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Wed 7 Feb 2007 07:05 PM

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E-freight targets African market

E-freight International has become the first logistics company to join the JAFZA managed free zone in Morocco.

E-freight International has become the first logistics company to join the JAFZA managed free zone in Morocco.

The Dubai based logistics provider has signed the agreement with Jafza International, the international branch of Jebel Ali Free Zone, which involves the lease of a 10,000 square metre plot of land in the Phase 1 development of medhub-Tangier Med Global Distribution Free Zone. The zone is scheduled to become operational in September 2007.

"We have plans to globally expand, but our first focus is on the African sector. This deal with Jafza will mark the start of our plans to cater for the region," says Vijay Vikram, managing director, E-freight International.

Jafza International has a 10 year concession to manage medhub, the logistics free zone at Tangier Med. The port of Tangier allows E-freight to cater for the North and West African markets alongside Europe; with the site positioned 14km across from Spain. The medhub is also in close proximity to a new highway connecting Casablanca and Tangier, and a 45 km railway network.

"At the moment we are only in the UAE, but it doesn't mean we only handle UAE business. We provide sea to air, air to air, and logistic solutions to customers in the Middle East and Africa," said Vikram.

E-freight currently has seven offices and six warehouses spread across the UAE, including locations in Jebel Ali, Sharjah Airport Free Zone, and Dubai Airport Free Zone.

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