November 7, 2019: After 46 years of a commercial partnership, Bidvest Panalpina Logistics (BPL) will split from DSV/Panalpina and trade in the future as Bidvest International Logistics, effective early 2020. The move is to boost its current position in the South African supply chain logistics market.

Bidvest International Logistics, a South African Company is owned by the Bidvest Group (89 percent) and Makana Investment Corporation (11 percent). Bidvest and Makana have been partners for the past 20 years, which demonstrates Bidvest's commitment to the transformation and the empowerment of South Africans. The MIC was established by the late, former President, Nelson Mandela, to look after the families of former political prisoners.

Bidvest International Logistics has even changed its global forwarding partner and has joined forces with EMO Trans Global Logistics. Through this exclusive agency partnership, Bidvest International Logistics' global reach will extend to 335 network offices in over 140 countries. The customer-centric focus and global service offering of EMO Trans has made them the perfect choice for Bidvest International Logistics.

EMO Trans and MIC's operating business, Sebenza Forwarding, have worked together for the past 20 years, bringing world-class service to the South African market. Through this relationship, EMO Trans has developed an in-depth understanding of the South African landscape.

Bidvest International Logistics is strategically positioned for further growth and will continue to provide superior and innovative service to its customers. The company provides end-to-end supply-chain solutions across a number of different industries and offers international import and export services, using road, sea, and air.

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