Connecting Africa…

According to our dream as Egyptians generation after generation to see African countries on same path like the biggest civilized countries and according
to our new Government vision and strategies for development in all African countries over the past years, ASG emerges to be the long arm for project
logistics between Egypt and all African countries, by Transporting all types of Machineries, Equipment’s, Caravans, Steel Structures, Production line, Concrete and Asphalt Plants…etc


ASG have specialized Logistics network in Africa that can handle all types and sizes of cargoes varied from LCL shipments up to very heavy Units up-to 450 Tons depends on the destination.
Also ASG have dedicated team to charter Bulk & Break Bulk vessels for all variety of raw materials, and projects materials, especially in the Red Sea area, Arabian Gulf, North, East, West and South Africa.



Africa Shipping Gate

Africa relies heavily on ships and ports to service its intercontinental trade. In recent years, the share of trade with the UnitedStates of America has fallen while trade with China has increased.. South Africa is home to the continent's third-busiest port. Lloyd's ranks Morocco's Tanger Med and Egypt's Port Said ahead — 46th and 56th, respectively. Ethiopia and Kenya INDUSTRIAL Parks have played a leading role in assurance of cargo availability once they are completed. Shipping connectivity, significantly influenced transport cost levels. It is below the global average in Africa, and strongly influenced by their geography. The best-connected countries are those at the continent’s corners, where international shipping routes connect to hub ports, notably in Morocco, Egypt and South Africa.

Existence of landlocked countries

Africa has the largest number of landlocked countries in the world, as seen in the map below. Since African ports are the gateways of the continent to the outside, landlocked countries require specific connections to coastal areas to allow them to trade with countries outside Africa.


Without such links, the economic potential of these countries is seen as very limited due to the loss of competitiveness arising from being landlocked and the creation of freight corridors connecting these countries with ports should be a priority. Since distances are typically of 500km or more, railways transport is a real alternative to road transport. Some countries such as Burkina Faso, Mali or those in Southern Africa already use the railway as a means of transport to reach the coast.

AFRICAN PLANS FOR A TRANS-CONTINENTAL ROAD NETWORK

In 2010, the trans-African master plan consisted of ten highways total of length of 57300 km, from Cairo to Cape Town and from Dakar to Djibouti. The density of this ideal network, equivalent to 1.9 km of road per 1 000 km2 is four times lower than that of the current American interstate highway network. In West Africa, the envisaged highways would link Dakar to N’Djaména via the Sahelian belt, Dakar to Lagos via the Gulf of Guinea and Lagos to the Central African Republic via Yaoundé in Cameroon. There are plans for three major trans-Saharan routes: one to link Mauritania to North Africa via the Moroccan coast, the second to connect Algiers to Nigeria via Agades and the third to link Tripoli with Chad via Fezzan. The maintenance done on existing road networks and progress on the trunks to be built varies significantly from country to country. While some missing links have been completed, for example, between Nouadhibou and Nouakchott and between Kayes and Bamako, other road segments have not yet been paved or are unlikely to be completed in the near future due to political instability, as is the case in southern Libya.


New mining developments producing high volumes Business



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    Until the recent increase in prices of commodities such as iron ore, coal or copper, many of the mineral deposits in Africa had remained unexploited due to the high costs of infrastructure necessary to access the mining areas. However, following the increase in prices, many mining projects have become profitable, attracting the interest of international investors. It is estimated that, in Africa, there are currently about 380 companies conducting mining operations with a total of about 1,500 projects across the continent (some of them still in the planning phase). To take mining products to ports or industrial areas, rail provides costs per tonne well below road transport due to its better economies of scale (in some cases by around 20%, as in the case of phosphates). For this reason, it is expected that the railway will play a decisive role in the development of mining areas, multiplying the number of existing lines in Africa.