216 Capital co-leads Pan-African startup Logidoo’s $1.5M fundraising round

The African continent is facing a critical logistics challenge compared to regions like Asia and the EU. Currently, Africa’s low index of intra-continental trade poses a challenge to the vision of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) due to nonexistent corridors, high logistics costs, complex customs processes, delays, and lack of infrastructure. With its logistics marketplace platform, Logidoo addresses this major challenge by creating commercial corridors between African countries through its fast, reliable, secure, and affordable intelligent logistics solution. Continuing its momentum to support emerging sectors in the African…

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Reload Logistics Expands Portfolio with Sulphur Bulk Terminal Acquisition in Richards Bay

Reload Logistics, a leading provider of end-to-end supply chain solutions in Africa, has recently acquired a 50,000 sqm Sulphur Bulk Terminal in Richards Bay and now performs record-setting discharging at this strategic location. Reload’s latest acquisition has an indoor storage of 20,000 sqm, a loading area of 10,000 sqm, and has operations for simultaneous offloading, bagging, and loading for both rail and trucks of containerized or break-bulk cargo. The latest in a series of acquisitions, this is a strategic asset for Reload Logistics, empowering the company to deliver reliable and…

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Who should be responsible for addressing Africa’s logistical infrastructure challenges?

  For decades – one of the greatest challenges to the development of Africa’s mining industry can largely be attributed to limited infrastructure, including power, water supply, and importantly, roads and rail.  Addressing Africa’s logistical infrastructure challenges could unlock economic benefits, including increased investment in mining, improved transportation networks, increased export capabilities and increased revenue and job creation, while also benefiting other sectors like manufacturing and construction.   “Through Mining Indaba’s Disruptive Discussions format in 2024, taking place on the Disruptive Discussions Main Stage, we are no longer merely acknowledging the…

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Route Optimization Revolution: Logi-IQ Transforms Logistics Efficiency

This strategic move underscores the company’s commitment to advancing logistics technology and invites industry professionals to engage with the platform In the intricate realm of logistics management, challenges abound, posing formidable obstacles to operational efficiency and financial prudence. The mismanagement of invaluable resources—time, costs, and fuel—casts a looming shadow, threatening the core of streamlined logistics. Inefficient planning, synchronization bottlenecks, and tracking intricacies compound these challenges, impeding optimal performance. A beacon of solution emerges in the form of route optimization—a strategic tool promising to dismantle inefficiencies, enhance cost-effectiveness, and provide precise…

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AGILITY SETS AN ECOLOGICAL PRECEDENT IN CÔTE D’IVOIRE: FIRST WAREHOUSES IN WEST AFRICA TO ATTAIN “ECO-FRIENDLY BUILDING” STATUS

Agility Logistics Parks’ warehouses in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, have achieved a major milestone in energy efficiency and sustainability by becoming the first in West Africa to receive the EDGE Advanced certification, awarded by the International Finance Corporation (IFC). This prestigious recognition underscores Agility’s commitment to eco-friendly buildings and reflects the growing importance of energy efficiency in the logistics sector in Africa. The global EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies) standard is a benchmark for energy-efficient buildings, overseen by the IFC, a branch of the World Bank. The EDGE Advanced…

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Bidvest Mobility highlights mobile computing and barcode technology at Propak Cape 2023

Johannesburg –  16 October 2023 – At Propak Cape 2023 Conference and Exhibition, Bidvest Mobility will demonstrate the key role that mobile computing and barcode technology play in the packaging and labelling industry. Bidvest Mobility will exhibit alongside five other companies in the Bidvest Group, which collectively represent a comprehensive portfolio of world-class packaging and labelling solutions, under the Bidvest Packaging brand. Bidvest Mobility will demonstrate how mobile solutions empower businesses to manage, track and monitor goods anytime, anywhere with real-time visibility from first mile to last mile across the supply chain. This results…

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PRESIDENT OF KENYA, WILLIAM RUTO INAUGURATES ROAM PARK: EAST AFRICA’S LARGEST ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE ASSEMBLY PLANT

Roam celebrated a significant milestone earlier on tuesday 25th july, as the President of Kenya, His Excellency William Ruto, officially inaugurated Roam’s state-of-the-art electric motorcycle assembly plant, Roam Park. ‍During the inauguration, the President, accompanied by key government officials, explored the expansive facility, marvelling at the local production focus that the assembly line employed, the battery labs, and the company’s commitment to worker safety. Roam Park’s inauguration by His Excellency William Ruto represents a significant milestone not only for the company but also for the nation as a whole. It…

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Inventory management tasks and techniques

Inventory management missions: When it comes to inventory management, the word «manage» is of the utmost importance, and encompasses the following tasks: – Forecasting in inventory management: We can’t talk about management without forecasting. To manage is to forecast. When it comes to inventories, forecasting is as precise and concise as possible: – Economic quantities to be ordered. – The requirements of the various departments and workshops, necessary for their operation. – Prospecting, offer analysis and delivery lead times. – The number of orders to be placed per year. –…

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CMA CGM launches a ZEBOX hub in Abidjan to support innovation and entrepreneurship in West Africa

The CMA CGM Group, a global player in sea, land, air, and logistics solutions, officially launches ZEBOX West Africa in Abidjan, in the presence of Amadou Coulibaly, Minister for Communication and the Digital Economy and Government spokesperson, Jean-Marc Yace, Mayor of Cocody, Gwen Salley, CEO of ZEBOX, Joseph Olivier Biley, Hub Manager of ZEBOX West Africa and Xavier Collignon, Managing Director of CMA CGM Côte d’Ivoire. This is the fifth regional hub of the ZEBOX startup accelerator, following those in Europe, North America, the Caribbean, and Asia-Pacific.   8 startups…

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DRC: HEAD OF STATE INAUGURATES THE FIRST “MERCEDES BENZ” BUS ASSEMBLY PLANT

The President of the Republic, Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, inaugurated the “Suprême automobile” plant in Kinshasa on Saturday, June 10. The plant specializes in the assembly and manufacturing of Mercedes Benz bus bodies. The establishment of this company in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a historic event that comes more than 30 years after the departure of the American automotive giant, General Motors, and marks the return of an automotive industry to Congo. It is the realization of the vision of the Head of State, who aims to…

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