Thursday, July 6, 2017

Freight Forwarder and Express Logistics Operator Signs Deal to Expand Ethiopian Offerings

MFA Signed between Aramex and Logix Express
Shipping News Feature
ETHIOPIA – UAE-based freight forwarding and express delivery outfit, Aramex has announced the expansion of its operations across Ethiopia through a Master Franchise Agreement with Logix Express PLC, to cater to the country’s rapidly growing needs for innovative logistics and last-mile delivery solutions. With this expansion, Aramex is now present in 23 African countries. Aramex’s operations in Ethiopia include door-to-door delivery and pickup, customs clearing, freight forwarding, and e-services, including Shop & Ship and Drop & Ship.

As part of its business expansion strategy, Aramex Ethiopia will be inaugurating five outlets in Addis Ababa by August 2017, which will increase the number of outlets in the city to ten. Outside the capital, the company currently operates two outlets in Dire Dawa and Hawassa and has plans to open five new outlets in Bahir Dar, Gondar, Jimma, Dessie, and Mekelle. Aramex Ethiopia also plans to further expand its operations by adding 15 new outlets by the end of 2017. Hussein Hachem, Chief Executive Officer of Aramex, said:

“As one of the world’s fastest growing economies, Ethiopia is an exciting market for Aramex, and we believe there is vast potential to expand our specialised logistics services throughout the country. With the continued growing demand for logistics and transportations services in Ethiopia, we have already started planning for additional investments in technology infrastructure upgrades, and developing our local human talent to meet the needs of our customers throughout the region and globally.”

In a statement Aramex explained that as one of the most populous countries in Africa and business and trade on the rise, there is an increasing demand for express delivery services in Ethiopia. With the government’s active encouragement of the export sector, and the establishment of industrial zones, Aramex is positioned to capitalising on these opportunities for growth, which will ultimately enhance its reach across the wider continent.