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21 June 2024 | 17:18

AGL and FLYING WHALES join forces to innovate in freight transport in Africa

AGL, a major player in transport and logistics in Africa, and Flying Whales, a company specialising in the design of modern airships for the transport of heavy loads, have recently signed a strategic partnership. The aim of this alliance is to explore the possibilities offered by the freight transport solution developed by Flying Whales.

The partnership aims to develop new uses for the LCA60T airship, leveraging AGL’s expertise and comprehensive logistics solutions, including customs, warehousing, and more.

For AGL, this collaboration is an opportunity to enrich its range of services by combining the flexibility of the airship with its logistical know-how. The LCA60T airship, capable of transporting up to 60 tonnes of cargo, offers a modern solution for transporting cargo to the most remote and hard-to-reach areas. Thanks to its ability to hover, it allows for fast loading and unloading operations.

Through this collaboration, AGL also renews its commitment to offering sustainable transport solutions and reducing the carbon footprint of its operations. This partnership illustrates this commitment to constantly innovate and improve its services to meet the needs of its customers.

«We offer our customers, in Africa and internationally, complete, personalized and innovative logistics solutions. Our commitment to sustainability is reflected in our choice of high value-added solutions on the continent, supporting its growth and transformation. This partnership with Flying Whales is perfectly in line with this strategy» Nicolas Dupart, Africa Project Director at AGL
«FLYING WHALES is preparing the launch of the 1st air transport network with its LCA60T airships of large capacity, especially in Africa, to improve connectivity and logistics on the continent. These air services can be associated with all customer sites and connect ports, dry ports, logistics platforms and special economic zones» Michèle Renaud, Sales, Marketing & Communication Director

About AGL (Africa Global Logistics)

AGL is the leading multimodal operator in Africa, offering tailor-made and innovative integrated global solutions to its African and international customers. The company recently joined the MSC Group, a world-class shipping and logistics company. Thanks to its network of 250 logistics and maritime agencies, 22 port and rail concessions, 66 dry ports and 2 inland waterway terminals, AGL benefits from an expertise developed over more than a century. With a team of more than 23,000 people in 49 countries, AGL’s ambition is to make a lasting contribution to Africa’s transformations. AGL is also present in Haiti and Timor.


Press contact :

Rachel HOUNSINOU – Media Relations Manager – AGL
rachel.hounsinou@aglgroup.com – +33 01 88 87 10 14 – 06 43 27 16 91


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