Kenyan logistics firm, Express Shipping and Logistics Company (ESL) has launched branch offices in Kampala to tap into Uganda’s oil and gas sector.
As Uganda draws closer to the country’s first oil flow around 2020, Express Shipping says their entry into the country was one of their strategic objectives to draw closer customers and increase the foot print to the great lakes region.
Silvester Katuta, the Managing Director of ESL explained that although Uganda’s oil and gas sector is still in infancy, there is need to ease and quicken logistics management, handling crucial tasks so that their customer’s focus on what they do best.
“Ship owners, charterers, customers and carrier partners enjoy an exceptional experience grounded in ESL’s mission to deliver distinctive service that powers our customers to be market leaders in their respective markets,” he said.
Katuta added; “Our coming to Uganda and being in the rest of East Africa is timely because we have companies and individuals who will need heavy logistical equipment and we believe some will pass through the Kenyan coast so we will provide these services from Mombasa through Kampala to the Albertine region.”
ESL specializes in warehousing, intermodal services, road transport, dangerous goods management, customs clearing and forwarding, air and ocean freights, ships agency and ships brokerage.
Source: by Justus Lyatuu for The Observer