What is Blockchain and why should we care?

April 25, 2017 9:37 am Published by

While blockchain has been around for nearly 10 years, and is most widely known as the technology behind the popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin, it is evolving into something far greater these days. More and more industries are finding new ways to apply the technology, namely retail and supply chain markets. We... Read More...

Drones – to deliver or not?

April 20, 2017 9:48 am Published by

In December, viewers were glued to their screens as an elderly man awaited the arrival of an Amazon delivery. This, though, was no ordinary delivery. For the retail giant, it was the first of a kind: Amazon’s foray into unmanned aerial vehicles (UVAs), or drones to you and me, had... Read More...

2017 – the year of the agile small forwarder?

April 10, 2017 3:38 pm Published by

AS we step into the era of Trump, Martin Dixon, Director – Head of Research Products at Drewry, has told independent forwarders to look out for niche opportunities and the chance to poach customers away from larger organisations as M&A activity in the forwarding world looks set to continue. By... Read More...

eAWB not as pressing a priority as IATA hopes

January 27, 2017 1:57 pm Published by

ELECTRONIC airway bills (eAWBs) may be the future but at the current rate of adoption that future is a long way off. Devised and pushed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the eAWB was expected to tear airfreight from the 1080’s and into the 21st century. Whether through arrogance,... Read More...

With Uber Freight Not Just Truck Drivers’ Jobs at Risk

January 20, 2017 12:01 pm Published by

The bane of taxi drivers everywhere is now taking on logistics At the end of December, Uber debuted its newest venture, Uber Freight, its foray into the un-sexy yet lucrative world of logistics. Many saw Uber’s entry into freight as a death knell for trucking companies, as Uber is looking... Read More...

No gain without pain

January 10, 2017 11:51 am Published by

2016 will be remembered in liner shipping as a year of unprecedented consolidation and the biggest ocean carrier bankruptcy for 30 years. Key container line names such as APL, China Shipping, ‘K’Line, MOL, NYK and UASC will eventually disappear into their new organisations; the brands consigned to the history books... Read More...

The end of an era – Boeing looks to stop 747 production

October 28, 2016 12:40 pm Published by

THE curtain seems poised to fall on an era that began more than four decades ago. The B747, Boeing’s iconic flagship since 1969, is edging ever closer to the exit. For the first time the plane maker itself has admitted that the end may be near.   For the long... Read More...

Supply Chain Trends

May 13, 2015 6:55 pm Published by

Financial ambiguity, climate change, exponential developments in technology, social media, big data, cloud based computing, outsourcing, more power for customers, growing complexity and unpredictable sales. Similarly, how great will the impact of the financial crisis be? There are plenty of challenges that apply pressure on supply chain execution. According to... Read More...

2015 BBBEE Verification

May 11, 2015 8:17 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

At Blue Core Logistics, we believe that empowerment should form a fundamental part of our business strategy and development. Empowerment is not about giving away or receiving free shares in a business just to meet statutory requirements. Rather, it is a tool for progress and sustainability that every South African... Read More...

Why Outsource HR?

April 29, 2015 4:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The case for outsourcing human resources is growing more compelling by the day as businesses come under increasing pressure to cut costs. When looking at the bigger picture, outsourcing HR – or even merely an aspect thereof – has more than financial benefits. Here are a few of the more... Read More...