CEVA Africa
CEVA Africa

Responsive Logistics for Africa

CEVA provides an integrated network across 43 countries throughout Africa
As of January 2021, AMI and Manica has become CEVA Logistics
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Responsive Logistics For Africa

CEVA Logistics’ expansion in Africa is part of our strategic plan in becoming a leading continent-wide logistics player. Our customers and prospects will be provided with unrivaled logistics services and solutions within the continent and beyond, designed by our dedicated supply chain experts.

Our strategic expansion across the African continent began in June 2020, with a majority stake in AMI and Manica and the network throughout East and Southern Africa.

We followed this by integrating three CMA CGM inland service facilities (CCIS) in Mali, Burkina Faso and the Ivory Coast and four new CEVA Logistics operations in Mauritania, Senegal, Benin and Cameroon. IBA Freight Forwarders partnership with CEVA Logistics strengthens our presence in Egypt. With IBA providing knowledge and understanding of the region's transport and logistics industry's challenges, we will provide our customers with the best possible services. Within Ethiopia, we have a new joint venture with MACCFA, and in Morocco, we completed the take over of ASTI, which concluded our current expansion plans in Africa and helped us to continue our ambition to become a leading player across the continent.

Together, you will find us operating out of 80 offices and creating an integrated network across 43 countries. Connecting our in-country expertise, we will build and design reliable supply chain solutions that you can trust, adhering to strict compliance protocols and delivering operational excellence every day. Moreover, we connect Africa with our experts across 160 worldwide locations through our global network. Together, our logistics experts work with our customers to strategically build their supply chain and unlock value and sustainability.

Our Services

As of January 1st, 2021, CEVA Logistics replaced AMI and Manica in the following locations: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Mozambique, Zambia and Botswana.

In Zimbabwe and Malawi, the rebranding completes on December 31st.

ASTI in Morocco has also become CEVA Logistics. With the integration of three CCIS locations, four new locations and the joint venture with MACCFA and IBA, CEVA Logistics will provide customers with:

  • A team they can trust, with the experience and knowledge of delivering excellent supply chain services and solutions across the continent, countries and regions
  • End to end, capabilities, across Air, Ocean, Land, Road, Contract Logistics, Customs, Warehousing and Distribution, all underpinned by continuous improvement models
  • A global network to align and leverage our strength and ties to unlock value in the supply chain
  • CEVA Logistics parent company, CMA CGM Group.



CEVA Africa

CEVA Logistics continues African expansion with joint ventures in Egypt and Ethiopia

In Egypt, the company has taken a majority stake in IBA Freight Services, its exclusive partner for the past 20 years. In Ethiopia CEVA Logistics has taken a minority stake in MACCFA, a long-standing freight forwarder headquartered in Addis Ababa.

Extensive Service Range for Seamless Logistics

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Ground Freight

Delivering across Africa and to landlocked countries

Our transportation experts are committed to delivering your goods in a safe, compliant and cost-effective way.

We optimize ground solutions and unlock value within your ground supply chain, wherever you and your customers’ are located and whatever sector or industry transportation requirement you need, we design,  develop, implement and manage the solutions.

This means that you benefit from a single point-of-contact, improved service levels and greater flexibility. Whether you require a single or multi-modal ground solutions, specialised or out-of-gauge transport, CEVA delivers to all regions, major cities and remote locations across Africa

We also deliver an integrated multimodal rail solution to unlock value in bulk commodity and intermodal sectors. and by leveraging strategic partnerships we design, implement, operate and manage your rail requirements that include a complete offering of materials handling, terminal/rail siding management and rail logistics flow management.


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Contract Logistics and Ground Operations

End to end supply chain services and solutions,

At CEVA Logistics Africa, our team understands the challenges of designing smarter, cost-effective and secure logistics solutions.

By combining our local expertise and leveraging our global network; we design, implement, operate and manage logistics solutions that deliver value to your business.

Tailored solutions are available for a variety of industry verticals that includes, health and medical, eCommerce, retail and consumer goods, agriculture, technology, automotive and specialized aid and relief programmes. We  provide standard or customized support for manufacturing, reliable inbound and outbound transport and a range of warehouse solutions., Our capability is your confidence.


Air Freight

Air freight is fast-moving and is the best solution when you need goods delivered, within the quickest time possible. Air freight capacity and demand can change in an instant.

By collaborating with CEVA Logistics, you benefit from our suite of air freight solutions that are fast, secure, flexible and reliable. Our team of experts work with carriers, customs, compliance, whilst managing the paperwork and providing high-quality support to ensure your supply chain is well maintained.

CEVA Logistics is a large air freight transportation provider in Africa, offering a full and comprehensive package of premium, value-add and specialist options.


Ocean Freight

Connecting strategic ports and lanes in and out of Africa

Our Ocean freight services provide you with sustainable shipping methods to move your products regionally or globally.

As one of the largest global freight forwarders, we can adapt our services in Africa to provide you with an extensive range of services, operating across our integrated worldwide network, providing you with transparent pricing, container visibility and proactive management.

We cover all major African ports and offer fast transit times, fully flexible scheduling and space protection agreements. Regardless of the size of your cargo, we customize solutions to meet your shipping requirements.

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Customs Brokerage

Our Customs Brokerage team in Africa, provide expertise across tariff and customs laws, rules and regulations for the clearance of imported or exported goods.

We provide your business with our firm commitment to delivering service excellence. Our import and export specialists will develop a deep understanding of your business, enabling them to suggest and offer improvements to deliver tangible value to your business. 

Learn more about our complete service portfolio below: 

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Delivering across Africa and to landlocked countries

Road and Rail Services: 

  • Containerized transport (reefer and ambient)
  • Temperature controlled
  • Overborder (container, LTL, FTL)    
  • National Line haul services    
  • Reverse logistics
  • Courier
  • Hazardous Cargo & Dangerous goods
  • Domestic distribution (back door and front door)
  • OOG & heavy lift    
  • Cargo and Collateral management services
  • Escorted high-value cargo
  • Dedicated block train
  • Rail logistics management
  • Multimodal terminal operations (road to rail)
  • Dedicated block train
  • Own rail sidings
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End to end supply chain services and solutions

Contract Logistics Services:  

  • Central and regional distribution
  • Multi-user facilities
  • Inbound/outbound services
  • Warehouse management system
  • Inland container Depot
  • Well-equipped facility
  • Consolidation and cross-docking
  • Packing / unpacking
  • Yard storage
  • Ambient storage
  • Reefer and temperature controlled
  • Palletising
  • Hazardous and perishable
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Connecting strategic ports and lanes in and out of Africa

Ocean Freight Services:   

  • Break Bulk Project Logistics
  • Trans shipment and distribution
  • Air Sea and Sea Air combinations
  • Global LCL network
  • Project logistics
  • Client Consolidation
  • Bulk shipping
  • Chartering
  • Charges collect
  • Reefer
  • Multimodal transport combinations (Sea/Air)
  • Heavy lift and Out of Gauge
  • Customs clearance
  • Cargo insurance
  • Reefer and temperature controlled
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Air Freight Services:
  • International Air Imports and Exports
  • Air Charter, on-board courier, project cargo
  • Perishable handling and cold chain
  • Multimodal transport combinations (Air/Sea)
  • Consolidation,
  • Trans-shipments
  • Customs clearance,
  • Cargo insurance,
  • Off Airport facilities
  • Part charter agreements give customers a space guarantee
  • Avoid having to split bigger loads over several flights which facilitates supply chain planning
  • Extensive road and rail network for last-mile delivery
  • Fast and efficient cargo transit times
  • Cost-saving with door-to-door unique services, reduced administration
  • Air Sea, Sea Air combination
  • Perishable handling and cold rooms
  • Transit time defined products
  • Collect charges acceptable
  • Express service on HAWB only
  • Onboard Courier


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Customs Brokerage Services:
  • A complete portfolio of customs services, clearance, import, export
  • Bonded warehousing
  • AEO support
  • Trade compliance
  • Full AEO Accreditation covering Customs and Security, providing Consultancy Services for 3rd Party Customers
  • Classification and value assistance
  • Import and compliance consulting
  • Import and export documentation
  • Industry-specific policy concessions
  • Licensed Customs Brokers
  • Tariff consulting
  • Brokerage services
  • Extensive knowledge of Ocean, Air and Road customs procedures 
  • Clearance capabilities at all Sea port
  • Clearance capabilities at all major airports
  • 3rd Party Customs Brokerage (Non CEVA carried Freight)
  • CVED (Common Veterinary Entry Document) – Required for all meat, fish and fishery products
  • PEACH (The Procedure for Electronic Application for Certificates system) – application for importing perishable goods
  • Experience of all major verticals including Aerospace, Automotive, Retail – Fashion & FMCG, Food and perishable goods
  • Paperless operation
  • Document and data management storage
  • Detailed bespoke reporting


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