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DBS Presence in Africa Expands

Summer brings expanded set up in Angola, plus first branch office in Mozambique

Former partner, Bochimar, Lda has been integrated into the DB Schenker network after nine years of a strong and growing partnership. Last year, DB Schenker and Bochimar handled over 3,400 containers of ocean freight and over 1,100 tons in air freight as they handled all shipments to and from Angola on a global level.

“In line with our growth strategy, we continue to intensify our own presence in interesting markets,” says Dr. Thomas Lieb, Chairman of the Schenker AG Board of Management and responsible for the worldwide business of DB Schenker Logistics. “We are convinced that future growth in the global economy will also come from Africa.”

“This process will fortify our presence in Angola and will guarantee innovative and cost-efficient transport and logistics solutions from one source,” says Philippe Gilbert, Regional Director Region Europe West, DB Schenker Logistics, also responsible for countries in Western Africa. “We will continue our current focus on trades between Europe and Angola, and we will certainly expand our service offering into Oil and Gas activities.” Branches in Luanda and Lobito, and cooperation in Namibe, Soyo and Cabinda have allowed DB Schenker to create a strong national network that meets customers’ needs. Services include air and ocean freight, project services, and domestic land freight.

Additionally, DB Schenker has established a branch office in Mozambique, located in Maputo. The office in the capital city Maputo is ready to handle all in and out-bound air and ocean freight shipments as well as oil and gas projects.

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