Thursday, November 15, 2012

German Freight Group Extends South African Logistics Capability

Dachser Opens Port Elizabeth Office
Shipping News Feature

SOUTH AFRICA – With many of the European based freight and logistics eyeing the BRICS countries as the place to be comes the news of another player expanding in South Africa. German cargo group Dachser recently opened a fourth branch office in Port Elizabeth, extending its established network of country offices in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. Detlev Duve, managing director of Dachser South Africa says that this is another development directly related to the continuous growth in the logistics industry in the Eastern Cape since the inception of the Port of Ngqura, (also known as Coega) and the extension of services has been planned for some time.

The new development will be headed up by Harold Thomas who brings thirty years industry experience and Duve says:

“Dachser South Africa is committed to employing and training local staff. Job creation is and will continue to be important to us particularly given the high level of unemployment in the region.”

Thomas Reuter, managing director Dachser Air & Sea Logistics, said that a developing market ensured the company’s commitment to expansion commenting:

“It was important to us to offer our customers in particular in the automotive industry a transport solution and a connection to our global logistics network from Port Elizabeth to the rest of South Africa.”