ALGIERS- Freight transport and logistics group Logitrans moves toward implementation of 15 new agreements for the international transport of goods as soon as 2020, the group’s CEO, Boualem Kini, told APS Wednesday.
These goods mainly include construction products and cement, some of which will be transported to Mali and Niger.
In this regard, the same manager indicated that as part of the general strategy of the State to strengthen non-hydrocarbon exports, the Logitrans Group created, during the current year, a subsidiary dedicated to the export of Algerian goods to international destinations as of the first half of 2020.
In this context, the Group has acquired 250 new trucks that will strengthen the fleet of the group that has more than 3,000 trucks and to strengthen the transport of goods to African countries, said the CEO of Logitrans .
He recalled, in this respect, that during the first ten months of 2019 the Group had organized more than 49 convoys to African countries, with a cargo of 27,164 tons and the participation of 91 economic operators.
Regarding the destinations of these convoys, the same official said that 8 shipments were made to Mauritania with the participation of 76 economic operators (the cargo transported amounts to 3419 tons), 11 shipments to Mali for the benefit of a single cement production operator (16,000 tons), 11 to Tunisia (5 economic operators) and 9 others to Niger by 6 operators (7220 tons) and two to Senegal for the benefit of 3 economic operators.
Referring to the protection and security of convoys organized for African countries, Mr. Kini explained that in addition to the agents trained and employed by the group for this purpose, these expeditions benefit from facilitation and escort by members of the National People’s Army, especially at the borders.
Present at the 4th edition of the International Exhibition of Transport and Logistics (Logistical 2019), the Group “Logitrans” participates in this event to share its pioneering experience of more than 50 years in the field of road transport (formerly SNTR).
Recalling the socio-economic and cultural importance of the roads, the CEO of Logitrans expressed the willingness of his Group to support economic operators wishing to export their products to African countries.
The Group is also using other means to organize transport, such as dry ports and warehouses, he added.
He also indicated that Logitrans had obtained authorization from the Government to provide necessary facilities for the benefit of economic operators in the field of transport, as an intermediary responsible for the completion of the various necessary legal procedures related to the transport of merchandise.