WBCG SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH SOUTHERN AFRICA SHIPPERS TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS COUNCIL

May 28, 2015, 12:07pm

WBCG SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH SOUTHERN AFRICA SHIPPERS TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS COUNCIL

The Walvis Bay Corridor Group (WBCG) is committed to facilitating and promoting transport and trade along our secure corridors. As a result, we are continuously identifying new, faster and cost effective ways to create links and connect Southern Africa to the rest of the world in terms of trade and logistics.

In an effort to enhance on this commitment and bring our cargo owners and logistics service providers closer to what is happening in the regional market, the WBCG recently signed a membership agreement with the Southern Africa Shippers Transport and Logistics Council (SASTALC), which is based in South Africa.

With cargo owners and logistics service providers as its members, SASTALC’s objective is to represent the interests of its members and the industry in all transport and supply chain matters, while collaborating with governments and other related associations to promote and support a globally competitive logistics climate throughout Southern Africa.

Siobhan Fox, our Business Development Manager (BDM) in South Africa explains the importance of this membership agreement, saying that the WBCG is in a better position for having signed because it means we get to network and connect with everyone from the transport, logistics and shipping industries at events hosted by SASTALC, which will in turn enhance our engagements with stakeholders in terms of information sharing and networking.

With southern Africa at the forefront of world-class transport infrastructure, it is the role of the WBCG to serve as a facilitation centre to ensure that we collaborate to drive continuous improvement in operational efficiencies and ensure integrated, safe, secure, reliable, sustainable and globally competitive supply chains. The role of SASTALC is to understand, support and advocate the requirements of shippers, service providers and government on matters pertaining to national and regional freight, transport and logistics legislation, policy and procedures for infrastructure, services that facilitate cost-effective, reliable, safe and globally competitive supply chains.

Ref. No.: WBCG/MMC/28-05-2015

For Immediate Release

SASTALC aims to establish an innovative, collaborative, all-inclusive public-private partnership for all role players across southern Africa supply chains, into global markets, with strategic focus on transport and logistics for shippers.

This will complement the work of the WBCG in serving as a facilitation centre and one-stop shop coordinating trade along the Walvis Bay Corridors and linking Namibia and its ports to the rest of the southern African region.

Namibia’s ports and corridors are strategically positioned to give us a competitive positioning as a transport hub for all regional and international trade between the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, Europe, the Americas, and the rest of the world.

The WBCG serves as a one-stop shop for all enquiries pertaining to transport and trade, along our secure and reliable corridors, which include the Port of Walvis Bay, the Trans Kalahari Corridor (TKC), the Trans- Caprivi Corridor, the Trans-Cunene Corridor, and the Trans-Oranje Corridor.