According to Maritime Executive website, Dachser USA - the American division of global logistics service provider Dachser, has opened a branch in Port Elizabeth. The new branch "has been in the pipeline for some time," says Detlev Duve, managing director of Dachser South Africa. This is Dachser's fourth South African branch office, following similar launches in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.
The company plans to take advantage of opportunities created in the Eastern Cape's logistics industry since the inception of the Port of Ngqura. "It is important to us to offer ... a transport solution and a connection to our global logistics network from Port Elizabeth to the rest of South Africa," Thomas Reuter, managing director Dachser Air & Sea Logistics, says.
The new Port Elizabeth branch office is managed by Harold Thomas - a highly experienced, 30 year freight industry veteran. Maritime Executive website reports that staff has been recruited from the Port Elizabeth area.
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