DHL plans to roll out a road freight service in Africa connected by three main hubs in East, West and Southern Africa focusing on inter-regional movement of goods.
The Africa Connect service will be offered from Mombasa and Dar es Salam (East), Spain and Morocco (West) and Johannesburg and Cape Town (South).
DHL is banking on rapid cross-sector growth chiefly driven by increasing population, rising consumer spending and technology-driven economic transformation.
Amadou Diallo, regional chief for DHL Global Forwarding said: “Already, DHL serves key markets such as South Africa, Nigeria and Ghana three to five times a week by air, offering capacity in excess of 2,000 tons a month. A new road freight solution that balances cost and transit times is just what the market needs next to respond to fast changing demands driven by rapid growth in key sectors.”