EGSAC expands its African network
08 / 04 / 2008
EGSAC, has expanded into four more African countries with the appointment of Freight-in-Time Ltd (FIT), as its exclusive member for East Africa, covering Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda.
In its home market of Kenya, the company has offices at the country’s major airports of Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu.
In Tanzania FIT has offices at Dar es Salaam, Arusha and Mwanza. Key airfreight exports include flowers, fruit and vegetables; FIT trucks any traffic which cannot be uplifted direct from Kilimanjaro, to Nairobi or Dar Es Salaam.
FIT’s Uganda operations are based in Kampala, and at Entebbe airport.
Meanwhile FIT’s Rwandan operations based in Kigali are benefiting from the country’s rapid recovery from earlier political turmoil, leading to growth in trade and the increased use of airfreight.
FIT’s chief executive officer, Amit Shah, said: “Kenya has been identified as a key strategic base and hub for diplomatic mission, non-governmental organisations and various governmental initiatives. Through the successful handling of projects like PEPFAR, and large volumes of perishables, FIT has made a significant contribution to the growth of airfreight into and out of East Africa.
“We intend to further develop the role of airfreight further with the introduction of regular charter flights, and the EGSAC network will play a key part in bringing this to fruition.”
Ton Smulders, president (designate) above, of EGSAC, said: “Freight-in-Time is a well-established company which has a solid presence throughout four of Africa’s most active airfreight markets. Their membership of EGSAC opens up exciting opportunities for outbound and inbound traffic. This is a significant addition to the service EGSAC can offer to airlines.”