January 20 - Luxembourg-based global logistics service provider Logwin has strengthened its presence in Africa by opening its second Kenyan location in Mombasa and expanding its warehousing capacity in South Africa at its locations in Johannesburg and Cap

"Kenya and South Africa offer considerable potential for growth", says Helmut Kaspers, COO of Logwin's air and ocean division. "We wish to continue to open up this market for our customers."

Mombasa is the second largest city in Kenya and the most important port in East Africa, which is also used by neighbouring countries such as Tanzania and Uganda for their import and export trade.

In autumn 2009, Logwin's Hamburg airfreight office came to the rescue of heavy lift shipping line Beluga Shippingwhen one of its multi-purpose heavy lift ships desperately needed a new shaft for one of the two heavy duty cranes on board. The challenge was that the ship was in Shanghai, while the requisite part was in Nenzing, Austria. Furthermore, the ship would only dock in Shanghai for two more days meaning the part had to arrive within 24 hours. Despite reaching Frankfurt airport almost two hours behind schedule, the Lufthansa aircraft carrying the part arrived on time, meeting the Beluga ship.

The Logwin network comprises about 250 branches worldwide and numerous partner businesses and has about 5,500 employees worldwide.