Swiss transport and logistics services provider Kuehne+Nagel Group has announced the opening of a new office in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, to strengthen its presence in West Africa. This expansion is part of the company’s strategy to expand its activities on the African continent according to its Roadmap 2026.
The new office will be headed by Alexandre Muratore, who until this appointment was managing director of Kuehne+Nagel Qatar. He will oversee the Swiss group’s activities in 12 other West African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia, Liberia, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.
“Our main objective is to expand our presence in this key market by strengthening and developing local partnerships with our suppliers and customers,” said Alexandre Muratore.
Lee I’Ons, president of Kuehne+Nagel Middle East and Africa, said, “Africa is endowed with natural resources and a young, entrepreneurial population. Now is the time to unleash that potential and create growing and prosperous economies. There are many elements to this, one being connecting consumers and suppliers to global markets”,
In Africa, since 1954 with its first office in Johannesburg, South Africa, Kühne+Nagel offers a full range of logistics services, including ocean freight, air freight, road transport, contract logistics, oil and gas logistics, as well as solutions for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, technology, energy and industrial projects. It also operates in 18 countries across the continent. These include: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Egypt, Angola, Namibia, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Mozambique, Mauritius, Botswana, and Rwanda.