Bertrand Kerguelen and AGL’s Captain Fabjanko Kokan
Africa Global Logistics (AGL), during its brand presentation ceremony at the Radisson Blu, Mammy Yoko Hotel, pledged its continued support to the development of Sierra Leone and the African Continent. With over 23, 000 employees in 49 countries, the company connects Africa to Africa and the rest of the world.
AGL relies on its 250 subsidiaries in Africa, Haiti, and Timor to provide port, ocean, logistics, and railway solutions.
Through its three subsidiaries in Sierra Leone, AGL offers economic operators in Freetown and logistics solutions in all sectors of activities that govern economic life in the country.
For more than 50 years, through its multi-modal logistics solutions (Container and Breakbulk Terminal, Clearing and Forwarding (Sea freight and Air Freight), Shipping Agency) AGL has put its know-how at the service of socio-economic development in Sierra Leone. Thanks to the synergy of its resources, it takes an active part in major development projects in West Africa.
”Our teams are committed to offering tailor-made logistics solutions that meet the specific needs of our customers,” says Bertrand Kerguelen, Country Manager of AGL, assuring that they are in the country to stay and contribute to national development. He called on his staff to collaborate for the country’s transformation.
Martin Maada George, Company Secretary of Sierra Leone Port and Habour Authority, in his statement, said that as a landlord of the port, they appreciate the transition at the Freetown Terminal Limited, which has contributed greatly to national economic development. “With AGL as a new name, we are committed to working with the group for more wins,” he said.
AGL’s Captain Fabjanko Kokan, thanked partners, the government, management, and staff of the company, adding that the new brand was ushered in March 2023 in Paris. “We believe that if you want to move faster, go alone, but if you want to go successfully, go with others. We are committed to continue investing to support Africa’s transformation,” he said, saying that the company believes in investing in human capital to succeed. “If you want to change Africa and the world, you need to invest in human capital,” Kokan said, adding that humility is one of their core values. “We invested yesterday, We are investing today and we will continue to invest tomorrow. AGL will stay in the heart of Africa’s transformation,” he added and furthered that “we can build ports, terminals, roads or buy equipment, but if we forget to invest in human capital, we will not be able to achieve our target.”
AGL is the credo of a major player in transport and logistics in Africa, which intends to mobilize the power of its new shareholder (MSC) to develop and participate in the emergence of a virtuous value chain for Africa and Africa.
Its common vision is a fundamental confidence in Africa and its ability to develop. Its strategy in this regard is to contribute to Africa’s sustainable growth. AGL’s core values are based on those of the MSC Group and will serve as its compass.
Africa Global Logistics ( AGL ), formerly Bolloré Africa Logistics until 2023, is a French company created in 2008, and specialized in transport and logistics activities in Africa, a subsidiary of the Swiss shipowner, MSC, since December 2022.
From 2008 to 2022, Africa Global Logistics was a subsidiary of Bollore Transport and Logistics, the transport and logistics activities of the Bollore Group worldwide. The company’s headquarters are in Puteaux, west of Paris in France. The company is deployed in 45 countries in Africa through 250 subsidiaries, employs 25,000 people in 2013, and its turnover represents 80% of that of the Bolloré group.
In 2008, the company, Africa Global Logistics (AGL), was created to bring together the infrastructure and logistics activities of the Bolloré group on the African continent.