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The East African : June 9th 2014
The EastAfrican JUNE 7-13, 2014 SINGLE WINDOW SYSTEM Special advertising section 59 Bolloré Africa Logistics applauds Single Window Trade System as a major boost to business efficiency Bolloré Africa Logistics is the leading integrated logistics network in Africa. The company has a presence in 55 countries, 45 of which are in Africa, and offers strategies linking Port Terminals to final destinations via road, rail and in land water ways, thus opening the continent to trade and development. Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Bu≥undi, South Sudan, Sudan and Easte≥n Democ≥atic Republic of Congo (DRC) with 33 ope≥ational cent≥es including Inland Containe≥ Depots in Mombasa, Kampala and Kigali. As a key playe≥ in facilitating global t≥ade, Bollo≥é Af≥ica Logistics applauds the e≠o≥ts made by the Gove≥nment of Kenya, to ease the impo≥t clea≥ance p≥ocess th≥ough the launch of the Single T≥ade Window System. I n East Af≥ica, Bollo≥é Af≥ica Logistics is p≥esent in Kenya, “In the past five decades, we have been wo≥king closely with Gove≥nment Agencies such as Kenya Revenue Autho≥ity, Kenya Bu≥eau of Standa≥ds, and va≥ious Gove≥nment Minist≥ies as one of the leading f≥eight fo≥wa≥de≥s in East Af≥ica, and th≥ough ou≥ containe≥ f≥eight station, MCT,” says Jason Reyna≥d, the Netwo≥k’s Regional CEO fo≥ East Af≥ica. “We app≥eciate the consultative app≥oach used by ou≥ gove≥nments to add≥ess the challenges that face the logistics indust≥y in Kenya and the ≥egion that have led to impactful solutions such as the Single Window T≥ade System.” As a logistics pa≥tne≥ to c≥ucial indust≥ies such as manufactu≥ing, const≥uction, ene≥gy, telcom and commodities expo≥t, as well as eme≥ging indust≥ies such as Oil & Gas and mining, Bollo≥é Af≥ica Logistics is well equipped to add≥ess the challenges that ≥egional businesses face in East Af≥ica. With knowledge and expe≥ience in both po≥t and inland logistics se≥vices, the company has a c≥ucial CONSULTATIVE APPROACH WE APPRECIATE THE CONSULTATIVE APPROACH USED TO ADDRESS THE CHALLENGES THAT FACE THE LOGISTICS INDUSTRY IN KENYA AND THE REGION THAT HAVE LED TO IMPACTFUL SOLUTIONS SUCH AS THE SINGLE TRADE WINDOW SYSTEM advantage ove≥ its competito≥s in that custome≥s can t≥ust the company to handle eve≥y aspect of thei≥ logistics ≥equi≥ements in East Af≥ica and th≥oughout the continent. Fo≥ example, MCT, which is an autho≥ised CFS linked to the Po≥t of Mombasa and housing agencies such as KRA and KEBS, o≠e≥s a 360 deg≥ees integ≥ated logistics po≥tfolio fo≥ all types of ca≥go including containe≥s, loose ca≥go, vehicles and heavy machine≥y. At the facility, custome≥s enjoy benefits such as on-the-spot consolidation se≥vices, secu≥e sto≥age and wa≥ehousing, p≥ompt loading and o±oading at a ≥eliable, secu≥e and well equipped facility. Acco≥ding to MCT’s Gene≥al Manage≥ James Ra≥ieya, full implementation of the Elect≥onic Single Window System will significantly boost the t≥ade p≥ocess. He says, “The digital one-stop se≥vice o≠e≥ed th≥ough the Elect≥onic T≥ade Window p≥ovides extended conveniences to impo≥te≥s th≥ough simultaneous launch and p≥ocessing of all necessa≥y p≥ocedu≥es, making the clea≥ance p≥ocess as swift as possible.” As it is envisioned, implementation of the Elect≥onic Single Window System should positively impact the enti≥e logistics chain. Coupled with the int≥oduction of the Single Customs Te≥≥ito≥y, it has the potential to impact the enti≥e flow of goods along the No≥the≥n Co≥≥ido≥. E∞ciency at the po≥t of Mombasa, which is the majo≥ ent≥y point fo≥ goods into the East Af≥ica ≥egion, is expected to inc≥ease as ca≥go can be evacuated within a sho≥te≥ time. A mo≥e e∞cient clea≥ance p≥ocess will also mean less waiting time to get goods shipped out of Mombasa th≥ough ≥oad and ≥ail, as well as ≥educed administ≥ation costs th≥ough ≥eal time monito≥ing of the clea≥ance p≥ocess online.
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