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International Road Transport Organisation (IRU) Media Prize awarded to journalist Mike King from Breakbulk, USA

Mike King is a multi-award-winning journalist, as well as a shipping and logistics consultant

International Road Transport Organisation (IRU) (www.IRU.org), the world road transport organisation today announces the winner of the 2018 IRU Media Prize on the future of transport and trade. The IRU Media Prize celebrates the significant contribution of journalists to current debate within the transport sector, and coincides with the upcoming IRU…

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    • Ope Olanrewaju Kennie-O Cold Chain Logistics holds the Grand Prize trophy for the SUN Pitch Competition presented to him by Jonathan Tench Senior Manager SUN Business Network, GAIN in Nairobi on 17 October
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Kennie-O Cold Chain Logistics from Nigeria Crowned Champion of Africa’s First Scaling Up Nutrition Pitch Competition

Kennie-O Cold Chain Logistics was established in 2014 to provide reliable cold chain solutions for Nigeria’s food industry, thereby reducing post-harvest losses

A Nigerian business is celebrating after winning a competition involving some of the continent’s most exciting enterprises working to improve access to nutritious foods. Kennie-O Cold Chain Logistics from Kwarah State was crowned champion of the first Africa edition of the Scaling Up Nutrition Pitch Competition held at the Nutrition…

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Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) partners Dangote Refinery on local content implementation

Content Board lauds Dangote Refinery on local content ...expresses readiness for partnership

Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has praised the management of Dangote (www.Dangote.com) Petroleum Refinery and Petrochemical Free Trade Zone Enterprises (DPRP) over its adherence to the local content law in the execution of its projects and declared its intention to further partner with it for effective implementation of the Local Content policy…

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How a wolf in sheep’s clothing kidnapped Angola

Angola is a country in debt. At least $18 billion is being owed to Chinese

With projected debts of over $70 billion, about 70% of the national GDP, and an inflation rate of 24.75% as well as an unemployment level of 25%, the resource rich but heavily indebted Angola has decided to spend even more. The country would be spending $198 million to modernize its…

International Road Transport Organisation (IRU)
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Pakistan launches first outbound Transports Internationaux Routiers (TIR) transport

The first Pakistan Transports Internationaux Routiers (TIR) transport leaves Karachi today, bound for Kabul via Peshawar and Jalalabad

IRU (www.IRU.org) member, PNC-ICC, issued the first TIR carnet this week to Pakistani transport operator, TCS Logistics, ahead of the departure today, which is marked by a ceremony in Karachi. Today’s launch follows recent meetings in Istanbul between Afghanistan and Pakistan – where TIR was highlighted as the customs standard…

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International Road Transport Union (IRU) announces finalists for the 2018 IRU Media Prize on the future of transport and trade

Three journalists have been selected as finalists for the 2018 IRU Media Prize on the future of transport and trade

The IRU (www.IRU.org) Media Prize celebrates significant contributions from the media to the transport sector debate, to coincide with its World Congress in Oman, 6-8 November 2018. This year’s honour is around the theme of “the future of transport and trade”. Tying in with the World Congress focus on “innovation…

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DHL Express scoops coveted Top Employer Intercontinental Award

To be certified as a Top Employer in Africa, a company needs to operate in four or more countries and have exceptional employee conditions

DHL Express (http://www.DHL.com) has been recognised as a Top Employer in Africa for the fifth consecutive year, at the prestigious Top Employer Africa 2019 certification ceremony, held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg on Thursday, 4 October 2018.   Paul Clegg, VP Human Resources for DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa, said that…

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UAE runs first intermodal transport under TIR

First ever intermodal TIR operation between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the EU is launched today, with a container leaving the UAE bound for Europe under a single customs transit document and a single guarantee

The United Arab Emirates is an important trade hub with a robust economy. TIR (www.atcuae.ae/tir-system/) offers huge potential for improving transit connectivity between ports and borders with free zones and integrating them into the global logistics chain. The UAE’s strongest trading partners are India and China – both part of…

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The Need for Apparel Manufacturers in Kenya and South Africa to become super vendors

Threadsol has the opportunity to help in raising the share of this industry by providing better processes for manufacturers

After marking its presence in 15 countries, ThreadSol (www.ThreadSol.com) is all set to explore the African apparel industry to transform manufacturers to super vendors. This move comes at a time where the   president of Kenya has decided to dedicate his energy in achieving the big four agenda as a way…

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South Africa: President’s coordinating council endorses action in Education, Health and Infrastructure

The meeting received reports on the state of health and education in the nine provinces by Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi and Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga respectively

Government at the national and provincial level has prioritised a set of interventions to improve education, health and the provision of social infrastructure, supported by measures to enhance human resource and financial management. This was agreed at a special meeting in Pretoria today of the President’s Coordinating Council which was…