The East African Community (EAC) Partner States have adopted the EAC Regional Electronic Cargo and Drivers Tracking System that will be hosted at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a set of guidelines to help tourism sector emerge stronger and more sustainably from COVID-19.
The Covid-19 pandemic has set in motion the largest drop in global energy investment in history, with spending expected to plunge in every major sector this year from fossil fuels to renewables and efficiency, the IEA said in a new report.
A Fugro vessel heading from the Netherlands to South Africa has made a 10-day detour to support Ifremer, the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea, in monitoring a giant active underwater volcano off the east coast of Africa.
South African Airways (SAA) is currently retaining its domestic schedule between Johannesburg and Cape Town, with effect from mid-June 2020.
Driving Licensing Testing Centres, registering authorities, vehicle testing stations and driving schools in South Africa will resume their services with effect from 1 June.
COMESA convened a virtual meeting to approve a harmonized set of regional guidelines developed to facilitate movement of goods and services across the region during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has imposed a 13-month debarment on Entreprise de Travaux et d’Etudes de Projets (ETEP) SA, a civil engineering company registered in Tunisia, for engaging in sanctionable practices in Mali and Guinea.
SentinelOne announced that the Automobile Association (AA) of South Africa (AASA) has rolled out its AI-powered technology to replace legacy endpoint antivirus and successfully identify and defeat cyber attacks with zero dwell time.
New research from the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) shows that 100% of global destinations continue to have restrictions on travel in place, and 72% have completely closed their borders to international tourism.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a 22% fall in international tourist arrivals during the first quarter of 2020, the latest data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) shows.
South African Airways (SAA) has reassured its customers and stakeholders that it will continue to operate repatriation and cargo flights during the month of May and beyond.
Oceanteam announced the completion of Bourbon Oceanteam 101 charter agreement in Angola.
International air transport and tourism bodies launch appeal to support African travel, tourism sector
Five international air transport and tourism bodies have launched an appeal to international financial institutions, country development partners and international donors to support Africa’s Travel & Tourism sector.
The African Development Bank has approved grants worth €40.94 million for the construction of a bridge to connect Cameroon and Chad across the Logone river.
The High Court sitting in Nakuru ordered Rayan Logistics Limited, a transporter, to pay KRA Kshs.3, 954,673 in respect of export petroleum products that was consumed in Kenya.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for March 2020 showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) dived 52.9% compared to the year-ago period.
IRU calls on wide-ranging support for road transport industry to drive global COVID-19 recovery efforts
Amidst an increasingly bleak global economic outlook, IRU is calling on governments to ramp up efforts to support road transport operators so they can drive broader financial and social recovery.
The African Development Bank approved an additional funding of € 12.33 million in favor of the ECOWAS Commission to cover part of the costs related to the study of the Abidjan – Lagos motorway corridor development project.
The global economic shock of the COVID-19 pandemic has driven most commodity prices down and is expected to result in substantially lower prices over 2020, the World Bank said in its April Commodity Markets Outlook.
Road and air transport have borne the brunt of the Coronavirus impact as countries put stringent measures to stop the spread of the pandemic.
The African Development Bank and SA Taxi signed a $100 million loan agreement to support the firm’s growing strategy to empower taxi operators with limited access to finance from traditional financiers.
Ethiopian Airlines completed the flight and delivery of the second round shipments of life saving medical supplies to fight COVID-19 donated by Jack Ma to all African countries.
Ethiopian has been deploying its massive cargo capacity to facilitate the flow of essential cargo such as medical supplies wherever they are needed, in response to the growing demand for air cargo services following the spread of COVID- 19.
The OPEC Fund for International Development has approved more than US$390 million of new funding to support operations in developing countries across the globe.
South Africans have been generally more observant of lockdown rules than their peers in countries such as the US and UK, car-usage data from Standard Bank Insurance suggests.
First UN solidarity flight to depart Addis Ababa carrying vital COVID-19 medical supplies to all African Nations
The first United Nations “Solidarity Flight” is scheduled to leave Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to transport vital medical cargo to all countries in Africa, where supplies are desperately needed to contain the spread of COVID-19.
GreenTec Capital has invested in Kenya’s Amitruck, an innovative mobile and web based trucking logistics platform that brings together cargo owners and transporters for their mutual benefit.
The Cargo division of South African Airways, SAA Cargo, has for the first time in its history operated a passenger aircraft for a pure cargo uplift.
Securing our food supply has emerged as an imperative in the current global pandemic, prompting Kenya government’s announcements of measures to prioritize the supply of food.
Following the national lockdown in South Africa, representatives of several governments have engaged with the joint BRPs of SAA to consider having the national carrier provide safe passage of their citizens to their home countries.
Safaricom has rolled out a partnership with public transport sector players to accept cashless payments through M-PESA in the ongoing battle to combat the spread of the Coronavirus.
Unions for urban transport workers in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia have joined forces at a workshop in Tunis to discuss how to working together under the Our Public Transport programme.