Egypt logistics firm expands network to Khartoum
Egypt-based Al Abbas Transport, a trading and logistics firm, has expanded its network with the addition of its latest route between Erqan and Khartoum. The new route coincides with the opening of the Egypt-Sudan overland link connecting Erqan to Sudan’s northern city of Dongola, said a statement. Mohamed Atta Gad, chairman and managing director, said: “Al Abbas Transport has seen cargo volumes to Sudan rise in the past year, reflecting the increased trade between Egypt and Sudan and prompting us to add a new transport route.” The route, which is approximately 362 km, opens up access to Northern Sudan and was done to encourage trade between the two countries, said the statement. According to recent statistics, Egypt was Sudan’s third largest investor and transport and logistics activities are also expected to increase due to the heightened trade between the two countries. The firm will begin with sending 20 trucks per day initially, loaded with various goods and merchandise. The final destination will be Khartoum. Al Abbas has also planned the establishment of a new logistics hub for goods storage in Erqan, which will accommodate the processing of incoming and outgoing goods to and from Sudan. “Our new logistics hub will facilitate the processing of commodities, goods and merchandise between Egypt and Sudan as well as ultimately destinations further into Africa such as Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania. This better serves our customers by providing them timely and efficient cargo delivery to their intended destinations,” said Atta Gad.