First Car Rental advances the future of South African car hire. First Car Rental is first-to-market with self-service car hire GAUTENG, JOHANNESBURG, 21 NOVEMBER 2018 - If you are renting a car this summer, don't forget to pack your patience, unless of course, you are hiring from First Car Rental, who this week, launched South Africa’s first ever Car Hire Self-Service at major branches across the country. Says Melissa Nortje, Executive Head of Strategy, Development & Marketing at First Car Rental, “Our new self-service car hire, available at our major branches, is fast, efficient, convenient and paperless. Complete your renter profile at the branch, thereafter, it’s your new way of life! Book online, go straight to a self-service touchscreen, choose the car you want, sign on the screen and you are checked out, all in under 30 seconds.” Self-Service has been piloted at OR Tambo for the past 4 months with select methods of payment and is now ready for all market segments. Over the past 18 years, tech-savvy First Car Rental has led from the front in developing an impressive set of ‘first mobility’ facilities and software programmes in the car rental industry. Being first-to-market typically enables a company to establish strong brand recognition and customer loyalty (before competitors enter the arena), as was experienced when First Car Rental launched their first-in-world, first-in-market, Show&Go Corporate Facilities at their airport branches in 2011. This showstopper technology is popular with corporate travellers, and for good reason, as it ticks all the boxes that frequent flyers would want and benefit from. It entails companies opening an account with First Car Rental, then ‘mobile-readying’ their key staff who travel. These staff are then issued a tiered Show&Go card, and never step foot in a branch again. They step off the plane, walk a predetermined route to the Show&Go car park, where an agent is waiting with a tablet. No . . .
The people of Randburg are set to reap the yummy goodness of a 24-hour Woolworths Foodstop and Krispy Kreme which has been added to the recently upgraded Engen Fairlands Convenience Centre. Engen partnered with Krispy Kreme earlier this year, offering fresh doughnuts on-the-go, at select Engen’s across the country to satisfy customer’s sweet cravings at all times of the day and night. Engen Fairlands Convenience Centre is located on the Corner of Beyers Naude Drive and Wilson Street, Fairland, Randburg. The new-look site was officially opened on 25 October, 2018. Customers can also enjoy a diverse range of convenience services including an Engen Quickshop, Wimpy and Corner Bakery. The 6-pump site offers customer’s quality fuels such as Engen Primax Unleaded and Engen Dynamic Diesel 50ppm with ease of access and service for heavy-duty vehicles and trucks. The owner of Engen Fairlands Convenience Centre, Dr Haroon Gutta is extremely excited to add the Woolworths Foodstop and Krispy Kreme to their bouquet of convenience offerings, which all operate 24/7. “We are very proud of our association with Engen and extremely excited to partner with Woolworths Foodstop and Krispy Kreme. Our customers are really looking forward to these new offerings. Our Site is positioned along the Gautrain route which serves both passing commuters in transit and our many regular local residents,” adds Dr Gutta. Says Engen’s Head of Retail, Seelan Naidoo: “Engen is very excited to see our network flourishing. Convenience and customer service remain key determinants of success in our industry. “We wish our dealer Dr Gutta and his team every success.” CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Global telematics leader continues to exceed expectations across all key operating metrics. Boca Raton, FL – November 1, 2018 – MiX Telematics (NYSE: MIXT, JSE:MIX), a global leader of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, today announced financial results for its second quarter and first half of fiscal 2019, which ended on September 30, 2018. Central to the continued growth trend is the addition of over 22,000 net subscribers during the second quarter, taking the total, global subscriber base to over 714,000. Subscription revenue grew over 18% year over year and adjusted EBITDA margin reached over 30% in the quarter. This was the ninth consecutive quarter of year over year adjusted EBITDA margin improvement, a key objective for the group. “MiX reported a very strong quarter, highlighted by our ability to exceed expectations across all key operating metrics.” said Stefan Joselowitz, Chief Executive Officer of MiX Telematics. “We remain well positioned to maintain this momentum for the second half of fiscal 2019 and beyond given the strong and growing pipeline of opportunities worldwide.” “I’d like to thank our teams that have delivered these great results. There’s no doubt that our customers around the world are benefitting from our broad product portfolio and the great service we provide” concludes Joselowitz. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is exploring options to introduce a helicopter service at its Port of Cape Town to assist with operations during major swells and to increase the availability of service during stormy conditions. Cape Town has been plagued recently by weather related disruptions and high swell conditions. This has at times impacted on port operations and the use of pilot boats to transfer marine pilots onto and off vessels. Physical testing of the marine helicopter operation took place between 28 September and 5 October at the port using a helicopter that services the Port of Durban. Port of Cape Town Harbour Master, Captain Alex Miya, who recently transferred from the Port of Durban, said: “Richards Bay and Durban are the only ports in TNPA’s complementary port system which use helicopters to transfer marine pilots. Our recent successful test exercise indicated that this is a viable service to offer at the Port of Cape Town.” At a recent customer forum in Cape Town, TNPA Chief Operating Officer Nozipho Mdawe said a fully-fledged feasibility study is being undertaken and TNPA will be engaging with customers to determine the best approach. “The process includes engaging with major customers to establish their level of interest and to test whether the service cost would be acceptable. We are also debating whether the service should be shared between the Western Cape ports or dedicated to one port,” she said. Mdawe said two options are being explored. The first involves stationing one of the existing TNPA helicopters in Cape Town to service the Western Cape ports, while the second entails partnering with a private helicopter company to render the service as and when swell conditions dictate or when there are insufficient pilot boats to meet the number of vessel calls. TNPA has an existing fleet of three AgustaWestland (AW 109) helicopters to service the Ports of Durban and Richards Bay but through its Fleet Replacement . . .
In keeping with its vision of redefining the way shipping is done, Fastvan has launched an end-to-end on-demand SaaS platform to solve the delay, middleman and paperwork problems that come with traditional shipping. There has been a growing uptick of interest in the digitalization of the logistics sector in recent times, and Fastvan is responding innovatively with the inclusion of a fully automated approach to logistics. Fastvan is the leading all in one logistics platform for enterprises, with customers in multiple countries including some of the world's best-known brands please do look at www.fastvan.com . Our highly flexible yet powerful solution enables not only Logistic companies but Enterprises/FMCG/SME’s/Retail in multiple industries to quickly streamline the way they deliver goods and services, creating both operational efficiency and the optimal experience for their entire shipping ecosystem - from single or multiple Warehouses/Retail/DC’s to the field and all the way to the customer. Fastvan open platform is simple white label SaaS based platform easy to implement, use and manage through its different modules - web-based applications for dispatch and administration with TMS and SCM functionalities, branded mobile apps for drivers, and a branded mobile and web application experience for customers. It is highly scalable and can be used to easily customize the solution to fit our customers' needs and to integrate it across their existing systems. Enterprises and logistics service providers can now modernize their delivery infrastructure in multiple countries in multiple currencies and improve their operational efficiency from the management team at HQ or DC through the in-store and warehouse/distribution center operations teams, and all the way to the drivers and end-customers. The platform also offers warehousing solutions to help optimize and manage warehouses and inventories. From staging the warehouse for pickup through scanning and printing . . .
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With the price of petrol breaking the R16 per litre barrier in August and likely to stay there for the foreseeable future, South Africans are feeling the pinch. The average price of fuel increased by between 23 and 26 cents for a litre of petrol, and between 24 and 26 cents for a litre of diesel. Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire (Bakwena) commercial manager, Liam Clarke, says while the increase in fuel prices is a blow for South Africans, there are ways they can reduce the impact of the higher prices. “Our driving habits are a large determinant to the amount of fuel consumed. If we can find ways to adapt our driving behaviour, we can reduce our fuel costs significantly.” According to the Department of Energy in the United States, smart driving can increase fuel economy by as much as 40%. This means a vehicle that normally gets 650 km per tank could get more than 900km per tank, translating into meaningful savings for consumers. So, how can the average consumer reduce his or her fuel consumption? Clarke has identified several fuel-saving tips to ensure motorists spend less money at the fuel pump and – as a bonus – enjoy a considerably safer driving experience. Reduce speed Clarke says small changes in driving style can save fuel. “High speeds can translate into higher fuel consumption. Motorists can save up to 25% on fuel if they travel at more moderate speeds. Speeding can also lead to abrupt lane changing or accelerating and braking harshly. “Not only is this a more dangerous way to drive, it increases fuel consumption and wear and tear on the vehicle. Drivers should drive more cautiously, keep safe following distances and only accelerate or brake suddenly to get out of potentially dangerous situations”. Get wheel-savvy If tyres are not inflated properly or wheels are out of alignment, this can lead to greater fuel consumption as well as increased wear and tear on tyres. Tyre pressure should be checked at least once a month and wheel . . .
PDT wins Hypervsn™ partner status and rights to bring 3D holographic technology to South Africa. [Johannesburg, 04 July 2018] – Hypervsn™ (by Kino-mo) is a cutting-edge visual solution for creating, managing and displaying unique 3D video content with holographic effect. “Hypervsn™ is a cutting-edge visual solution for creating, managing and displaying unique 3D video content,” says Cornel van Lingen, PDT CEO. “We are always looking at new technologies and solutions that deliver that “wow” factor in terms of campaign capabilities, usability and practical applications. Partnering with Kino-mo is a logical (and exciting) step forward, helping us deliver on our brand promise to support client ambitions through cutting-edge innovations.” About Kino-mo’s Hypervsn™ solution Kino-mo is an award-winning British company developing hi-tech visual solutions. The company is backed by Sir Richard Branson and Mark Cuban, with its Hypervsn™ solution receiving an array of awards including Top 3 British Innovations of the Year. Over and above the obvious benefits to businesses in the retail and entertainment industries, Kino-mo’s Hypervsn™ technology offers practical applications for Education, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Automotive industries. The company was named among World’s 10 Most Impressive Technologies by Mashable and USA Today. PDTs Partner Status In order to qualify as a Hypervsn™ partner, PDT had to provide evidence of proven ability to deliver on a host of technical and operational competencies. “Kino-mo is strongly committed to launch Hypervsn™ technology and grow its footprint in South Africa,” says Kino-mo Co-founder, Art Stavenka. “We are thrilled that PDT will be bringing their profound experience and leadership to our global partnership network.” Commenting on the partnership, PDT Hypervsn™ Product Owner, John Paul Higgins said; “Over our 15 plus years’ existence we have seen many technologies come and go, we believe Kino-mo is . . .
Earlier this year, it was widely reported that Zambia had passed a statutory ruling which instructed firms (affecting mostly Mining), to transport at least 30% of their heavy and bulk freight volumes by rail. To place this into perspective, it is estimated that only 5% of the total freight moved in Zambia occurs via rail, the remaining 95% is transported by road. The announcement came as a shock to many, with much criticism on the practical execution. The Zambian Chamber of Mines was among the most vocal critics, re-affirmed by the concerns of many other bulk traders, calling the move “retrogressive” and “unworkable”. Given that Zambia is largely a commodity driven economy, the “penalty” on bulk commodities is considered contrarian to growth. Furthermore, the Chamber’s negative assertions about the bill were based on notions that Zambia’s rail infrastructure is sub-par, inaccessible, unreliable, unscheduled and, therefore, is unfit to absorb greater market share of the freight transportation volumes. With innovation and growth, many industries have moved away from traditional “old-school” ways of work. Rail is definitely one of the oldest modes around, and many do not view it in a good light. We need convenience, instant “on-demand” offerings with quick turnarounds. These “needs” have fueled (excuse the pun) the growth of road freight to the detriment of rail over the years, with a self-fulfilling prophecy. As more freight opted for road, systematically rail freight reduced. With this conversion, lower utilization of rail networks led to lower income and rail operators (mostly government owned and operated) were unable to reinvest, rehabilitate or enhance networks in many instances (amongst other excuses). As budgets got tighter operators also increased rail tariffs (against economic competitive logic), which of course, further threatened freight away from rail. This conundrum added with poor service delivery, has marred the African rail industry with a . . .
In the world of logistics there are those who provide transport, and those who have goods to transport. Goload is the magic ingredient that brings the two together. Goload is an online platform that connects customers with expert transporters. Think of it as an online marketplace where transporters outbid each other for your load, using our innovative reverse auction bidding system. This could save customers up to 65% on transport costs. By giving transporters a load both ways, they save on unnecessary fuel costs, and also help to reduce net emissions. Clearly, efficiency is good both for profit and for the planet. Goload’s founder and CEO, Derek Townsend, has worked in the logistics industry since the early 90s. The experience he amassed while working for many freight and courier companies has given him a unique insights into the shortcomings of the industry. One of his first ventures was to connect independent transporters, such as owner-drivers, with companies as outsourced transport partners. While this filled a much-needed gap in the market, it was still very hard for general public to access reliable transporters without having to complete complicated credit applications and contracts. The only viable option up to now has been to scour classified ads and ask friends and acquaintances for recommendations. Goload was born to make quality transport much more accessible and user-friendly for everyone. “Goload was established with a mission to become the PRIMARY networking platform to the transport industry by empowering customers and transport providers to connect in a safe and neutral environment. Throughout the history of business, people have used data to make informed decisions. Goload endeavours to provide the most ACTIONABLE platform with insight, data and a source of valuable information for both our customers and transport service providers. Oh! And did I mention we on a mission to help eliminate CO2 emissions, one exhaust fume at a time.” - . . .