Special Focus and Expertise on Sub-Saharan Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa is the fastest-growing region in the world after Asia and the IMF has predicted that seven out of the 10 fastest-growing economies in the world will be African by 2015. These are Angola, Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia. So the potential for corporates that decide to do business there is obvious.
“IN ADDITION TO THEIR DEMOGRAPHIC ADVANTAGES, SUB-SAHARAN COUNTRIES ARE ALSO EXPORTERS OF PRIZED MINERALS NEEDED BY THE CONSTRUCTION, ENERGY GENERATION AND MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES”
Choosing the right Logistics Service Providers to work with in sub-Saharan Africa can make a real difference to the ease with which companies do business in the region. They should look for a LSP that has a strong regional footprint, good domestic coverage and relationships with other local logistics providers in countries in which they do not have a presence. Due to the disparate nature of the African supply chain, it is difficult for one organization to be able to own the entire process and be able to deliver a satisfactory solution to the customer with owned assets. Therefore, we believe, that our strength lies in our own capabilities combined with our partnerships in the industry to ensure the most complete, secure, reliable and on-time supply chain management for our clients.
Sub-Saharan Africa is not necessarily an easy region for outsiders to do business in, it consists of 47 different countries, each with its own customs and legal systems, as well as differing banking practices, exchange controls, taxation regimes and levels of political stability.