Barloworld wins Zambia logistics contract
Dubai, May 23, 2010
Barloworld Logistics Middle East and Asia said it recently closed a deal with mall developer BLB Project/Hightower Properties to fulfill logistics requirements for two mall constructions in Zambia.
Barloworld Logistics is an international provider of supply chain management solutions that offers a better alternative for integrated logistics and supply chain optimisation for achieving the best overall result.
Frank Courtney, Barloworld Logistics managing director, said the promising business deal for the Zambian malls - Manda Hill Centre and Coppercity Mall - came about because of teamwork between their branch offices in Johannesburg (South Africa) and Lusaka (Zambia).
“The project commenced for our team in Zambia following a lead from our key executives in South Africa. This is definitely a testimony of how our previous international acquisitions expanded our reach to several niche services within the transport logistics activities,” Courtney said.
Barloworld Logistics had acquired Swift Freight International in 2008, including affiliates in the Far East and Germany, plus over 20 offices in Africa.
The acquisition exemplified a significant growth potential for Barloworld Logistics, which ultimately made it possible for the company to facilitate a rapid and extensive geographical expansion into South East Asia, the Middle East, Western Europe, and Africa.
“This vast footprint combined with our agent network means there are not many places we are unable to reach in a seamless and professional manner,” Courtney added.-TradeArabia News Service