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DB Schenker Expands African Footprint

DB Schenker Logistics is expanding its presence in Africa. Former partner Bochimar Lda. has been integrated into the DB Schenker network, after nine years of a strong and growing partnership.

Thomas Lieb, chairman of the Schenker AG board of management and responsible for the worldwide business of DB Schenker Logistics, said, "In line with our growth strategy, we continue to intensify our own presence in interesting markets. We are convinced that future growth in the global economy will also come from Africa."

In 2005, DB Schenker in Portugal was nominated as the responsible organization for all shipments to and from Angola, on a global level. In 2013, DB Schenker and Bochimar handled over 3,400 containers of ocean freight and over 1,100 tons in airfreight.

Philippe Gilbert, director of region Europe West, DB Schenker Logistics, also responsible for countries in Western , said that "This process will fortify our presence in Angola and will guarantee innovative and cost-efficient transport and logistics solutions from one source.

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