Al Abbas Transport expands network to Sudan
Cairo, January 5, 2014
Leading transport and logistics firm Al Abbas Transport is set to expand its network with the addition of its latest route between Egypt's Erqan and Sudan's Khartoum.
The new route coincides with the opening of the Egypt-Sudan overland link connecting Erqan to Sudan's northern city of Dongola, said a statement.
The project is being implemented by Agrojet, a consortium of companies including Sudan's El Zawaya and Khartoum Group for Roads and Bridges, Asfour Crystal and Shatat Group of Investments in Egypt and Saudi Arabia's Cardoba and Radwa Groups.
Mohamed Atta Gad, chairman and managing director of Al Abbas Transport, said: "Reflecting the increased trade between Egypt and Sudan, Al Abbas Transport is set to send an initial fleet of 60 trucks loaded with 3,000 tonnes of Egyptian cargo including urea, fertiliser, as well as Egyptian asphalt to Sudan as the first company to inaugurate the breakthrough transport route.“
Egypt is Sudan's third largest investor and the two intend to double their trade and investment, stepping up co-operation in sectors ranging from manufacturing to tourism, according to recent statistics.
The transport and logistics activities are also expected to increase due to the heightened trade between both countries, it said.
"Our new logistics hub will facilitate the processing of goods, commodities and merchandise not only between Egypt and Sudan, but also to further destinations in Africa such as Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania. This better serves our customers by providing them timely and efficient cargo delivery to their intended destinations,“ added Atta Gad. - TradeArabia News Service