With a growing logistics network between SADC countries, it's important to keep mind of the requirements to operate successfully in a diverse and often challenging African environment. We recently published an article in which Hennie van Wyk, general manager at Crossroads Distribution, a logistics company that provides a range of supply chain solutions, highlighted three areas Logistics partners have to get right. We asked Van Wyk to tell us more about operating in Africa.
By Cari Van Wyk 18 hours ago
According to Matthew Conroy, trade manager of Maersk Line South Africa, trade between various African countries is still largely restricted as a result of various regulation barriers and a lack of supporting infrastructure and scale. He says that increasing the production of manufactured goods on the African continent and further standardisation of trade regulation are both key to improving inter-regional trade. According to the United Nation's recent Economic Report on Africa, over 80% of Africa's exports are shipped overseas, mainly to the European Union (EU), China and the US.
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