DB Schenker Logistics expands presence in Africa with new company in Namibia

DBSCHENKER125Berlin/Essen/Windhoek, May 14, 2012 – DB Schenker Logistics has opened up its own business in Namibia. Over the past five years, the customers relied on the service of partner Desert Logistics. After a successful partnership, it was agreed that DB Schenker would acquire 100 percent ownership of Desert Logistics to further improve service levels and extend the global reach. The acquisition was approved by the Namibia Competitions Commission.

Schenker Namibia (Pty) Ltd. is now representing the global DB Schenker network with 2,000 locations in more than 130 countries. “The focus of the activities is on looking forward to exponential growth in the Namibian market whilst maintaining good relations with existing customers by providing reliable and cost efficient world class logistics services”, says Peter Glatz, Regional Director NME/Africa.

“I am proud that all current employees of Desert Logistics remain with us,” says Fritz Kaufmann, Managing Director, Schenker Namibia (Pty) Ltd. and of former Desert Logistics. “We plan to grow and expand our market share.”

Services provided include Air and Ocean Freight, Freight Forwarding (Road and Rail), Customs Clearing, Warehousing and Distribution, Courier Services, and Ground Handling. The new DB Schenker subsidiary is based in Windhoek and has an office in Walvis Bay.

The contact:
Schenker Namibia (Pty) Ltd.

Plenarg Industrial Park, Unit 3, Gold Street, Prosperita, Windhoek, Namibia

Postal Address: PO Box 80502, Windhoek, Namibia Phone +264 61 376 550 Fax +264 61 232 461


Bernd Weiler
Spokesperson Transportation and Logistics/International
Tel. +49 (0) 30 29754020
Fax +49 (0) 30 29754029

SOURCE: Submitted by DB Schenker

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