Kuehne + Nagel has expanded its network of offices in Africa, managed and supported by a control tower in Durban, South Africa.

The control tower acts as a single point of contact responsible for a compliant network across the continent providing complete visibility across the network including remote locations.

It ensures standards are maintained, supervises data quality, enables shipment visibility and manages cargo flows.

The expanded African network is fully vetted and audited by an external global auditing company and it provides international services including air, sea, road and contract logistics.

Lee l’Ons, President of Kuehne + Nagel Middle East and Africa says: “Africa is blessed with natural resources and a young entrepreneurial population. Now is the time to unlock this potential and create growing, thriving economies. There are many elements to this, one being the logistical ability to connect global markets for end consumers and suppliers. With the new control tower in Durban, we are ready to address this great African opportunity.”

Kuehne + Nagel is now represented in 18 African countries and plans to increase its footprint with a second expansion on the continent by the end of the first quarter of 2022.