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Ceva goes into Africa

[ June 15, 2020   //   ]

CEVA Logistics is launching a three-part expansion plan for in Africa and aims to a leading, continent-wide market player, following its acquisition of AMI Worldwide with an extensive network in the east and south of the continent.

The AMI Worldwide office network in 12 countries and almost 1,000 employees will join the CEVA global network from 1 July and will provide a platform for further investment and expansion.

Three Inland Services intermodal sites belong to Ceva’s parent company, CMA CGM are also joining CEVA’s network in Mali, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast, offering freight forwarding and inland solutions such as reefer management services and container stuffing and de-stuffing.

CEVA is also expanding in Mauritania, where a direct presence has been established with expertise in transit corridor operations, and in Ethiopia, where a new joint venture with MACFAA will be integrated into the CEVA network once all regulatory approvals are obtained.

In total, CEVA Logistics in Africa will have a presence in 41 countries through 79 offices, 1,300 staff members, 19 full-service warehouses providing 135,000sq m capacity and a fleet of 1,500 trucks

CEVA Logistics chief executive Mathieu Friedberg said: “CEVA will play an integral part in supporting the continent’s socio-economic emergence, offering our customers our full range of tailored, innovative solutions along with our recognized expertise and our operational excellence. In so doing, we aim to become a leading, continent-wide market player.”