By Our Correspondent
September 24, 2020: Indian company Allcargo Logistics is leveraging its global expertise to undertake transcountry movement of big project cargo in Africa.
Building close collaborations with partners, customers and stakeholders within Africa, Allcargo has exuded a spirit of innovation while tackling complex projects like over dimensional cargo (ODC) transportation, water pipelines and power transmission lines.
“It is this futuristic approach that has led the company to create a niche in Africa. Committing to the highest standards of safety and zero compromise on compliance, Allcargo is set to prove its mettle as a trusted logistics partner in helping Africa scale new heights of growth,” said Rahul Rai, business head – projects & engineering division, Allcargo Logistics, on the sidelines of the 15th CII – Exim Bank Digital Conclave on India – Africa Project Partnership held virtually.
Allcargo worked on key infrastructure projects across six African countries during the lockdown.
In Tanzania, Allcargo handled follow-ups with Government Procurement Services Agency (GPSA) for payment of shipping line charges, exemption regularisation, TAN road permits for oversized project cargo, customs clearance, loading permits, pickup and delivery of shipments for the regional Rusumo Falls hydropower project.
In Burundi, Allcargo took care of follow-ups with OBR (Burundais des recettes) for exemption regularisation, clearance through single customs territory and payment of shipping line charges. The company also arranged border clearance and empty return for transmission line construction.
In Zambia, the team worked on processing exemption with the health ministry and regularising customs, among others. The work in the Central African Republic included filing for exemptions, arranging waiver from the consulate in Douala, exemption regularisation, payment of statutory charges, customs clearance, transportation, and final clearance in Bangui for supplying equipment for a power project.
In Cameroon, the completion of clearance through direct release, arranging road permits for abnormal project cargo, payment of statutory charges, and delivery up to the final site were carried for a power project.
In Mali, Allcargo took care of availing exemptions, border clearance, arranging import licence and arranging local insurance for a power project.