July 15 - DB Schenker has opened a new office in Maputo, Mozambique, as well as integrating former Angolan partner Bochimar into the company's network.

In 2005, DB Schenker in Portugal was nominated as the responsible organisation for all shipments to and from Angola on a global level.

Philippe Gilbert, regional director of West Europe and responsible for countries in West Africa at DB Schenker Logistics, said that the integration of Bochimar will fortify DB Schenker's presence in Angola. "We will continue our current focus on trades between Europe and Angola, and we will certainly expand our service offering into oil and gas activities," he said.

DB Schenker's new office in Mozambique is a branch office of Schenker South Africa (Pty) Ltd, and is ready to handle all in and out-bound air and ocean freight shipments, as well as oil and gas projects, said the company.

"We are convinced that future growth in the global economy will also come from Africa," said Thomas Lieb, chairman of the Schenker AG board of management and responsible for the worldwide business of DB Schenker Logistics.