African landscape demands logistics tech to go a layer deeper
African countries lack robust infra for logistics, which makes it difficult for businesses to track the movement of goods and materials.
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Transport costs in the Northern Corridor are estimated at $1.8 per km per container which is significantly higher than international rates.
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Africa has been using the most out of its entrepreneurs and technopreneurs to solve the inefficiencies and hurdles in its logistics.
Mark Mwangi, Amitruck: “Right now we see basic technology used for warehousing, truck aggregation, physical technology such as cranes, forklifts, infrastructure such as roads and good governance as being more important.”
Sola-Usidame, OnePort 365: “Getting the logistics infra right is critical for an efficient logistics supply chain, as Africa's supply chain networks will be a determining factor of its global competitiveness in the future.”
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