IMPERIAL Logistics. Africa . World Trade Organisation - Geneva 2012. Agenda. Africa in Perspective – Key Road Block Scenario Key Challenges Conclusion - Risk and Reward. 61 Operational sites in Europe. Over 1,100 operational locations worldwide.
World Trade Organisation - Geneva 2012
61 Operational sites in Europe
Over 1,100 operational locations worldwide
968 Operational sites in Southern Africa
Africa in Perspective
The world does not underestimate the opportunity, potential & businesses opportunity in Africa!
Africa – The Status Quos
Africa – Top 80% African Commodities - Export / Import
Africa – Export / Imports
Top ports handle more than a 90% of total volume in SADC region and East coast shares 71% and West coast shares 29% of total volume.
Data Source: Various SADC Port Sites
Africa – Cost of Logistics – Current Status Quos - Inefficiencies
“Logistics” as part of the value chain, the key driver of cost in Africa (+30% of “GDP”) - negatively impacting on economies in the region and certainly socio conditions
The Key Challenge
“SME,s” and the informal sector in Africa equate to some 65% of “GDP” creation and (as well now, the formal sector) find it cannot participate in Intra Africa, Regional Trade and Internationally, from a volume perspective and or the lack of formal, supportive and well managed trade and government agencies, as enablers and the catalysts to growth .
Africa “The Future”: Facilitating Trade through integrity , Simplified Trade Procedure & Framework and Integrated Infrastructure & Information Technology