Scan Global Logistics (SGL) has opened its first office in Nairobi, Kenya.


From left to right: Anders Johansen, senior director Africa – air and ocean; and Duncan Wagura, managing director of SGL Kenya.

SGL said it is already strongly represented in Western Africa with offices in Togo, Benin, Mali, Ivory Coast, Senegal and South Africa. The latest office boosts its footing on the east of the continent.

Kenya’s logistics potential is increasingly growing due to improved infrastructure, the company added. With the standard gauge railway (SGR) opening, connecting coastal Mombasa with inland Nairobi, the improved road infrastructure over the last years, and Kenya’s advantageous location as the gateway for East Africa, SGL sees great potential by investing in the region.

“Kenya is fast developing and becoming a logistics hub for East Africa. The market is ripe for an international logistics company offering comprehensive end-to-end solutions to local and global customers. Moreover, Africa is the fastest growing continent with a population of 1.5 billion and a growing middle class. Our future expansion strategy includes but is not limited to, neighbouring countries Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda,” said Lars Syberg, ceo of EMEA at SGL.