time:matters expands African network and adds a new hub

posted on 1st August 2019 by Justin Burns
time:matters expands African network and adds a new hub

Speed logistics specialist time:matters has established a new hub in Brussels and extended its services to Africa via Brussels Airlines flights.

The network now includes 16 stations on the African continent, with 14 of these with standardised express transport solutions for the first time.

With immediate effect, the company is offering its customers 81 weekly direct flights between Brussels Airport and the 16 African destinations.

These have come online as time:matters is now using the existing Brussels Airlines (pictured below) network, which is part of its parent company the Lufthansa Group, meaning it can now offer the fastest possible transport via direct flights to the respective destination region.

The African network now includes Abidjan, Accra, Banjul, Bujumbura, Conakry, Cotonou, Douala, Dakar, Entebbe, Freetown, Kigali, Luanda, Lomé, Yaoundé, Ouagadougou and Monrovia. The new stations in the 16 African countries offer import shipment handling times starting at 120 minutes.

The new hub at Brussels Airport will enjoy the same benefits there as at time:matters’ other European hubs in Frankfurt, Munich and Vienna, including direct apron access combined with physical monitoring of all shipments which time:matters said guarantees not only speed and flexibility but also reliability and quality.

Customers from the Benelux countries in particular will benefit immediately from rapid handling at the new hub from 120 minutes, while time:matters is offering transit times from 90 minutes for international shipments via Brussels.

This means time:matters can handle time-critical transports, such as spare and machine parts for the local oil, shipbuilding, mining and food industries, in a time- and cost-efficient manner.

In addition to standardised transport, time:matters also offers tailor-made solutions for time-critical and sensitive shipments. The right transport solution can therefore be developed individually for each customer’s specific logistical challenge.
 
“We are considerably extending our standardized offering of Special Speed transport solutions in the African market by including 14 new stations,” said Alexander Kohnen, CEO of time:matters. “Thanks to the new hub in Brussels, we are in a position to offer our customers access to our highly efficient network with the usual level of reliability and speed.”

In Brussels, time:matters customers enjoy services such as individual pick-up and delivery of shipments upon request, prioritized loading and the usual customer service support around the clock. Furthermore, there is no weight limit in respect of shipments ex Brussels – everything can be accommodated, from a few kilograms to several tonnes.