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Logistics Update Africa 2021-03-02
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Nigeria’s cargo carrier Allied Air has taken delivery of its first B737-800 converted freighter.

Allied Air stated that the aircraft would be deployed for Covid-19 vaccines distribution across Nigeria as one of its first missions, as the equipment is fitted with temperature controlled facilities so that it would be able to deliver medical supplies effectively.https://www.logupdateafrica.com/allied-airs-first-b737800f-to-fly-for-covid19-vaccines-air-cargo

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Logistics Update Africa 2021-03-01
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Saudia Cargo signed a cargo agreement with Cainiao Network, the logistic arm of Alibaba Group, to support e-commerce operations between China and Europe by operating five weekly flights from Hong Kong to Liege in Belgium with Riyadh city as a connection point.

These flights will form an air bridge between Asia and Europe to cater to the high demand on e-commerce, which lately became the world’s No.1 shopping preference.https://www.logupdateafrica.com/saudia-cargo-cainiao-network-ink-deal-to-support-ecommerce-operations-between-china-and-europe-air-cargo

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Logistics Update Africa 2021-02-23
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CMA CGM and MSC have started service between Africa and South America through Terminal 3 of Meridian Port Services (MPS) in Ghana at the port of Tema.https://www.logupdateafrica.com/cma-cgm-msc-start-service-between-ghana-and-south-america-shipping

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Logistics Update Africa 2021-02-22
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Kuehne Nagel will be acquiring Apex International Corporation, one of Asia's leading freight forwarders, especially in the transpacific and intra-Asia.

At this point, both parties have agreed to not disclose any further transaction details.https://www.logupdateafrica.com/kuehnenagel-acquires-chinese-logistics-provider-apex-

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Logistics Update Africa 2021-03-02
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Effective March 1, Andrew Hart assumed the role as CEO of container specialist Cargostore Worldwide.

Currently, VP offshore and formerly CEO of Freight Forwarders Kenya and AFEX Group, Hart succeeds Justin Farrington Smith.https://www.logupdateafrica.com/former-freight-forwarders-kenyas-ceo-andrew-hart-joins-cargostore-shipping

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Logistics Update Africa 2021-02-24
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After entering into a binding agreement to acquire the Chinese freight forwarder Apex International Corporation, the largest acquisition in the history of Kuehne Nagel, the latter has announced a Chinese collaboration with Jointown, a non-state-owned pharmaceutical distribution company.

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Logistics Update Africa 2021-02-22
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SkyCell has developed the new 1500F container, the eighth container in its robust product suite covering all temperature ranges for the high value pharmaceutical product transportation.

The 1500F, which works across temperatures from minus 15 Celsius to minus 25 Celsius, offers a specialised solution for this growing niche market segment.https://www.logupdateafrica.com/skycell-launches-new-1500f-container--air-cargo

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Logistics Update Africa 2021-02-19
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 Ivory Coast’s flagship carrier Air Côte d’Ivoire has taken delivery of its first A320neo, becoming the first operator of the type in the West-African region.

This latest generation aircraft will join Air Côte d’Ivoire’s existing Airbus fleet of six aircraft.https://www.logupdateafrica.com/air-cte-divoire-receives-its-first-a320neo-aviation

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Logistics Update Africa 2021-03-02
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DHL Industrial Projects, a unit of DHL Global Forwarding that manages complex project logistics, deep sea chartering activity and heavy-lift cargo, 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 to Egypt within a period of 32 months.DHL will manage the end-to-end transport of the coaches, each weighing 48 tonnes and measuring 24.5 metres in length, as well as 4.5 metres in height.

Packaged for export, the coaches are transported via rail to the port of Koper, Slovenia, where DHL is integrating the cargo via its charter carriers.

From there DHL will deliver the cargo via sea directly onto the railway network in Egypt at the port of Alexandria.

The first batch arrived safely in Alexandria on February 23.https://www.logupdateafrica.com/dhl-industrial-projects-to-move-676-passenger-coaches-to-egypt-shipping

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Logistics Update Africa 2021-02-24
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CMA CGM AIR CARGO, the new and specialised air freight division created by the CMA CGM Group, will start its commercial operation with its first A330-200 freighter on March 8, opening a regular route from Liege in Belgium to Chicago in the US.

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Logistics Update Africa 2021-02-22
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STAT Media Group is proud to announce the launch of Vaccine Logistics Virtual Summit with a spotlight on the Covid-19 vaccine distribution roadmap for the African sub-continent.

This three-hour online conference, scheduled on February 25, 2021 at 1400 hrs EAT, is organised by the media house's African publication Logistics Update Africa.

The event is presented by AmerisourceBergen World Courier while Kenya-based all-cargo airline Astral Aviation comes in as platinum partner.https://www.logupdateafrica.com/logistics-update-africa-to-organise-vaccine-logistics-summit-on-feb-25

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Logistics Update Africa 2021-02-17
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Habiba Laklalech has been appointed as the CEO of Moroccan Airports Authority (ONDA).

She replaces Zouhair Mohammed El Aoufir.https://www.logupdateafrica.com/habiba-laklalech-takes-charge-as-ceo-of-moroccan-airports-authority-aviation

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Logistics Update Africa 2021-03-01
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Zipline, UPS Foundation and the government of Ghana, entered into a deal to distribute up to 2.5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to vaccination sites in the coming weeks and months.Last week, Emirates delivered the first shipment of 600,000 doses of COVAX vaccines to Ghana.

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Logistics Update Africa 2021-02-23
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Qatar Airways Cargo has appointed ECS Group as its GSA in the United Arab Emirates.

As of February 21, ECS Group is supervising the management of cargo capacity via its subsidiary Globe Air Cargo.

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Logistics Update Africa 2021-02-22
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Ethiopian Airlines has transported more than 95 million stems of flowers for Valentine’s Day.Ethiopian shipped 1,600 tonnes from Nairobi and 3,000 tonnes from Addis Ababa to Belgium, Cote d’Ivoire, Germany, Italy, UAE, US, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and many more destinations.https://www.logupdateafrica.com/ethiopian-airlines-carries-over-95-mn-stems-of-flowers-from-nairobi-addis-ababa-air-cargo

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Logistics Update Africa 2021-02-17
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Bollore Transport & Logistics has been recertified as a Regional Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) in East Africa.The certification, which covers Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania, recognises Bollore Transport & Logistics as a secure and reliable trade partner and offers the benefit of expedited clearance procedures through pre-arrival clearance, reduced physical inspection and priority service channels among other benefits.

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Logistics Update Africa 2021-03-02
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Nigeria’s cargo carrier Allied Air has taken delivery of its first B737-800 converted freighter.

Allied Air stated that the aircraft would be deployed for Covid-19 vaccines distribution across Nigeria as one of its first missions, as the equipment is fitted with temperature controlled facilities so that it would be able to deliver medical supplies effectively.https://www.logupdateafrica.com/allied-airs-first-b737800f-to-fly-for-covid19-vaccines-air-cargo

Logistics Update Africa 2021-03-02
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DHL Industrial Projects, a unit of DHL Global Forwarding that manages complex project logistics, deep sea chartering activity and heavy-lift cargo, 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 to Egypt within a period of 32 months.DHL will manage the end-to-end transport of the coaches, each weighing 48 tonnes and measuring 24.5 metres in length, as well as 4.5 metres in height.

Packaged for export, the coaches are transported via rail to the port of Koper, Slovenia, where DHL is integrating the cargo via its charter carriers.

From there DHL will deliver the cargo via sea directly onto the railway network in Egypt at the port of Alexandria.

The first batch arrived safely in Alexandria on February 23.https://www.logupdateafrica.com/dhl-industrial-projects-to-move-676-passenger-coaches-to-egypt-shipping

Logistics Update Africa 2021-03-01
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Saudia Cargo signed a cargo agreement with Cainiao Network, the logistic arm of Alibaba Group, to support e-commerce operations between China and Europe by operating five weekly flights from Hong Kong to Liege in Belgium with Riyadh city as a connection point.

These flights will form an air bridge between Asia and Europe to cater to the high demand on e-commerce, which lately became the world’s No.1 shopping preference.https://www.logupdateafrica.com/saudia-cargo-cainiao-network-ink-deal-to-support-ecommerce-operations-between-china-and-europe-air-cargo

Logistics Update Africa 2021-02-24
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CMA CGM AIR CARGO, the new and specialised air freight division created by the CMA CGM Group, will start its commercial operation with its first A330-200 freighter on March 8, opening a regular route from Liege in Belgium to Chicago in the US.

Logistics Update Africa 2021-02-23
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CMA CGM and MSC have started service between Africa and South America through Terminal 3 of Meridian Port Services (MPS) in Ghana at the port of Tema.https://www.logupdateafrica.com/cma-cgm-msc-start-service-between-ghana-and-south-america-shipping

Logistics Update Africa 2021-02-22
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STAT Media Group is proud to announce the launch of Vaccine Logistics Virtual Summit with a spotlight on the Covid-19 vaccine distribution roadmap for the African sub-continent.

This three-hour online conference, scheduled on February 25, 2021 at 1400 hrs EAT, is organised by the media house's African publication Logistics Update Africa.

The event is presented by AmerisourceBergen World Courier while Kenya-based all-cargo airline Astral Aviation comes in as platinum partner.https://www.logupdateafrica.com/logistics-update-africa-to-organise-vaccine-logistics-summit-on-feb-25

Logistics Update Africa 2021-02-22
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Kuehne Nagel will be acquiring Apex International Corporation, one of Asia's leading freight forwarders, especially in the transpacific and intra-Asia.

At this point, both parties have agreed to not disclose any further transaction details.https://www.logupdateafrica.com/kuehnenagel-acquires-chinese-logistics-provider-apex-

Logistics Update Africa 2021-02-17
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Habiba Laklalech has been appointed as the CEO of Moroccan Airports Authority (ONDA).

She replaces Zouhair Mohammed El Aoufir.https://www.logupdateafrica.com/habiba-laklalech-takes-charge-as-ceo-of-moroccan-airports-authority-aviation

Logistics Update Africa 2021-03-02
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Effective March 1, Andrew Hart assumed the role as CEO of container specialist Cargostore Worldwide.

Currently, VP offshore and formerly CEO of Freight Forwarders Kenya and AFEX Group, Hart succeeds Justin Farrington Smith.https://www.logupdateafrica.com/former-freight-forwarders-kenyas-ceo-andrew-hart-joins-cargostore-shipping

Logistics Update Africa 2021-03-01
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Zipline, UPS Foundation and the government of Ghana, entered into a deal to distribute up to 2.5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to vaccination sites in the coming weeks and months.Last week, Emirates delivered the first shipment of 600,000 doses of COVAX vaccines to Ghana.

Logistics Update Africa 2021-02-24
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After entering into a binding agreement to acquire the Chinese freight forwarder Apex International Corporation, the largest acquisition in the history of Kuehne Nagel, the latter has announced a Chinese collaboration with Jointown, a non-state-owned pharmaceutical distribution company.

Logistics Update Africa 2021-02-23
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Qatar Airways Cargo has appointed ECS Group as its GSA in the United Arab Emirates.

As of February 21, ECS Group is supervising the management of cargo capacity via its subsidiary Globe Air Cargo.

Logistics Update Africa 2021-02-22
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SkyCell has developed the new 1500F container, the eighth container in its robust product suite covering all temperature ranges for the high value pharmaceutical product transportation.

The 1500F, which works across temperatures from minus 15 Celsius to minus 25 Celsius, offers a specialised solution for this growing niche market segment.https://www.logupdateafrica.com/skycell-launches-new-1500f-container--air-cargo

Logistics Update Africa 2021-02-22
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Ethiopian Airlines has transported more than 95 million stems of flowers for Valentine’s Day.Ethiopian shipped 1,600 tonnes from Nairobi and 3,000 tonnes from Addis Ababa to Belgium, Cote d’Ivoire, Germany, Italy, UAE, US, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and many more destinations.https://www.logupdateafrica.com/ethiopian-airlines-carries-over-95-mn-stems-of-flowers-from-nairobi-addis-ababa-air-cargo

Logistics Update Africa 2021-02-19
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 Ivory Coast’s flagship carrier Air Côte d’Ivoire has taken delivery of its first A320neo, becoming the first operator of the type in the West-African region.

This latest generation aircraft will join Air Côte d’Ivoire’s existing Airbus fleet of six aircraft.https://www.logupdateafrica.com/air-cte-divoire-receives-its-first-a320neo-aviation

Logistics Update Africa 2021-02-17
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Bollore Transport & Logistics has been recertified as a Regional Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) in East Africa.The certification, which covers Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania, recognises Bollore Transport & Logistics as a secure and reliable trade partner and offers the benefit of expedited clearance procedures through pre-arrival clearance, reduced physical inspection and priority service channels among other benefits.