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CEVA Logistics Continues to Expand Presence in African Market with the Strengthening of Presence in Two Countries Through Joint Ventures

CEVA Logistics | December 16, 2020

CEVA Logistics keeps on extending its essence in the African market with the strengthening of its presence in two countries through two joint endeavors. In Egypt, the organization has taken a majority stake in IBA Freight Services, its exclusive partner for as past as 20 years. In Ethiopia CEVA Logistics has taken a minority stake in MACCFA, a long-standing freight forwarder settled in Addis Ababa.

Both joint ventures are effective immediately and further concrete CEVA Logistics' point of turning into a leading continent-wide player. Through the new joint endeavors the two elements will have the option to grow their items base which will help enhance the utilization of their local logistics services across the CEVA Logistics network.

These new enterprises follow CEVA Logistics' acquisition of a majority stake in AMI Worldwide in the summer of 2020 which added an extra 12 countries to the organization's African network.

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