Bidvest Panalpina Logistics (BPL) has announced a name change as well as a change of its global partner splitting from DSV/Panalpina after 46 years of commercial partnership. In line with this, it will in future trade as Bidvest International Logistics – effective early 2020 – once all regulatory changes have been completed.
Bidvest International Logistics is owned by The Bidvest Group Ltd (89%) and The Makana Investment Corporation (Pty) Ltd (11%). Bidvest and MIC, which was established by the late President Nelson Mandela to look after the families of former political prisoners, have been partners for the past 20 years, which demonstrates Bidvest’s commitment to the transformation and the empowerment of South Africans.
Bidvest International Logistics has now joined forces with EMO Trans Global Logistics as its global forwarding network partner. Through this exclusive agency partnership, Bidvest International Logistics’ global reach will extend to 335 network offices in over 140 countries. The customer-centric focus and global service offering of EMO Trans has made them the perfect choice for Bidvest International Logistics.
EMO Trans is no stranger to South Africa having worked with MIC’s operating business, Sebenza Forwarding, for the past 20 years. Through this relationship, EMO Trans has developed an in-depth understanding of the South African landscape.
Bidvest International Logistics is now strategically positioned for further growth providing end-to-end supply-chain solutions across a number of different industries. It offers international import and export services, using road, sea and air. In addition to this, it has a team of supply chain engineers who analyse, re-design and optimise customers’ logistics processes.