December 22, 2016
TOKYO-MOL Logistics (Japan) Co., Ltd. (President: Tetsuya Minato) today announced that it is proceeding with plans to open a branch in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. It will place the new branch under the control of its operations in the European market, and will allocate one Japanese employee from Europe, with the opening slated for March 2017.
In August 2016, the Nairobi Declaration was adopted at the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), confirming further efforts to promote economic diversification and industrialization in Africa.
Nairobi is the central city of East Africa, and Jomo Kenyatta International functions as the region’s major hub airport. In addition, the Port of Mombasa is East Africa’s largest port, and the gateway to inland markets.
MOL Logistics will provide high-quality transport services such as air shipments of cut flowers and high value-added products into and out of Kenya, ocean transport of heavyweight cargoes including plant facilities and equipment, truck/railway transport from the Port of Mombasa to inland Africa, overseas removal services for executives transferring overseas or returning home, and other services. In future, we plan to expand our network in Africa with the opening of the Nairobi branch.
MOL Logistics continually develops and expands its logistics network on a global scale, and meets various logistics needs in close partnership with its customers.