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Bolt launches Operation in Port Harcourt

Bolt (formerly Taxify), the leading on-demand transportation network platform in Africa, has launched operations in Port Harcourt. The expansion brings Bolt’s cities in Nigeria to a total of eight. The service is already well established in Lagos, Abuja, Ibadan, Owerri, Benin City, Calabar and Uyo. After successfully launching in seven

Ethiopian diverts Enugu flights to Port Harcourt

Following the closure of Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, Ethiopian Airlines says it plans to begin flight operations from Port Harcourt International airport. The airline’s Chief Operating Officer, Mesfin Tasew, who made this known on Thursday, said the service from Port Harcourt would begin on September 3. Tasew said Ethiopian Airlines remained

United Airlines streamlines baggage check-in

United Airlines has introduced new technology designed to make the baggage check-in process simpler and faster. The Chicago-based carrier pays a lot of attention to checking bags because the fees to do so generate tens of millions of dollars in incremental revenue for the airline every year. United’s Chief Digital Officer Linda

British Airways strike: BA pilots announce September dates

British Airways pilots are to strike on 9, 10 and 27 September in a dispute over pay, the British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) has said.   The three-day strike - the first by BA pilots - could cause severe disruption, as Balpa represents about 90% of the airline's pilots. The union said strikes

To Beat Uber And Lyft, This Startup Vows To Give Its Drivers The Full Fare

Nomad Rides cofounders Michael McHugh (left) and Daniel Jones (right) launched the ride-hailing platform at Indiana University Bloomington.   Uber and Lyft have handily deflected any competition so far. Together, the two ride-hailing giants capture more than 98% of market spending, according to analytics company Second Measure. Commissions for each ride comprise a significant

FedEx Drops Ground Delivery for Amazon, Can UPS Be Far Behind?

The first shoe FedEx dropped over Amazon.com's ambition to become a full-fledged transportation and logistics carrier was not renewing its Express contract with the e-commerce giant for package delivery. Now the next shoe has fallen: FedEx said it will not renew its contract for ground delivery for Amazon. FedEx maintains the changing relationship "is consistent with our

WACT Lifts Onne Port in Port Harcourt with $10m Facility Upgrade

Onne Port, Port Harcourt, Nigeria   The West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) has launched two new Mobile Harbour Cranes (MHCs) worth $10 million (N3.6billion) for the discharge of cargoes at the terminal. This followed the increased vessel traffic experienced at eastern ports due to the recent diversion of cargoes because of the traffic

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