To create a world class supply chain, SA logistics industry needs better and faster KYC, says SearchWorks
Although KYC is a priority for most businesses, conducting manual checks is onerous, time-consuming, and open to human error and oversight.
Woolpert expands partnership with Google to support Google Maps platform in Europe, Middle East and Africa
Woolpert announced it is expanding its partnership with Google to provide Google Maps Platform services in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
J&T Express (J&T), an international express logistics company, announced it has officially launched its network in Egypt, another major step in J&T's expansion in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region.
Egyptian digital logistics startup Khazenly raises $2.5 million in seed funding to drive product development
Proceeds will be used to develop Khazenly’s products and services, and quadruple its existing facilities. Geographical expansion will also be supported as Khazenly continues its rapid growth trajectory during 2022.
Fast-growing businesses need to be supported by technology platforms that support their growth and expansion while keeping tight controls over financial and other core business processes.
The telecom industry this week recorded a peculiar development – the massive registration of Nigerian SIM card holders.
Grâce à la mise en œuvre d’une synergie au sein des filiales de la Région Afrique Atlantique de Bolloré Transport & Logistics, le démarrage des opérations d’empotage du coton malien en Mauritanie a connu un véritable succès.
Bolloré Transport & Logistics Cameroun inaugure Kribi Logistics Hub, une nouvelle base logistique de 24 000 M²
Bolloré Transport & Logistics Ghana implements a special storage solution adapted to the automotive industry
Bolloré Transport & Logistics Ghana received a total of 555 vehicles on behalf of CFAO Ghana PLC, part of the CFAO Group, at the Tema port. After leaving India, the vehicles were shipped in 2 batches before arriving at destination.
Accenture partners with Imperial Logistics to transform supply chain operations across the African continent
Accenture has announced a strategic collaboration with Imperial Logistics to deliver intelligent, customer-centric supply chain transformation across the African continent.
The company which entered the African market less than a year ago says it has so far facilitated 1 billion trips in the continent.
SCM built on a cloud platform provides decision-makers with a clear overarching view of the digital thread running the full length of the supply chain.
Grâce à un investissement d’un milliard de FCFA nouvelle station d’empotage permettra également à Bolloré Transport & Logistics d’améliorer sa qualité de service, avec un potentiel d’accroissement de 30 à 50 % du volume de cacao traité à ce jour, sur cette base logistique.
Egyptian last-mile delivery firm Mylerz raises $9.6 million to expand logistics solutions in North Africa
Mylerz’s proprietary logistics management technology allows it to deliver e-commerce products to customers in city centers in as fast as same-day delivery.
The company sought a system that could fully integrate with client systems and enable improved controls.
Vuna Partners Fund announced its acquisition of an 80% equity stake in 4PL Group Proprietary (4PL), with the remaining 20% shareholding held by the management of 4PL Group.
Nigeria's digital freight forwarding company OnePort 365 has raised $5 million in seed funding to drive the end-to-end digitisation of freight management in Africa.
Ethiopian Airlines, UTD Aviation Solutions and the African Airlines Association have signed a tripartite MoU to work together on Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) services.
Google announced plans to open its first African product development centre in Nairobi. The centre is also Google’s second major research and development investment in Africa after the company set up an AI and research centre in Ghana back in 2019.
KCT operator of the container terminal of the Autonomous Port of Kribi, has been granted the Green Terminal label following the audit conducted by Bureau Veritas.
E-commerce leader Jumia has partnered with Chinese global logistics company 4PX Express to help it expand its reach in Africa
With so many online options now available, it is doubtful consumers will ever return to pre-Covid19 levels.
E-commerce leader Jumia has today announced a partnership giving UPS access to its last-mile logistics capabilities and infrastructure to grow its delivery services in Africa.
Bolloré a signé le contrat prévoyant la cession au groupe MSC de 100 % de Bolloré Africa Logistics, regroupant l’ensemble des activités de transport et logistique en Afrique, sur la base d’une valeur d’entreprise de 5,7 milliards d’euros .
Egypt’s on-demand bus-hailing company Swvl has announced a new partnership with African fintech mobility startup Moove to scale Moove’s revenue-based vehicle financing model across the MENAP region.
Kenya is set to host the first trade facilitation summit in the East African region as the country seeks to increase international trade.
Ethiopian Airlines has signed a strategic partnership agreement to jointly commence sea-air multimodal transportation with International Djibouti Industrial Park Operation (IDIPO) and Air Djibouti for an expeditious transportation of goods to Africa.
Egypt's exports in 2021 rose to $31 billion, reaching the highest level in history.
This has been quite an interesting week in tech in Africa. The biggest news coming from Nigeria where fintech startup Flutterwave tripled its valuation to over $3 billion after raising $250 million in Series D funding
Kenyan logistics startup Sendy has teamed with Mini Marts to enable retail commerce at the micro level.
Launched in November last year, Sendy fulfillment service is a digital-enabled platform that relieves online sellers of logistics difficulties while also insulating them from the high operational costs that come with logistics.
Morocco has been featured in fifth place on Business Insider’s list of the top best investment destinations in 2022. Morocco’s resilient economy and positive growth prospects all contribute to the country’s strong position as a regional investment hub.
Kanoo Africa, a segment of Kanoo Shipping a division of Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo has been nominated to provide logistics and shore support for the Weddell Sea Project.
The startup ecosystem in Africa is taking shape. A lot of technological innovations especially in the areas of fintech, e-mobility, e-commerce, healthtech, foodtech and cleantech have seen accelerated growth towards Africa’s digital transformation and innovation.
Kenyan logistics startup Amitruck raises $4m seed funding to accelerate digital solutions across Africa
Kenya-based digital trucking logistics startup Amitruck announced it has secured $4 million in a seed funding round that had the participation of investors from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States.
The Government of Bayelsa State, Nigeria and Zipline, the global player in instant logistics, announced a partnership aimed at leveraging Zipline’s drone technology to deliver essential medicines, blood and other medical commodities.
outh African B2B delivery-as-a-service (DaaS) startup Orderin has raised $4.7 million pre-Series B funding to scale its infrastructure and improve its last-mile delivery service.
Aqua Africa has signed a logistics and warehousing partnership agreement with LMI Logistics for a 1,880 sqm of storage space lease in Tema-Ghana.
DHL Global Forwarding étend sa présence en Algérie avec de nouveaux bureaux à Alger et Hassi Messaoud
Les clients de DHL Algérie auront accès à la plateforme logistique numérique Saloodo!, à l’intégralité de la gamme des services de courtage en douane CDZ et à des projets sectoriels
DHL Global Forwarding, the international provider of air, ocean, and road freight services, announced it is opening an office in Algiers to meet the growing demand for transport and logistics solutions in Algeria and across North Africa.
Jumia Kenya has partnered with eBee Africa to launch a fleet of electric bicycles, to amplify Jumia’s logistics capacity for delivery.
AD Ports Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Egyptian Group for Multipurpose Terminals, for the development and operation of a multipurpose terminal in Safaga Port.
The agreement was sealed with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that was signed by KEPSA CEO Ms. Carole Kariuki and Mr. Bramuel Mwalo, Managing Director, Xetova Limited at the KEPSA offices.
[Column] Philip Myburgh : African businesses should diversify supply chains to mitigate global logistics crunch
The world of international trade is currently dealing with a perfect storm of challenges on multiple fronts.
Trade enabler, DP World, announced the launch of its global wholesale e-Commerce platform DUBUY.com in Kenya, bringing a new digital trade corridor for Kenya and the East African region for efficient, reliable B2B e-Commerce for businesses of all sizes.
Moove, an African mobility fintech, has signed an exclusive partnership with Lori Systems, an e-logistics company in Africa.
CDC is committing approximately $320 million initially and expects to invest up to a further $400 million over the next several years. The transaction is subject to certain final regulatory approvals.
Etihad Cargo signs pharma agreement with Astral Aviation and Kenya Airways to expand its African footprint
Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Aviation Group, has expanded its pharma sector reach into Africa with the signing of a Service Legal Agreement (SLA) with Astral Aviation and Kenya Airways.
Sendy has partnered with Mobility 54 Investment SAS, Toyota Tsusho Corporation and CFAO’s corporate venture capital arm, to acquire a significant stake in West African logistics startup Kamtar
IBM partners with ACME SAICO and Egypt's Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade to automates wheat silos processes
IBM and business partner ACME SAICO, have announced the automation of 22 wheat silos across Egypt by the end of this year using IBM AI-powered automation software.
Nigeria has joined the World Logistics Passport (WLP) as a Hub, with the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) as the coordinating partner.
Leading multi-category delivery platform Glovo recently announced the expansion of its operations in Africa, to include Ghana and Tunisia, bringing its current operations to a total of seven countries on the continent.
Kenyan insurance startup Lami Technologies and Sendy have today announced a new per-trip insurance policy for transporter in Kenya.
After launching in South Africa in March this year, Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing has now launched its operations in Egypt.
Hapag-Lloyd announced it opened its own offices in Morocco. With this additional presence in the country, the company continues to realize its growth ambitions in the most attractive markets of North Africa.
[Kenya] Cellulant, Ecobank and GAINDE 2000 partners with KenTrade to provide payment gateway to enhance service delivery
To offer efficient and robust services to their customers, KenTrade has entered into a consortium partnership with Cellulant, Ecobank and GAINDE 2000.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting the construction of the first inland dry port in Egypt, in 6th of October City, west of Cairo, with a €25 million loan to October Dry Port Company.
Delivery ﬁrm Glovo on Tuesday announced a new last-mile delivery deal with Kenyan supermarket Chandarana Foodplus.
SWVL, a Dubai-based provider of transformative mass transit and shared mobility solutions, announced that several investors, including Agility and Chimera Abu Dhabi, have completed the pre-funding of $35.5 million of the aggregate PIPE subscription.
According to the SAS Experience 2030 research, 65% of South African consumers have indicated that they will not be returning to traditional shopping practices following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nigerian mobility startup Plentywaka raised $1.2 million seed round, after successfully ending the Techstars Toronto Accelerator Program in July 2021. The startup also announced it has fully acquired Ghana’s mobility startup Stabus.
Alpine 4 Holdings, the operator and owner of small market businesses, announced that its subsidiary, Thermal Dynamics International, was awarded a new $2.2 million contract in Africa.
Orange maritime customers will now be able to accelerate their digital transformation with higher-capacity satellite connectivity services provided jointly by SES Networks and Orange.
Saloodo! announced the launch of BeduConnect, a road freight service between Middle East and Africa. Saloodo! is the first digital marketplace to offer road freight connection between the Arabian Peninsula and North Africa.
DP World has announced an offer to acquire Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed Imperial Logistics, an integrated logistics and market access company with operations mainly across the African continent and in Europe.
Bolloré Ports, an operator of port terminals in Africa, Asia and the Americas, has launched the "Green Terminal" certification process, which aims to reduce the carbon footprint of its activities by using a precise methodology that covers all environmental issues.
IFC’s TechEmerge partners with logistics startup Kobo360 to pilot sustainable cooling innovations in Nigeria
Eleven global innovators have been selected to partner with 15 leading Nigerian companies to pilot cost-effective, climate-smart technologies to strengthen the country's temperature-controlled logistics supply chain.
National Aviation Services and Colossal Africa acquire South African ground handling company BidAir Services
Following the acquisition, BidAir Services becomes NAS Colossal Aviation Services and is part of NAS, the largest airport services network in Africa.
DP World, the provider of integrated logistics solutions, and the Government of Somaliland inaugurated the new container terminal at Berbera Port, following completion of the first phase of the port’s expansion.
Deep Catch is a diversified and vertically integrated business engaged in the wholesale, distribution and cold storage of perishable foods (mainly poultry, fish and dairy products) in Namibia and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.
DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, introduced another Sustainable Marine Fuel (SMF) service for ocean freight as part of its sustainability strategy.
Speedaf express, a China-Africa integrated logistics service provider, officially announced the completion of its Round A+ financing, led by TRUSTBRIDGE, followed by northern light VENTURE CAPITAL, and VISION+CAPITAL on the basis of Round A.
Lori Systems, Africa's e-logistics platform has announced the appointment of Uche Ogboi as its new Chief Executive Officer.
The new airfreight gateway and consolidation portal will be available exclusively to freight forwarders and transport-related companies, providing instant air freight wholesale rates.
The new Hapag-Lloyd East Africa Service 3 (EAS3) is scheduled to arrive in Kenya and Tanzania next week. The new service will offer excellent connections to Hapag-Lloyd’s global network; Seven 2,800 TEU vessels being deployed in the service.
Moulaye Taboure is the CEO/Co-founder of Afrikrea, an Africa focused e-commerce platform operating out of Côte d’Ivoire.
DHL-Ethiopian Airlines Logistics Services, a joint venture company by DHL Global Forwarding (DHL) and Ethiopian Airlines, has appointed Silvio Weiland as general manager to oversee the strategic direction of the business in the country.
Trade enabler DP World has launched DUBUY.com, a global wholesale e-commerce platform. DUBUY.com is available first in Rwanda with plans to expand across Africa and around the world.
The construction of a logistics center in Angola’s Benguela province will be co-financed by the Netherlands.
The acquisition includes all Globeflight’s operations in South Africa and Swaziland and will immediately be able to fortify DSV Panalpina’s presence in the small express parcel courier sector.
DHL Global Forwarding is teaming up with Angolan cargo carrier, Unicargas to promote the export of locally-produced goods to Europe and the US.
iMile’s recent expansion into Egypt is part of its commitment to continue supporting efficient cross-border ecommerce across the region.
Persistent Energy Capital announced a strategic venture building investment and partnership with Ecobodaa, a pioneer e-mobility startup, leading the revolution of the electric motorbike taxi (bodaboda) in Kenya.
Global ecommerce platform Wish has announced a strategic partnership with South Africa Post Office (SAPO) to strengthen its logistics capabilities and customer experience for South African consumers.
After the release of its plugins for Shopify and Magento, Kwik Delivery has released its plugin for Prestashop.
Agility, the global logistics and warehouse provider, opened a new Agility Logistics Park in Maputo, adding to its growing network of international-standard warehouse parks serving key African markets.
Following a total investment of $800 million, operations at APM Terminals MedPort Tangier commenced in 2019, and it now celebrates its next major development milestone by kicking off phase-2 of the development.
The Mastercard Foundation and logistics market leader DHL, have partnered to roll out the most comprehensive, pan-African e-Commerce platform, Ananse Africa, to support creative entrepreneurs like fashion designers and artists.
To offer localized and nearshore support for its SAP customers in North America and EMEA, Cognitus Consulting, an SAP Gold Partner, headquartered in the USA, has expanded to two new facilities in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico and Tangier, Morocco.
Hapag-Lloyd and NileDutch signed a sale and purchase agreement where Hapag-Lloyd acquires all shares of the Dutch container shipping company Nile Dutch Investments.
IFC announced an investment in the Savannah Fund, a technology seed fund in Africa, to increase lending to startups across sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on supporting women entrepreneurs and disruptive companies in high-growth sectors.
IFC invests in Bolt to expand mobility solutions, facilitate inclusive transport in emerging markets
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is investing in the global mobility platform Bolt to help expand access to mobility and delivery services in underserved urban areas in Africa and Eastern Europe, including in South Africa, Nigeria, and Ukraine.
DHL Industrial Projects, is supporting Dunakeszi Járműjavító Kft with the transport of the largest order of rolling stock in the history of Hungary. In total, 676 coaches are being transferred from the production site in Dunakeszi, Hungary, to Egypt.
While the main business will be managed from the port city of Mombasa, the company will also have an office in Nairobi, the country’s capital.
Imperial Logistics announced it acquired 60% of e-Commerce logistics business, ParcelNinja. ParcelNinja offers an outsourced warehousing and fulfilment business to South African online shops.
Kenyan Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) will benefit from expansion of a new warehouse at the Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) Transit shed with an enhanced storage capacity to handle cargo for small traders within Nairobi and its environs.
Ride-hailing app Bolt has raised Ksh.19.8 billion funding from D1 Capital Partners to bolster safety and security measures on its platform.
Integrated container logistics company A.P. Moller - Maersk, announced it will operate world’s first carbon neutral liner vessel by 2023, seven years ahead of schedule.
Helium and natural gas company Renergen announced the completion and successful operation of the Company’s first Cryo-VaccTM prototype in South Africa, Johannesburg.
Dr. Antje Huber has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer at the digital freight platform Saloodo!, a subsidiary of DHL Global Forwarding.