Bolloré Logistics extends the airlift with Africa

posted on 6th July 2020 by Eddie Saunders
Bolloré Logistics extends the airlift with Africa

Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 health crisis, Bolloré Logistics is extending until 31 July 2020 its special weekly cargo freight service between Europe and West Africa, the WARA Air Service.

To respond to air transport demand and continue ensuring the continuity of supply to the African continent, Bolloré Logistics has for three months provided regular weekly links between Europe and the countries of West Africa. Every week, freight is transported via two or three all-cargo flights from Bolloré Logistics’ airport hubs in Liège, Belgium, and at Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle, France. They serve the destinations of Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), Bamako (Mali), Accra (Ghana), Freetown (Sierra Leone), Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Conakry (Guinea), Niamey (Niger), Monrovia (Liberia) and Nouakchott (Mauritania).

Bolloré Logistics’ special WARA Air Service has been maintained through 31 July 2020 and may be extended further if air freight capacity restrictions remain in place. Bolloré Logistics is closely monitoring the pandemic situation worldwide, and notably in Africa. The company has implemented an organisation system enabling the pursuit of logistics operations with a view to ensuring supply-chain continuity. It has set up a crisis unit staffed by experts tasked with overseeing an emergency plan and devising scalable solutions taking account of the directives issued by local authorities.

“In the 48 African countries in which we operate, Bolloré Logistics proposes alternative transport plans adapted to the needs of our customers. We are harnessing our unique integrated logistics network to ensure the end-to-end shipments of all types of goods to the most remote areas,” said Jérôme Petit, CEO Africa, Bolloré Logistics.