Agility opens new logistics park in Maputo, Mozambique

MOZAMBIQUE – Agility, a leading global logistics and warehouse provider, has opened a new logistics park in Maputo, adding to its growing network of international-standard warehouse parks serving key African markets. The new 290,000 M2 Agility park is strategically located on the new Maputo ring road in the Marracuene-Chiongo district, providing easy access to the burgeoning Maputo market and road connections to the major highways leading to large markets in the north of Mozambique and to South Africa.  The 32,000 M2 of Agility warehousing constructed for the first phase of…

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Hapag-Lloyd acquires Dutch shipping company NileDutch

WORLD – German international shipping and container transportation company Hapag-Lloyd and NileDutch, a leading provider of container services to West Africa. have signed a sale and purchase agreement where Hapag-Lloyd acquires all shares of the Dutch container shipping company. “Africa is an important strategic growth market for Hapag-Lloyd. The acquisition of NileDutch strengthens our position in West Africa and will be an excellent addition to our existing activities on the continent. Our combined customer base will benefit from a denser network from and to Africa as well as from a…

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Delivery startup Kwik Delivery raises US$1.7m pre-Series A financing round

NIGERIA – Kwik Delivery, a Lagos-based last-mile delivery startup, has raised US$1.7 million in its pre-Series A financing round, an equity from institutional and high net worth investors. According to its Founder & CEO, Romain Poirot-lellig, the latest funding will be used to grow the company faster and conquer new markets. Romain believes Kwik Delivery has demonstrated to customers and investors alike its efficiency as well as the relevance of its bold technology-based approach during a most challenging period. With its latest funding, the company plans to solidify its market…

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Delivery startup Gokada officially appoints Nikhil Goel as its CEO

NIGERIA – Gokada, Nigeria-based last mile delivery, logistics and transportation start-up has officially appointed Nikhil Goel as its new Chief Executive Officer. Goel has been acting as the CEO after the tragic loss of its founder Fahim Saleh, in July 2020. Goel first joined Gokada in 2019, bringing with him extensive experience in the global last mile logistics space, first in India as General Manager of unicorn food delivery start-up Zomato, and then as Head of New Verticals at SafeBoda in Kenya. In the past 12-months, Goel has helped Gokada…

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DHL and Formula 1® renew their multi-year partnership ahead of the new season

WORLD – DHL and Formula 1® have announced the extension of their long-standing global partnership, which spans across a number of decades. DHL thus remains the Official Logistics Partner of Formula 1® for further years and will continue to be responsible for shipping world-class motorsport around the world. The year 2021 sees 23 destinations on the Formula 1® racing calendar, the largest number in the sport’s history, with DHL transporting race cars, fuel and oil, equipment for the racing teams and transmission technology. DHL has been the official logistics partner…

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SecureTech company AURA expands into East Africa with new Kenyan office

KENYA – South Africa’s leading security and medical response platform AURA, has announced its imminent expansion into Kenya and East Africa which will be led by its new General Manager, Hilary Itela. Partnering with KK Security, owned by GardaWorld, Aura will offer its emergency and medical response services in Nairobi and Mombasa. Warren Myers, Chief Executive Officer, AURA says that the intention is to address the fragmented and idle response capacity in Kenya while also democratising access to critical services by making them more widely available and more affordable than ever before. With over…

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Bolloré Logistics launches EASYorder for managing B2B customer orders

WORLD – Transport and logistics company Bolloré Logistics, has launched EASYorder, an integrated services offering developed by B.Lab, with a view to simplifying the order process between exporters and their professional customers as well as within companies themselves. EASYOrder is intended in particular for retailers, proposing sales to employees or the purchase of non-marketable products (such as visual merchandising and point-of-sale advertising) and health protection equipment, as well as industrial distributors and companies for their B2B sales processes. I The product relies on the digital platform, Shopper, which links up…

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DHL and Longhorn Vaccines & Diagnostics partner to deliver Covid-19 testing vials to Africa & Asia

KENYA – DHL Global Forwarding and Longhorn Vaccines & Diagnostics, an innovative molecular tool, assay, and vaccine development company focused on serving unmet critical needs in both developed and developing nations, have partnered to deliver the much-needed Covid-19 testing vials to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Kenya. Longhorn is donating one million tubes of its PrimeStore Molecular Transport Medium (MTM) in an effort to increase the safety and efficacy of Covid-19 testing of refugees and displaced persons in the three countries. In the face of the unprecedented global…

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Imperial Logistics acquires e-commerce specialist Parcelninja

SOUTH AFRICA – Johannesburg Stock Exchange -listed Imperial Logistics has bought South African e-commerce logistics specialist Parcelninja. The terms and value of the deal were not disclosed. Imperial revealed details of the acquisition in its interim results for the six months ended 31 December 2020, in which it reported a 15% increase in revenue to US$1.8 billion. “The Parcelninja acquisition will provide specialised warehousing and distribution management in e-commerce, direct to consumers and to informal markets,” the logistics company said in notes alongside the financial results. “The acquisition will provide specialised…

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Kenya Airways resumes Nairobi – New Delhi cargo flights

KENYA – National carrier Kenya Airways (KQ), freight division KQ Cargo, has announced the resumption of its cargo services to New Delhi. The first cargo flight to resume from New Delhi landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi, on 21st February 2021, carrying pharmaceuticals, machinery, and general merchandise from New Delhi. The weekly service will also serve to support Kenya’s and intra-African export market and provide a welcome lifeline to many local businesses reliant on overseas markets. Dick Murianki Kenya Airways Cargo Director said that KQ Cargo has…

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