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Pall-Ex helps tackle Tanzania transport costs

Pall-Ex Group sales director Chris Tancock and a team at the palletised freight network are sharing their expertise with the Department for International Development (DFID) to help reduce transport and logistics costs in East Africa. As part of the project, Tancock has accompanied Secretary of State Justine Greening on a trip to Tanzania, part of a region with the second highest transportation costs in the world. He joined a delegation of ... [+]

GAC back in Abidjan

Logistics company GAC is extending its agreement with the OMA network in West Africa to include the Ivory Coast. It follows the country’s return to stability in late 2011 and its rapid re-establishment as one of the world’s leading cocoa producers. Exports of other products such as palm oil, coffee, ... [+]

IAG adds Africa and Israel flights

IAG Cargo, the freight business of British Airways and Iberia is increasing frequencies between Heathrow and Tel Aviv in Israel, Accra in Ghana and Entebbe in Uganda from the 2014 summer timetable. There will be a daily Boeing 777-200 on the Tel Aviv route, replacing an A321 aircraft. Entebbe sees ... [+]

Greening vows to unblock African trade

International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced a range of measures to help African countries trade internationally on 15 July. Britain would help 20,000 firms in 15 countries unpick barriers to trade through a new £7.2 million investment in the Geneva-based International Trade Centre. The support will help collect and share data ... [+]

Cargolux adds Ouagadougou

Cargolux Airlines is to add weekly flights on Wenesday to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, to its network of African destinations. [+]

African shipping ‘must be more competitive’ says minister

Nigeria's transport minister, Senator Idris Umar called for more competition in African trades at annual meeting of the Global Shippers’ Forum in London on 8 April. He said Nigeria fully backed GSF’s global maritime regulatory reform campaign, drawing attention to the lack of competition in many African trades and the ... [+]

Coyne to Africa

Coyne Airways has launched services to over 30 African destinations via Lagos, Nairobi and Johannesburg, South Africa. It uses interline partners and the airline’s own 575 through air waybill, which helps to reduce delays. [+]

UPS flies aid to drought-hit Sahel

UNICEF partner UPS provided transport for the first aerial shipment of lifesaving supplies to Mauritania this year as part of the international aid effort to the drought-hit Sahel region of West and Central Africa that is affecting at least one million children. The UPS flight, departing from Cologne, Germany on 22 ... [+]

SDV director loses work permit for ‘racism’

Mozambican Labour Minister Helena Taipo has cancelled the work permit of Renand Jean Louis Sirex, the financial director of French-owned logistics company SDV AMI-Mocambique, accusing him of racist attitudes towards local workers. Allafrica.com, citing a Mozambique Labour Ministry press release, said that Sirex had been accused of repeatedly insulting Mozambican ... [+]

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