Johannesburg, 4 November 2019 – Bidvest Panalpina Logistics (“BPL”) will split from DSV/Panalpina after 46 years of commercial partnership and will in future trade as Bidvest International Logistics, effective early 2020, once all regulatory changes have been completed.
Bidvest International Logistics a proudly South African company is owned by The Bidvest Group Ltd. (“Bidvest”) (89%) and The Makana Investment Corporation (Pty) Ltd. (“MIC”) (11%). Bidvest and MIC have been partners for the past 20 years, which demonstrates Bidvest’s commitment to the transformation and the empowerment of South Africans. The MIC was established by the late, former President Nelson Mandela, to look after the families of former political prisoners.
Bidvest International Logistics is proud to announce that it has joined forces with EMO Trans Global Logistics (“EMO Trans”) as its global forwarding network partner. Through this exclusive agency partnership, Bidvest International Logistics’ global reach will extend to 335 network offices in over 140 countries. The customer-centric focus and global service offering of EMO Trans has made them the perfect choice for Bidvest International Logistics.
EMO Trans and MIC’s operating business, Sebenza Forwarding, have worked together for the past 20 years, bringing world-class service to the South African market. Through this relationship, EMO Trans has developed an in-depth understanding of the South African landscape.
Bidvest International Logistics is strategically positioned for further growth and will continue to provide superior and innovative service to its customers. The company provides end-to-end supply-chain solutions across a number of different industries and offers international import and export services, using road, sea and air. In addition to this, it has a team of Supply Chain Engineers who analyse, re-design and optimise customers’ logistics processes.
With the backing of the highly regarded services and distribution group, Bidvest and its new global partner, EMO Trans, Bidvest International Logistics is poised now more than ever before, to take your business to new places by delivering the World as your trusted partner.
BIL is one of South Africa’s largest logistics businesses, owned by services, trading and distribution powerhouse Bidvest. BIL provides an end-to-end supply-chain solution across a number of different industries. It offers international import and export services, using road, sea and air. When products arrive in South Africa, BIL is able to clear, warehouse, fulfil and distribute through final mile distributing services. The company has massive coverage throughout the country and access to worldwide forwarding network. And its leading technological capability gives customers full visibility of their orders 24/7, whether they’re single items or bulk, express or deferred.
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