Zanzibar Multipurpose Terminal (ZMT), a subsidiary of AGL (Africa Global Logistics), officially began operations at the Malindi port on September 18, 2023. To mark its commissioning, ZMT welcomed the container ship MV UAFL ATHENS. Over 300 containers were handled to serve the region’s import and export needs.
«This first call marks the start of our activities in the region, with the aim of improving the port's productivity and efficiency, to the benefit of the people and economy of Zanzibar. We will spare no effort to achieve this» Nicolas Escalin, ZMT's new Managing Director
Under the terms of the partnership signed on May 18, 2023, signed on May 18, 2023, ZMT following a tendering process conducted by the authorities, will provide cargo handling and maritime services at the country’s main port infrastructure. AGL has undertaken to implement an investment program for the modernization and development of the Port of Malindi. The company is planning to build an inland container depot outside the port, which is essential
for relieving congestion at this port hub.
This agreement will provide the country with a modern infrastructure capable of handling imports and exports in line with international standards of quality, safety and security.
To this end, ZMT has taken over the 400 employees of Zanzibar Port Corporation, who were already operating the Port of Malindi. The company has undertaken training and awareness-raising on quality and safety standards to ensure the full development of its employees.
Thanks to AGL’s experience in managing port facilities, ZMT aims to build a modern infrastructure capable of ensuring the smooth flow of the country’s imports and exports, in line with international standards.
According to Nahaat Mahfoud, Managing Director of Zanzibar Ports Corporation: “This new partnership reinforces our objective of being a major logistics hub in the region. Together with AGL, we will work to ensure that this ambition contributes to the economic and social development of our country.”
The new port operated by AGL, the first of its kind in East Africa for the company, is part of its development drive to extend its services across Africa and consolidate its position as the continent’s logistics partner.
AGL is investing in its expansion with the conviction that it will contribute significantly to connecting Africa to itself and to the rest of the world.
About Zanzibar Multipurpose Terminal (ZMT)
ZMT is the operator of the Malindi terminal in Zanzibar. Its reference shareholders AGL, a major player in the transport and logistics industry in Africa, and SEGA, its local partner, aim to make the Port of Malindi a benchmark port in East Africa. An investment plan is being implemented to provide Zanzibar with a modern infrastructure. Safeguarding and developing the jobs and skills of direct and indirect employees is one of the strategic development priorities of this port platform, which will benefit from the experience of Africa Global Logistics, a member of the MSC Group and the leading operator of port concessions in Africa.
About AGL (Africa Global Logistics)
AGL is Africa’s leading multimodal logistics operator, offering customized and innovative global logistics solutions to its African and international customers. The company is now part of the MSC Group, a leading shipping and logistics company. Thanks to its network of 250 logistics and maritime agencies, 22 port and rail concessions, 66 dry ports and 2 river terminals, AGL benefits from expertise developed over more than a century, with a team of over 23,000 employees in 49 countries.
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