SATC 2017: Freight and Logistics Session Highlights

SATC 2017 kicks-off on 10 July

The Freight and Logistics session at SATC 2017 covers a wide range of topics relevant to freight transportation and logistics in Southern Africa and Africa.

SATC 2017 takes place from 10 – 13 July 2017 at the CSIR in Pretoria.

The first presentation of the session will provide insights into the development of the Road Transport Management System (RTMS) and how it is perceived and experienced by various stakeholders in the South African road freight transport industry.

Focusing more on managing the environmental impact of road freight transport, the second presentation investigates the viability of the use of Ultra-capacitor Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems to reduce the fuel consumption and emissions generated by road freight transport vehicles.

The third presentation of the session investigates the application of a road corridor simulation to evaluate the impact of various improvement strategies focussed toward road freight vehicle overload management.

Thereafter, the progress, impact and way forward of the Smart Truck Pilot Project (a subset of the RTMS) are to be investigated in the fourth presentation.

The last two presentations of the session adopt more holistic views of freight transportation in Southern Africa (and Africa) and identify ways in which competitiveness and intra-Africa trade can be improved and facilitated.

Session 1D – Freight and Logistics

Chair: Mr Michael Roux, CSIR

11:00 – 11:30: Perceptions of the Road Transport Management System (RTMS): Promoting voluntary certification – A Kamdar, KDG logistics, F Kienhöfer and B Emwanu, University of the Witwatersrand, G Heyns, University of Johannesburg and Dr P Nordengen, CSIR Built Environment.

11:30 – 12:00: Ultra-capacitor Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems in road transport vehicles. Is it a viable retrofit option for fuel consumption and Co2 emissions reduction? – A Kamdar, KDG logistics.

12:00 – 12:30: A pragmatic approach to evaluating optimisation strategies in road freight transportation – P Lusanga and AJ Hoffman, North West University.

12:30 – 13:00: Discussion

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 14:30: Investigation into the Smart Truck Pilot Project: Progress made and the way forward – A Steenkamp, P Nordengen, R Berman and l Kemp, CSIR Built Environment.

14:30 – 15:00: Deriving pragmatic experiences from China ports that are central in building capacity to attract mega vessels: The case of Durban port – B Mdlankomo, Cross-border Road Transport Agency.

15:00 – 15:30: Refreshments

15:30 – 16:00: Improving the competitiveness of companies in South Africa through logistics and supply chain management – G de Villiers, Arup.

16:00 – 16:30: Enhancing intra-Africa trade. The need to go beyond hard infrastructure investment, border management reform and customs processes enhancement – E Chibira, Cross-border Road Transport Agency and H Moyana, Road Traffic Management Corporation.

16:30 – 17:00: Discussion

17:00 – 18:30: Cocktail party

18:30: Bus departs for selected hotels

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