What, How and Why at City Logistics

City Logistics is the Leading Retail Logistics company in Southern Africa, and supply chain leaders that delivers excellence in end-to-end logistics and supply chain management. 

What are logistics services and why do we need it?

Before we look at why you need City Logistics as your strategic Retail logistics partner, we need to understand what logistics services are. Logistics service is the process of managing the flow of goods from the source of supply to customers through efficient movement of logistics. This includes the warehouse, transportation from the warehouse, and flow management of goods from point of origin to point of consumption to provide for your customer’s needs.                                                                                                          

Why do you need Logistic services?

Logistics services increase supply chain efficiency and add business value and provide customer satisfaction by delivering the correct products at the correct time.    

At City Logistics we are serious about Logistics. We understand supply chains and develop cost-effective solutions with the highest service levels.

We are customer-centric with a specific focus on the retail industry with customized logistics solutions which take our clients’ businesses further.

What types of logistics services does City Logistics offer?

  • Retail Distribution: We are customer-centric with a specific focus on retail industries and related supply chains, delivering exclusive and customized logistics solutions which take our clients’ businesses further.
  • E-Commerce Delivery Service: City Logistics is the leading logistics company who specialise in delivering bulkier products.
  • Line-Haul Service: Our long-distance vehicles are backed by a 24/7/365 Control Centre, so vehicles are constantly monitored to ensure the safety of drivers and your cargo.
  • Dedicated Contracts:  We provide dedicated contracts to leading retailers, automotive and industrial organisations in Southern Africa, enabling focus on your core business activities.
  • Distribution Centre Management: With over 100 000sqm of warehousing space, City Logistics provides a complete Distribution Centre management service to South African retailers.
  • Into Africa: By integrating logistics and over boarder management our customers are able to reach hundreds of delivery points across Africa.

City Logistics have all your Retail Logistics solutions. 

 What is a freight forwarder and why do you use Freight forwarder?

Simply put a freight forwarder manages the supply chain for the movement of goods across international borders.  It is a highly specialised and complicated field that includes the planning, execution and control of international customs clearance, physical transportation, and risk management.

Logistics in Africa is, and always will be, unique, complex and ever changing.  City Logistics understand the complexities of doing business in Africa, and we are equipped to navigate them successfully. By understanding and taking note of factors such as port congestion, poor infrastructure, lack of common standards and communication breakdowns, which are inherently unique to the African logistics context, Afrigistics has positioned itself to provide a comprehensive range of specialised end-to-end logistics solutions.

Afrigistics is City Logistics’ in-house Central Clearing Division that manages all exports and imports end to end for our valued customers, from and within Africa. 

With a network spanning 120 countries, as well as having the right people, systems and strategic partnerships, we have the resources and reach to not only deliver, but continuously exceed your expectations.

Does City Logistics offer Cross border distribution outside of SA?

Supporting the growth of our valued customers is key. As they grow in volume, so do we. City Logistics can effectively and efficiently take your cargo into the following African neighbouring countries from South Africa to Swaziland, Lesotho, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Mozambique.

How big is the City Logistics Distribution Network?

We grow with our valued customers. Our extensive network throughout Southern Africa has been developed over 30 years, offering an exclusive supply chain solution.

  • City Logistics travels over 3million km’s per month, that equals to around 75 times around the globe!
  • 97 000m2 Depot/warehouse space that equals to around 13 rugby fields.
  • City Logistics move over 300 million kgs in a year through our distribution network – that equals to around 25 million adult rhinos per month.

Now you know why you need City Logistics as your Logistics partner. Let us simplify and connect your supply chain from end to end. Get in touch with our Sales Manager gavinw@citylogistics.co.za 

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