MSC at the African Fine Coffees Conference in Kigali


MSC was proud to participate in this year’s African Fine Coffees Conference, a premier event for coffee professionals from around the world, which took place from 15-17 February 2023 at the Kigali Convention Centre in Kigali, Rwanda.

The AFCC brings together industry leaders, coffee growers, traders, roasters, and other stakeholders to share knowledge, network, and discuss the latest trends and developments in the African coffee industry. As a leading player in global coffee transportation, MSC sees great value in participating in this important event and is looking forward to connecting with other industry professionals and learning more about the unique opportunities and challenges facing African coffee producers.

As a global leader in the container shipping and logistics industry, MSC has the resources and expertise to connect coffee producers in Africa with buyers around the globe.

In 2021, coffee exports from Africa were valued at nearly 2.5 billion U.S. dollars, with Ethiopia leading the way at 1.2 billion U.S. dollars and Uganda following with 594.2 million U.S. dollars. MSC’s presence in the African coffee industry is a significant contributor to this success due to its network of shipping routes connecting the continent’s top coffee-producing countries, such as Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda, to key markets in Europe, Asia, and North America. In addition, by using ports like Mombassa and Dar El Salaam, MSC can ensure coffee beans are efficiently transported from Africa to buyers worldwide, arriving fresh and in optimal condition.

In addition to its shipping services, MSC also offers a range of logistics solutions to support the coffee industry in Africa. These include warehousing, packaging, distribution services, and value-added services such as quality control and traceability. MSC’s logistics solutions help to ensure that coffee beans are stored, packaged, and transported in a way that preserves their quality and freshness.

Paul Bletterman spoke at the conference about how the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) impacts on doing supply chain business in Africa. The AfCFTA aims to create a single market for goods and services across the African continent to increase trade, economic growth, and regional integration. He will cover how MSC and its involvement in the African coffee industry can play an essential role in supporting the goals of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

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