Bolloré Logistics to Propose a Weekly Rail Service from Djibouti to Indode, Ethiopia

February 18th, 2020

Bolloré Logistics flagged off from Djibouti the first unimodal train fully loaded with 102 TEUs bound for Indode Station in Ethiopia. The cargo, which belongs to clients of Bolloré Logistics, is the first containerized consignment to be transported exclusively on rail from Djibouti to Ethiopia.

Through an agreement with Ethio-Djibouti Railways (EDR), Bolloré Logistics will propose to its customers a weekly departure from Djibouti to Indode to provide them with a faster and more efficient transport solution. 

The Ethio-Djibouti Rail is an electronically powered standard gauge rail which cuts transit time between the two countries to 15 hours compared to road transport which can take around three days. 

 

About Bolloré Logistics Ethiopia

Bolloré Logistics is a global transport and logistics leader. The company became one of the key partners in the supply chain and one of the ten biggest companies in transport and logistics worldwide, with the largest integrated logistics network in Africa.

Our 125 experts based in Ethiopia are committed to offering their customers a full range of services. Our teams undertake to carry out cost efficient solutions with the utmost responsiveness, respect for the commitments and compliance.

For any information required, please feel free to contact Bolloré Logistics dedicated team on sales.djibouti@bollore.com.

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