DHL Global Forwarding has signed a three-year agreement with African mining giant Ambatovy to provide freight forwarding services related to the firm’s nickel and cobalt mining activities in Madagascar.
This agreement encompasses two contracts where DHL will provide onshore and off-shore services. For the on-shore contract, DHL is responsible for providing import customs clearance for airfreight shipments of mining spare parts into Madagascar, with delivery to the Ambatovy mine site from Antananarivo to Moramanga and to the plant at Toamasina through daily shuttle services.
For off-shore services, DHL will provide international air and ocean freight for importation of mining equipment to support Ambatovy’s nickel, cobalt and ammonium sulphate production, consolidated at key DHL hubs in the US, Europe and China.
Steven Cox, Director, Supply Chain Management at Ambatovy, said, “We are delighted to partner DHL for our freight forwarding needs. It is critical we have direct access to our global suppliers in order to keep the operations up and running. With their track record in these areas, we are convinced they are the right partner to drive improvements in our supply chain and business.”