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February 27, 2020

Construction of UGX 32 Billion Gulu Logistics Hub underway.

Ambitious Construction Company, the successful contractor for the UGX 32 Billion (USD 8.8 million) Gulu Logistics Hub was last week officially handed the 12.24 site on which this multi-modal logistics and freights hub will sit. The handover of the construction site, availed by Uganda Railways Corporation (URC) effectively kicked-off the actual construction phase of the […]

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January 28, 2020

How logistics, system hitches are hurting trade

Importers paid Sh3.22 billion in cargo storage charges at Kenya Ports Authority(KPA) facilities in 2017-18,data by the Shippers Council of Eastern Africa(SCEA) shows. This is despite the much publicized ‘improved cost of doing business’ pegged on investments in infrastructure, automation of systems and digitization of government services, improved cargo handling and speedy evacuation of cargo […]

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January 14, 2020

Posta Launches Posta Cargo and National Logistics Hub To Boost e-commerce

The Postal Corporation of Kenya (PCK) will leverage on its vast outlets across the country to roll up e-commerce hubs, ICT Principal Secretary (PS) Jerome Ochieng has said. This is after the Universal Postal Union (UPU) selected Kenya as one of the countries in to roll out regional e-commerce hubs in East Africa. The PS […]

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December 16, 2019

Tanzania and Rwanda in push to reshape East African logistics

Rwanda and Tanzania individually signed two mega-infrastructure deals in the last week in moves that will undoubtedly reshape the East African region politically and economically. Kenya stands to lose most. Tanzania signed an agreement to link its new railway line to Burundi and the DRC, while a similar deal with Rwanda is said to be […]

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November 15, 2019

Trade needs vibrant logistics sector – players

Accelerating trade needs a vibrant logistics industry, according to Mr Meshack Alloys, a key player in the sector. Speaking during an event to announce the entry of Sendy in Uganda, Mr Meshack, the company’s chief executive officer and co-founder said: “We want to be part of the immense impact that the logistics industry will create […]

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November 7, 2019

Trade Logistics Information Pipeline (TLIP)

Why this project? What How Contact Desired Results Project Insights Impact stories project briefTrade Logistics Information Pipeline (TLIP) ImplementorRevenue Authorities, Partner Government Agencies & IOTA Target GroupExporters, Clearing and Forwarding agencies, Government agencies involved in export, Importers in the destination market, transporters Project ValueEst. $4,000,000 Implementation Period2019 – 2020 Download Project PDF Why this project? [...]

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October 3, 2019

LETTERS: Route to logistics that grows intra-Africa trade

For many African economies, promoting trade is a priority. Rightfully so, considering its potential snowball effect. When trade flourishes, it sets off a virtuous circle, a country’s goods enjoy ready market, producers and the entire value chain benefit and growth spreads out. However, turning this vision into a reality is a challenge. Trade remains depressed […]

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October 3, 2019

Logistics industry stakeholders root for modernised warehousing solutions

Nairobi. The World Bank’s Logistics Performance Survey of 2018, ranked Tanzania at 67 globally, a point behind Ivory Coast, which was ranked position 66 in the process highlighting the challenges in the logistics supply chain. The index further placed South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda and Ivory Coast as the top 4 best-performing countries in Africa, while […]

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September 2, 2019

Rwanda hosts world’s 3rd Global Logistics Convention

Freight forwarders, transporters and related industry representatives gathered at the Kigali International Convention earlier this week to discuss weighty regional freight issues at the 3rd Global Logistics Convention. And although it was a two-day global talk shop that strove to cover logistics from across the world, the emphasis fell on regional rail enhancement, the transportation of […]

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