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Bolloré Logistics selected to provide logistics services to Ibecor

Published 21 August 2017

Bolloré Logistics has been selected to provide logistics services to Ibecor, a Heineken affiliated company supplying breweries in Africa and Middle East.

Heineken is the 2nd largest brewing company in the world, looking to expand its activities in African developing countries. It distributes local famous beers such as Walia, Bedele, Buckler, and Harar in countries including Ethiopia, Ivory Coast and Kenya.

Heineken has launched in 2015 a €110 million plant in Klinto, Ethiopia with a production capacity of 1.5 million hectolitres making it the largest brewery in the country. The facility will allow the company to better position itself in the local market more than doubling capacity.

With a solid track record, strong expertise and years of experience within the breweries industry in Africa, Bolloré Logistics Ethiopia has been awarded this significant project to support Heineken's activities. Bolloré Logistics with its offices in Belgium, Djibouti and exclusive agents in Ethiopia, CLS Logistics Services, were in charge of providing end-to-end logistics services to the brewer.

The operation consisted in transporting two out of gauge boilers from Antwerp to Harar, located at 52 km of Dire Dawa, via Djibouti port. Once unloaded in the port of Djibouti, Bolloré Logistics teams managed the customs clearance and the transport to site located 430 km from the Djibouti port.

Exceptional measures have been taken to handle the two 28.5 tons boilers representing a volume of 183,532 cbm. The sensitive materials were unloaded on two 40' roll-trailers then carried out with a reach-stacker and secured on trailers with eight steel chains lashings.

Bolloré Logistics teams were able to bolster their position with the main market players through their global presence and their extensive integrated logistics network. Bolloré Logistics is proud to accompany Heineken in its African expansion. 

Source: Company Press Release