Transport and Logistics in Zambia, Market Focus

By Bolloré Logistics Zambia

 Located in Southern Africa, Zambia is a landlocked country connected to ports by various corridors: the Southern corridor with Durban, South Africa, the Eastern corridor to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, South East to Beira in Mozambique and the Western corridor to Walvis Bay in Namibia.


With an annual production of 750,000 tons of copper with potential upswing for 2017, Zambia’s economy depends largely on commodity prices. The Government recognized the need to diversify the economy and open the country to investors.

Zambia's vision for the agricultural sector is to increase and diversify agriculture production and productivity. The country’s growth and development programs rest on robust information, communication and technological advances. The main thrust of the energy sector will be to expand electricity generation, transmission capacities and move away from subsidies in the fuel sector. A number of wind and solar projects are in the pipeline for the next 18 months, adding much needed capacity to the national grid.

Established in the country since 1972, Bolloré Logistics Zambia is a specialist in integrated logistics solutions. With a staff count of 298 and head offices in Lusaka, it is well represented country-wide with offices at the Lusaka International Airport, in Ndola, Kitwe, Chingola and 10 border offices at Chanida, Chirundu, Mwami, Mpulungu Harbour, Kasumbalesa, Katima Mulilo, Kazungula, Nakonde, Victoria Falls and Livingstone.

​North of Zambia, the Chingola Hub has a capacity of 70,000 sqm – including 18,000 sqm of bonded warehouse dedicated to transshipment of copper and cobalt from the DRC Katanga region and re-agents (Sulphur, Lime, Magnesium oxide) from Southern and Eastern corridors.

​Located only 40 km away from the Kasumbalesa border with the DRC, the Hub employs 85 people and handles 360,000 tons of copper, cobalt and reagents throughout the year.

The company offers various services in the Logistics industry from Export of commodities, cement and sugar to great lakes region through the port of Mpulungu and the sub-region to mining projects, supply chain and international forwarding services to value-added warehousing services to global market leaders such as Airtel or Unilever. Today, Bolloré Logistics Zambia is the top clearing agent in the country in number of entries with an average of 7,000 per month.

With continued focus and dedication to Quality Management Systems and processes, Bolloré Logistics Zambia obtained the ISO 9001:2008 early 2017.


1. Domestic trucking haulage in Zambia.
2. The Chingola Hub possesses a capacity of 70,000 sqm, – including 18,000 sqm of bonded warehouse.
3. Bolloré Logistics Zambia’s 2,155 sqm warehousing space dedicated to Unilever with four-level racks and a capacity of around 2,000 pallets.
4. Bolloré Logistics Zambia received the Commercial Service Logistics Award for 2016 by the Kitwe & District Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the 2nd year in a row.

Olivier Terra

Managing Director
Bolloré Transport & Logistics Zambia

T: +260 211 246 061


Sales Team
Bolloré Logistics Zambia

T: +260 211 246 191/6