Third-party logistics services provider Dachser has opened a branch office in Port Elizabeth, which is situated in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.
This is Dachser's fourth South African branch office, adding to locations in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.
According to Detlev Duve, managing director of Dachser South Africa, the company plans to tap logistics opportunities in the Eastern Cape, especially with the inception of the Port of Ngqura, which lies 12 miles northeast of Port Elizabeth at the mouth of the Coega River.
"It is important to us to offer our customers, particularly in the automotive industry, a transport solution and a connection to our global logistics network from Port Elizabeth to the rest of South Africa," added Thomas Reuter, managing director Dachser Air & Sea Logistics.
Harold Thomas has been appointed manager of the Port Elizabeth branch office.
"Dachser South Africa is committed to employing and training local staff. Job creation will continue to be important to us, especially given the high unemployment rate in the region," Duve said.