CEVA Logistics significantly expands in Africa and unveils its strategic plan to become a leading, continent-wide market player

CEVA Logistics significantly expands in Africa and unveils its strategic plan to become a leading, continent-wide market player


  • CEVA has acquired a majority stake in AMI Worldwide Limited and incorporated its extensive network throughout East and Southern Africa into CEVA
  • CEVA is also integrating three CMA CGM Inland Services facilities, opening its own operations in Mauritania and creating a Joint Venture in Ethiopia
  • CEVA is ideally positioned to support Africa-wide growth trends and become a new leading player on the continent
  • The AMI and MANICA brands will gradually become CEVA Logistics with full deployment in December 2020.

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Responsive Logistics for Africa. CEVA Logistics’ expertise in Africa now stretches across the whole continent, where it is able to provide a complete range of logistics services

Marseille - France, 15 June 2020 - CEVA Logistics is launching a three-part expansion plan for the African market, through which it aims to become a leading, continent-wide market player.

With the acquisition of AMI Worldwide, CEVA Logistics is accelerating its expansion in East and Southern Africa

CEVA Logistics has acquired a controlling shareholding in AMI Worldwide, a third-party logistics provider with an extensive network in East and Southern Africa, which has more than 100 years of expertise in the region.

Effective July 1st, the AMI Worldwide office network in 12 countries in East and Southern Africa and its almost 1,000 employees will join the CEVA global network. They will provide a platform for further investment and expansion throughout the continent, with the objective of offering CEVA’s customers a seamless network, facilitating cargo movement within Africa and strengthening trade ties with the rest of the world.

CEVA Logistics is integrating three CMA CGM Inland Services facilities and opening its own new operations

Three CMA CGM Inland Services (CCIS) facilities are also joining CEVA’s network in Mali, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast. These intermodal sites provide a launch platform for the company’s freight management ambitions. They offer freight forwarding services in addition to their full range of inland solutions related to container fleet management and ocean freight value-added services such as “Reefer” (refrigerated container) management services, stuffing and de-stuffing of containers, dry port and container depot functions. These entities keep their close relationship with CEVA’s parent company, the CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, which enjoys a historically strong continental presence.

CEVA is also expanding in Mauritania, where a direct presence has been established with extensive expertise in transit corridor operations, and in Ethiopia, where a new joint venture with MACCFA will be integrated into the CEVA network once all regulatory approvals are obtained.

CEVA presses ahead to achieve its goal of becoming a market leader in Africa

With these new strategic investments, CEVA is greatly expanding its capabilities in Africa,
where it is able to provide a full range of logistics services to meet the rapid growth of the
retail and consumer goods markets there. Simultaneously, it is able to link its customers to
its strong global network alongside its best-in-class services and unmatched expertise.
In total, CEVA Logistics in Africa will represent:

  • A presence in 41 countries through 79 offices;
  • 1,300 staff members;
  • 19 full-service warehouses providing 135,000 square meters of storage capacity;
  • A fleet of 1,500 trucks

Countries served directly by CEVA in Africa now comprise:

  • West coast: Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania
  • Central Africa: Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Southern Africa: Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Eastern Africa: Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda