AGL eyes major role in Africa’s transformation under MSC
Following the purchase of Bolloré Africa Logistics near the end of last year, MSC has now unveiled the rebranded unit, Africa Global Logistics (AGL), a multimodal logistics operator, aiming to take a major part in enabling the sustainable transformation of Africa and its emerging markets.
AGL aims to provide customised logistics solutions, improving the connectivity of territories, and contributing to the establishment of a virtuous logistics ecosystem for all its stakeholders.
AGL, which has been present on the continent for more than a century as Bolloré Africa Logistics, will continue to provide its local and international customers with an integrated logistics network. To this end, it will improve the productivity of the terminals it operates to better serve all of its customers.
AGL said it will develop multimodal logistics solutions (rail, road, air, river) to meet the expectations of its customers and meet the challenges of logistics.
Network of assets
AGL has over 250 logistics and maritime agencies, 22 port and rail concessions, 66 dry ports and 2 river terminals. Through this network, the company designs and implements solutions adapted to the needs of its customers along the value chain, including less accessible areas.
The company, under the ownership of MSC has pledget to accelerate its investments to develop its capacities and facilitate the import and export of goods, respond to the challenges of intra-African trade, energy transition, demographic growth, improvement of the living environment and digitalisation of Africa.
AGL will stay independent under MSC
MSC noted that AGL will continue operating as an independent entity with the full support of family-owned MSC Group. MSC, on the other hand, will count on AGL as a preferred logistics partner, in addition to MSC’s existing MEDLOG inland transportation and logistics business.
AGL has a thriving logistics footprint in Africa, from warehousing and cold storage to other logistics solutions. AGL will also support MSC and all other shipping lines with productive maritime container terminals, as well as efficient multipurpose terminals and rail operations.