security estates in the future.
[South Africa] Golden Arrow Bus Services introduce automatic fare collection system to curb cash theft
Cape Town based passenger Transport Company Golden Arrow Bus Services (GABS) has procured an automatic fare collection system at a cost of $6 million as it seeks to tame the risks associated with handling cash.
The Moroccan government has set aside $510 million for the Kenitra Atlantic port project as it seeks to modernize operations at the port.
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved an International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) loan of $192 million to complement Cameroon’s ongoing and planned transport investments.
The completion and launch of the fertilizer rail transport in Tanzania has started paying off with fertilizer producing company YARA Tazania Limited announcing a 40 per cent reduction in fertilizer transportation cost.
A loan facility introduced in May this year by Sidian Bank in Kenya to Uber drivers to purchase their own vehicles has already benefitted 100 of them, with the overall plan targeting 10,000 drivers in three years.
As the South African transport system looks at harmonizing and integrating the system with technology, the taxi industry is set to roll out an electronic fare collection system.
Uber Nigeria’s innovative used-vehicle finance partnership with FirstBank paves way for driver-partners to grow their businesses
Uber Nigeria today announced that it is now making low-interest, used-vehicle loans available to its top-rated driver-partners.
Ride-hailing company Uber has offered over a million trips in Nigeria two years after it started there and is eyeing expansion to a French-speaking West African country next, its West African chief said on Thursday.
Internet ride-sharing app Uber is undergoing a dashcam pilot in Cape Town amid the service experiencing recent safety concerns.
Developers of Magic Bus Ticketing, a mobile phone application that enables booking of public transport, have secured a Sh101 million ($1 million) grant from a Bill Clinton-backed fund after emerging top out of six finalists.
The Namibian-German Centre for Logistics (NGCL) will host its 8th Annual Logistics and Transport Workshop in Swakopmund together with its industry-partners.
[South Africa] Bowmans to hold seminar focusing on unlocking potential on ports and logistics sector in Africa
The Ports, Terminals & Logistics Sector Group at Bowmans will hold an event entitled, “Having your stake and eating it too: Exploring Opportunities in the Ports and Logistics Sector", at the firm's Sandton offices in October this year. Interested parties are welcome to attend this event.
Multinational conglomerate General Electric has launched the GE Egypt Digital Innovation Challenge, an open innovation competition to encourage Egyptian minds to find digital solutions for some of the country's industrial challenges in healthcare, transportation, and energy.
Cab-hailing app Uber has partnered with Corporate Helicopters to tease a chopper hailing service offered by Uber.
As Ethiopia looks to railway transport to accelerate industrialization, the Ministry of Transport is readying itself with a bill that seeks to establish a regulatory body.
Kenya’s national carrier Kenya Airways has diversified its business by unveiling shuttle buses that will ferry passengers from the central business district in Nairobi to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at a cost of $10.
Payment systems agency Maxcom Africa Limited has unveiled an electronic payment system that allows commuters of Dar Rapid Transit, Udart, buses recharge their smart cards at any Malipo shops countrywide as it seeks to bolster the growing interest in the modern buses
Hundreds of taxi drivers in Nairobi affiliated to taxi hailing company Uber have taken to the streets to oppose the company’s 35 per cent reduction in fare announced last week as it looks to weather growing competition.
Zimbabwe’s taxman is harmonizing and cleaning up the motor vehicle registration process starting with recently launched investigations that seek to find out if vehicles imported between January 2014 and June this year received clearance according to the law.
More than one million trips have been made using Uber since our launch in Kenya’s capital in January 2015. Added together, that’s roughly eight million kilometers, or enough to go to the moon and back ten times.
As infrastructure development becomes the platform through which East African countries are competing in a bid to woo more investors, countries are investing heavily in modern roads, airports and ports.
DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL Group, has entered into an initial three-year Global Freight Forwarding agreement with Ambatovy, a joint venture between Sherritt International Corporation, Sumitomo Corporation and Korea Resources Corporation.
Charging to drive someone around Lagos was chiefly a cash-in-hand job before Uber launched in Nigeria two years ago. To this day, the rest of the transport industry remains largely informal, with no clarity on how much money is made and only negligible tax contributions to the state.
Africa Business Communities interviews Dutch businessman and entrepreneur Paul J. Swaak, CEO of LOGISA:
Today, Dar es Salaam becomes the 475 city to join in Uber’s growing global network. With the launch of Uber, an innovative technology platform, Dar es Salaam joins the list of smart transportation hubs in Africa.
Fish farmers in Central Kenya are benefitting from access to wider and diversified markets thanks to a transport and logistics company offering refrigerated trucks that transports the fish, becoming the farmers silver bullet against stock losses.
Accra has been named the next city to join Uber’s booming network in Africa. The economically vibrant hub is the first city in Ghana to receive the service.
United Kingdom carrier, British Airways has reiterated its commitment to the Nigerian aviation market as it remains the airline’s biggest business hub in Africa.
Kenya Airways (KQ) has delivered the second B777-300ER aircraft to Turkish Airlines (THY) and the second B787-8 to Oman Air (OMA) this week as part of sub-lease agreements with the two carriers.
Erickson Incorporated, a leading global provider of aviation services, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a five year, $13 million Blanket Purchase Agreement by the United States Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAF).
Emirates, the world’s largest international airline with an extensive network across Africa, is set to increase its free baggage allowance for customers travelling on all its flights originating from destinations across the continent.
On Wednesday March 16th, 8.30 a.m. sees the launch of the CILT Namibia Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport branch, at the Country Club Hotel, Windhoek.
Germany’s automaker will construct a plant in Algeria with a capacity of 100,000 cars a year at a cost of 170 million euros (Dh1.3 billion), a newspaper in the North African Arab country reported on Wednesday
Mauritian Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth on Wednesday indicated that a historical agreement has been signed between Mauritius and Changi Airport in Singapore for the establishment of an air corridor between Asia and Africa using Mauritius and Singapore as hubs.
SWIFTLY, the world’s first class collaborative shipping platform has been launched in Ghana to boost cargo and package delivery activities.
Just four months after the opening of the first Regional Center for Commercial Vehicles in Dubai, Daimler Trucks is driving on with the continued regionalization of its sales and service organization for important emerging markets.
African countries will face significant but surmountable challenges as the air transport sector doubles its passenger and flight volumes over the next 15 years
Travelstart Raises $US40 Million to Extend Market Leadership and Capture Africa’s Dollar Online Travel Market
Travelstart, the South African-based Online Travel Agency (OTA) with offices throughout Africa and subsidiaries in the Middle East and Turkey, today announced a US$40 million funding from Amadeus Capital Partners, the global technology investor.
A high-profile Chinese delegation representing the Asian nation’s Ministry of Trade and the Xiamen Golden Dragon Bus Co. has left Mozambique after a week-long visit t look into the possibility of a partnership in public transport,
fastjet has announced that its newest international routes will be from Harare and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe to Johannesburg, South Africa.
Goldstar Airlines, a private Ghanaian airline company, is to roll out a training programme for its cabin crew workers after a recruitment exercise, which would field mostly suitably qualified Ghanaians.
fastjet’s inaugural flights from Dar es Salaam to Nairobi, Kilimanjaro to Nairobi, and Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar all took off on Monday 11 January 2016, marking an important milestone in fastjet's international and domestic route expansion.
UAE’s national railway developer Etihad Rail has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ceva Logistics to offer a cost-effective and reliable mode of transport to one of the world’s leading supply chain management companies.
The Ministry of Transport has earmarked N258m for the construction of a new terminal for private jet operations at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA, Abuja.
Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it has started new services to Durban, the 3rd destination in South Africa after Johannesburg and Cape Town on December 16, 2015 as per the following schedule.
Emirates, the world’s largest international airline announced three new weekly flights between Dubai and Cairo, commencing on 1st January 2016.
Air Seychelles and Alitalia offer more travel options from Italy to Seychelles with major codeshare expansion
Alitalia, Italy’s leading carrier, and Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, have enhanced their codeshare agreement to provide Italian air travellers with unprecedented access to Seychelles.
Air Seychelles has launched Personal Shopper, a new service that enables residents of Seychelles to conveniently source and send items from South Africa to Seychelles.
Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a three year, $6.5M Blanket Purchase Agreement by the United States African Command (USAFRICOM).
AfDB and Egyptian Government sign USD 50-million loan for Sharm El-Sheikh Airport Development Project
The African Development Bank and the Government of Egypt, on Saturday, October 10 in Lima, Peru, signed the loan agreement for USD 50 million from the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), a USD 2 billion Special Fund provided by China and managed by the Bank to co-finance Bank operations.
The IMF said in a statement that the east African nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was estimated to have grown by 6.5 percent in the first quarter of 2015, with strong performance recorded in transport, electricity generation, information, communication and financial services.
Raúl Hernández is General Manager of logistics services company, Marine Logistics Antares, located in Equatorial Guinea. His interview with Africa Business Communities:
Arik Air, Nigeria and West Africa’s largest carrier, is resuming flight services to Monrovia, Liberia from October 5, 2015.
The leaders of the major Global Travel and Tourism associations have welcomed the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The first in Sub Saharan Africa, Ethiopia's electrified modern urban train made history joining the few African capitals with urban train facilities.
EgyptAir is to add an extra daily flight to Dubai during winter schedule from October.
One new start-up airline featured in the listings at the World Routes Forum in Durban, South Africa this week – and it is set to begin operations in West Africa.
Lekki Free Trade Zone (LTZ), Medical Park, Transportation, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Power, Shopping Mall, Power generation, International Airport, among others have been identified as some of the immediate key investment opportunity areas available in Lagos State for investors to tap into.
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS), in cooperation with Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe GmbH and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Africa (Pty) Ltd., group companies of MHPS, has completed installation and delivery of the first boiler to be supplied to the Medupi Power Station(1) of Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd
Mike Doria Saya has a decade’s worth experience in international trasnsportation, freight, sales and shipments. He is currently CEO of Saya Montcuit Group and General Manager of Global Cargo Line. His interview with Africa Business Communities:
Multi-award winning low cost airline Mango has announced today that the airline will participate in the Rand Air Show on Sunday 23 August 2015 at Rand Airport.
Air Seychelles and NIKI are now offering passengers new travel options following the agreement to codeshare on flights between Vienna and Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi and Mahé, and on services between the two biggest islands in Seychelles, Mahé and Praslin.
The African Union of Public Transport (UATP) announced today that it will hold a workshop on the best practices in public transport. The event will take place in Cape Town from 20 to 22 October 2015.
Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM), has started operating on a daily basis, its Boeing 777-200, between Accra and Amsterdam, with a fully renovated cabin interior in both World Business Class and Economy Class.
Qatar Airways is continuing its rapid growth across Africa and the Indian Sub-Continent with an increase in flight frequencies to Asmara, Eritrea, and to Dhaka, Bangladesh.
British Airways Ghana has launched new and exciting on-board menus from Accra to London incorporating regional flair of both destinations.
Mastercard announced today that more travelers around the world will be able to check out quickly and securely now that several new transit and travel retailers are offering MasterPass.
Emirates airline will connect Bamako, the capital and largest city of Mali, to its global network from 25th October 2015.
Louis Berger, as part of a consortium led by NTUInternational A/S, has been hired to support the development of the transportation sector in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (A.C.P.) Group of States, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa.
German automaker, Volkswagen Automobile Group, has resumed vehicle assembling in Nigeria 20 years after suspending operations in the country following the collapse of its joint venture with the Federal Government.
Air Seychelles has expanded its network reach in North Africa by adding Cairo to its codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has announced that it began local production of the Accord sedan on July 10, 2015 in Nigeria, West Africa, where the automobile market is expected to expand in the future.
Etihad Cargo, the freight business of United Arab Emirates (UAE) flag carrier Etihad Airways, has increased its freighter services to Africa with the launch of a cargo only service from Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Maya Maya Airport, Brazzaville (BZV), in the Republic of Congo.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for governments, safety regulators and industry to take action to drive aviation connectivity and infrastructure development in Africa for the economic and social development of the continent.
Kenya Airways has been recognized as the Best Business Class in this year Africa World Travel Award, for the third year running.
ECAir, Equatorial Congo Airlines, the national airline of the Republic of the Congo, headed by Fatima Beyina-Moussa, who is also President of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), took part in the Planète PME trade fair at Palais d’Iena in Paris on 17 and 18 June.
fastjet is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to dispose of its interest held by the Company and fastjet Air Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of fastjet, in airline Fly540 Ghana Limited (Fly540 Ghana), the loss-making investment it had previously acquired from Lonrho Aviation in July 2012.
AAR a world leader in airframe maintenance and supply chain solutions, and South African Airways Technical (SAAT), the maintenance division for the leading airline in Africa
South African Airways (SAA),Africa's most awarded airline, has been named "Best Airline in Africa" by Skytrax for the thirteenth consecutive year.
Air Seychelles has expanded its network reach into India by adding Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Kolkata to its codeshare agreement with Jet Airways.
Emirates, a global connector of people and places, is set to upgrade its services to Uganda with the deployment of larger Boeing 777-200LR on the daily Dubai to Entebbe route from Oct. 1.
UAE national carrier Etihad Airways has appointed Toyin Alaran as its new general manager for Uganda, following the launch of its new services between Entebbe and Abu Dhabi in May.
Tunisia’s Minister of Transport, Mahmoud Ben Romdhane made a visit to Toulouse today to witness Tunisia’s national airline, Tunisair, taking delivery of its first A330-200.
ASKY has today announced that it has reached the milestone of 2 million passengers transported on its flights since commencing operations in 2010. ASKY currently operates over 150 flights and covers 22 cities in 19 countries across West and Central Africa.
The leaders of Djibouti and Ethiopia will oversee the completion of a railway linking their two capitals on Thursday, with the ambition that the link might eventually extend across the continent to West Africa.
The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has signed a commitment agreement of US$15m to the Pembani Remgro Infrastructure Fund (PRIF).
Dubai-based flydubai’s inaugural flight to Hargeisa landed today at Hargeisa Egal International Airport marking the launch of a direct four times weekly service to Hargeisa.