Category:Featured April 2014

The whole nine (ship) yards
April 1, 2014

The whole nine (ship) yards

Africa has a booming maritime industry. More than 90 percent of the continent’s trade is conducted by sea and it boasts 100 plus ports,...

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SA rail transport: on the fast track?
April 1, 2014

SA rail transport: on the fast track?

Road or rail? The debate has been raging on for quite some time, with both sides offering numerous (valid) pros and cons. FOCUS takes...

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Seeing the forest for the trees
April 1, 2014

Seeing the forest for the trees

The timber transport industry is well-known for its extreme operating conditions, payload challenges and superb truck drivers … JACO DE KLERK speaks to Brian...

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Chaining emissions down
April 1, 2014

Chaining emissions down

Our planet has shrunk, with goods moving across earth’s surface daily by truck, which means a higher concentration of greenhouse gases. FOCUS digs deep...

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Tyres for Africa
April 1, 2014

Tyres for Africa

The fifth edition of Tyrexpo Africa has come and gone. It was held at the Sandton Convention Centre from March 4 to 6. Visitors...

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From mielies to a massive trade fair
April 1, 2014

From mielies to a massive trade fair

Grain SA’s Nampo Harvest Day has grown exponentially. From humble beginnings it has become an international “must see” event … We take a look...

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To the moon and back, twice
April 1, 2014

To the moon and back, twice

Both Iveco and its customers are proving that the Daily light and medium product range is built to handle all that Africa can throw...

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The show must go on
April 1, 2014

The show must go on

By the time you read this, Truck Test 2014 will be on the road; despite the sad passing of the event’s convenor, Fritz Hellberg.

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A thoroughbred by name and performance
April 1, 2014

A thoroughbred by name and performance

Cantering, nay, galloping into the arena for Truck Test 2014, is Fuso’s Canter FE 7-136 (4×2) turbo-powered unit. The versatile workhorse is the answer...

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A silver lining?
April 1, 2014

A silver lining?

The transport industry can breathe a little easier as the proposed carbon tax has been postponed by one year … But is this only...

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