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India’s Allcargo moves to accelerate growth in Africa


Global logistics behemoth Allcargo has taken giant strides to accelerate growth across Africa’s vast logistics ecosystem. Allcargo is leveraging its global expertise to undertake trans-country movement of big project cargoes in the world’s second-largest continent.

Building close collaborations with partners, customers and stakeholders within Africa, Allcargo has exuded a spirit of innovation while tackling complex projects like ODC transportation, water pipelines and power transmission lines.

“Allcargo’s global aspirations are driven by its aim to create opportunities, drive partner progress, and lend its expertise to projects across geographies that transform economies and boost growth. It is this futuristic approach that has led the company to create a niche in Africa. Committing to the highest standards of safety and zero compromise on compliance, Allcargo is set to prove its mettle as a trusted logistics partner in helping Africa scale new heights of growth,” said Rahul Rai, Business Head – Projects & Engineering Division, Allcargo Logistics, on the sidelines of the 15th CII – Exim Bank Digital Conclave on India – Africa Project Partnership.

With a network of 300 offices across 160 countries and a wholly-owned global subsidiary ECU Worldwide, Allcargo has a presence in most African trade hubs. Allcargo worked on key infrastructure projects across six African countries during the Covid-induced lockdown.

In Tanzania, Allcargo handled follow-ups with Government Procurement Services Agency (GPSA) for payment of shipping line charges, exemption regularisation, TAN road permits for oversized project cargo, customs clearance, loading permits, pickup and delivery of shipments for the regional Rusumo Falls hydropower project.

In Burundi, Allcargo took care of follow-ups with OBR (Burundais des recettes) for exemption regularisation, clearance through single customs territory and payment of shipping line charges. The company also arranged border clearance and empty return for transmission line construction.

In Zambia, the team worked on processing exemption with the health ministry and regularising customs, among others. The work in the Central African Republic included filing for exemptions, arranging waiver from the consulate in Douala, exemption regularisation, payment of statutory charges, customs clearance, transportation, and final clearance in Bangui for supplying equipment for a power project.

In Cameroon, the completion of clearance through direct release, arranging road permits for abnormal project cargo, payment of statutory charges, and delivery up to the final site were carried for a power project.

In Mali, Allcargo took care of availing exemptions, border clearance, arranging import licence and arranging local insurance for a power project.

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