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Dedicated African Shipping Solutions

As well as being the second largest continent, Africa is also one of the largest producers of cocoa and important metals and minerals in the world.

Including uranium, platinum, nickel, aluminium, cobalt, gold and diamonds, ensuring the smooth export of these precious metals is vital for worldwide trade. However, exports and imports from Africa are not just limited to metals and minerals. The continent’s diverse climate means that numerous types of agricultural produce are also grown each year.

As such, for businesses involved in shipping from or shipping to Africa, working with a shipping partner with strong local knowledge and global connections is crucial.

At MSC, our African network of local agencies extends over 45 countries, enabling us to offer our customers detailed advice from anywhere on the continent. Beyond this, we can offer you tailor-made, integrated shipping solutions designed to ensure your cargo reaches its final destination as quickly as possible.

Shipping Solutions
Inland Transportation & Logistics Solutions
Digital Business Solutions

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Shipping in Africa: our Key Offerings

As well as offering global port coverage, at MSC our regular shipping solutions to and from Africa are linked by regional feeder services and strong inland transportation resources. This enables us to effectively connect landlocked countries and remote areas to ports and global commercial centres. Furthermore, our integrated road and rail transport solutions have enabled us to become the supply chain partner for numerous businesses importing and exporting from Africa.

Whether you’re looking for dry, reefer, liquid, or project cargo shipping solutions, our decades of experience means we have an array of shipping solutions designed to meet the needs of your business.

Beyond this, our trade managers have an in-depth understanding of individual overseas markets and the dynamics of specific trades. Because of this, we can offer market-specific, local advice on factors affecting the transit of any type of cargo being shipped from Africa, such as:

• Terminal conditions
• Local or overseas transport infrastructure
• Berthing delays or congestion
• Local or overseas regulatory and political changes
• Relevant customs procedures

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Inland Services

As well as offering high-quality ocean freight services, by partnering with MSC you’ll also have access to our wealth of intermodal and haulage services. Not only does this enable door-to-door delivery for your cargo, but this level of global connectivity is designed to enhance your overall supply chain and make your African exports and imports as efficient as possible.

Our intermodal offerings are further supported by our network of warehouses, enabling us to provide comprehensive storage and packing facilities. For businesses located in South Africa, we also offer cold storage solutions, designed to further enhance your cold chain logistics solutions.

Digital Solutions

At MSC, we believe that digitalization has the power to make shipping in Africa more efficient, secure, and sustainable. Because of this, we continuously invest in new tools and technologies that are designed to provide you with easy-to-use, flexible, and reliable online shipping management solutions. Our digital solutions include:

Cargo Cover Solutions

Shipping cargo internationally can be stressful for everyone involved. That’s why, we designed our Cargo Cover solutions to provide you with the widest possible coverage for maritime and inland transportation.

As part of our Cargo Cover solutions, our local offices will take care of the entire process for you, from initial quotation to fast claim resolution.

Did you know?

In 2008, Africa was responsible for around 22% of the world’s total gold production (equating to about 483 tons).
Significant Shipping Ports in Africa

For businesses shipping to Africa, or looking to export their cargo quickly and easily, working with MSC means you’ll have access to all major ports in the region, including:

  • Port of Mombasa, Kenya
  • Port of Durban, South Africa
  • Port of Lagos (Tincan/Lagos), Nigeria
  • Dar-es-Salaam Port, Tanzania
  • Port of Abidjan, Ivory Coast
  • Port of Beira, Mozambique
  • Port of Walvis Bay, Namibia
  • Port of Djibouti, Republic of Djibouti

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