AGL Rwanda lays the foundation stone for the extension of its logistics warehouse in Kigali

On April 15, 2024, AGL Rwanda, one of the country’s leading logistics operators, officially launched the extension of its state-of-the-art logistics warehouse located within the Kigali Special Economic Zone (KSEZ). During an official visit by Diego Aponte, CEO of MSC and shareholder of AGL, accompanied by Philippe Labonne, CEO of AGL, and Nicolas Sartini, Member of the Supervisory Board of AGL, a ceremony was held to lay the foundation stone of the new warehouse, symbolizing the beginning of this ambitious project. Indeed, in March 2024, AGL Rwanda began a strategic…

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SPANISH GROUP MPG EXPANDS TO MOROCCO

(Logis-T Africa) – The Spanish group MPG, a leading operator in maritime transport, logistics, and project cargo handling, has announced its official establishment in Morocco by opening two strategic delegations in Casablanca and Tangier. This strategic expansion aims to meet the growing demand for quality logistics services in the region and constitutes the first step towards the group’s expansion in Africa and the Middle East. A Well-Considered Geographical Choice MPG’s establishment in Morocco is not a coincidence. The group has carefully selected Casablanca, the country’s economic nerve center, and Tangier,…

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Africa Global Logistics signs contract to manage Walvis Bay Multipurpose Bulk Terminal

On March 20, 2024, Africa Global Logistics (AGL) signed the contract to manage the Walvis Bay Multipurpose Bulk Terminal in Namibia, in the presence of Tony Stenning, Regional Director South Africa and Andrew Kanime, CEO of the National Port Authority of Namibia, Namport. This appointment follows an international call for tenders launched by Namport in January 2023. This decision demonstrates the confidence of the local authorities in AGL’s industrial project and reinforces its commitment to Africa’s economic transformations. Located on the southwest coast of Africa, the Port of Walvis Bay…

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Rwanda : Carrier Transicold Boosts East African Cold Chain Development Through Partnership with ACES

(Logis-T Africa) This partnership between Carrier Transicold and ACES represents a significant step towards a more robust and sustainable cold chain infrastructure in East Africa, with positive implications for food security, public health, and environmental impact. In a press release issued on March 14, 2024, Carrier Transicold, a leading provider of intelligent climate and energy solutions, announced a significant collaboration with the Africa Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Cooling and Cold Chain (ACES) to accelerate cold chain development in East Africa. This partnership focuses on providing vital resources and expertise…

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Côte d’Ivoire : AGL launches “YIRI”, the regional innovation center dedicated to african youth

On March 18, 2024 in Abidjan, Asta-Rosa Cissé, Regional Director of Africa Global Logistics (AGL) for Côte d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso, launched the activities of “YIRI”, Africa Global Logistics’ flagship of innovation. This centre, located in the heart of the Ivorian capital, aims to support the digital transformations of Africa’s logistics by stimulating innovation at AGL. “YIRI” will provide a framework for creativity and the exploration of new ideas that can have a positive impact on the logistics industry in Africa. Several specific support programmes will be launched to enable…

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MSC South Africa Inaugurates MEDLOG Cold Store Facility, Paving the Way for Trade Advancements

South Africa, known for its vibrant maritime industry, has witnessed a significant milestone with the inauguration of the MEDLOG Cold Store Facility by MSC South Africa. Established as a testament to MSC’s longstanding commitment to the region, this state-of-the-art facility marks a pivotal moment in South Africa’s trade landscape. Since its inception in 1971, MSC Group has been an integral part of South Africa’s maritime domain, steadily expanding its presence across various entities. From the Mediterranean Shipping Company to MSC Logistics (MEDLOG), the group’s footprint spans strategically located offices in…

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AGL Gabon provides the transport of out of gauge machinery for the mining sector

Africa Global Logistics Gabon, a specialist in the field of transport and logistics, recently successfully completed the transfer of 11 out-of-gauge machines on behalf of a client operating in the mining sector in Belinga. The operation involved the transport of drilling and earthmoving equipment including Caterpillars, Cone Crushers and Epirocs. These machines, weighing a total of 250 tons, were transported over a complex route, covering a total distance of 397 km. For the success of this operation, AGL Gabon mobilized ten of its agents over a period of two weeks.…

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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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