Africa Global Logistics (AGL) has appointed Gilles Duffaut as director of international logistics development.  

Gilles Duffaut

Source: Africa Global Logistics (AGL)

Gilles Duffaut as director of international logistics development

Together with Eric Melet, ceo of logistics and rail solutions, Duffaut is responsible for developing the international network at the African multimodal logistics operator. He has over 30 years of experience in the transport and logistics sector, particularly Africa and Asia. Prior to joining AGL, he was ceo at GEFCO

With his appointment, AGL – formerly Bolloré Africa Logistics – aims to strengthen relationships between its African network and the rest of the world and ensure the growth of its logistics and freight forwarding operations. He will be responsible for coordinating ties with AGL’s partner logistics networks, including that of Bolloré Logistics, with whom the company has signed a cooperation agreement. 

AGL’s network spans 250 logistics and maritime agencies, 22 port and rail concessions, 66 dry docks, and two river terminals. Recently, it commissioned the Zanzibar Multipurpose Terminal (ZMT).  

With the assistance of the MSC Group, of which AGL is a member, ZMT will help to streamline trade in the region and boost the attractiveness of Zanzibar, while accelerating the country’s economic development. 

With a 240-m quay and 11 m of draught, the port is part of a local development strategy that will benefit local communities and includes a training programme for the company’s employees. The company will also draw up an action plan to reduce the terminal’s environmental impact.