Friday, November 4, 2016

Air Freight Wholesaler Doubles Size of its South African Depot

AMI Aims for More of the Perishables Market
Shipping News Feature
SOUTH AFRICA – Air freight wholesaler AMI has doubled the size of its Cape Town facility and trebled its temperature-controlled storage for perishables. The company has acquired the facility adjacent to its current base at Cape Town International Airport, doubling its warehousing to 1000 square metres. This includes 120 square metres of refrigerated storage, with separate temperature zones for flowers, and fruit and vegetables.

The expanded facility will enable AMI, a company which works exclusively for freight forwarders, to receive fresh produce from South Africa’s Cape region, including seafood, fruit, vegetables and flowers, and maintain their condition while awaiting their flights. AMI’s VP Africa, Milton French said:

“The expanded AMI Cape Town facility and our increased perishables capability will help us to keep pace with the significant growth in traffic from this region.”

AMI’s South African business operates through branches in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. Between January and August 2016, AMI held a 6.9% share of the total South African airfreight market, and ranked third in the country’s airfreight agents’ league table.