Industry outlook - African champions: dealing with the Covid-19 crisis

Post-Covid logistics in Africa: Taking up challenges, seizing opportunities

Thu 2 Jul
14:00 - 15:15 UTC
In partnership with Afreximbank
With Maersk’s Logistics branch showing a net profit of $202 million and MSC doubling its container traffic in the Lomé port in the first quarter of 2020, many logistics companies showed how to maintain margins before the pandemic. However, with global trade set to decline in 2020, companies’ investments expected to dry up, and countries budget at stress, uncertainties remain high and challenges, like opportunities, are rising. What form the sector’s consolidation will take in a post-Covid world? What impact will the deterioration of states’ public accounts have on logistics projects and the shape of public-private partnerships?


Key points:

  • Global competition, supply chain disruption: How were companies able to survive the crisis?
  • Buyouts, digitisation, relocations… what changes are to be expected in the foreseeable future?
  • Companies, DFIs, States: how to build mutually beneficial partnerships?

This webinar is part of a serie of sectorial webinars, “African champions: dealing with the Covid-19 crisis”, devoted to business leaders operating in Africa, brought to you by the AFRICA CEO FORUM and sponsors.

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Who should attend?

This webinar is primarily intended for CEOs, members of executive committees, legal directors and financial directors of large African companies.


The African Export-Import Bank is a pan-African multilateral financial institution devoted to financing and promoting intra and extra-African trade. Established in 1993 by African governments, African private and institutional investors, and non-African investors, it has approved over $67 billion in credit facilities for African businesses. It is rated A- (GCR), Baa1
(Moody’s), BBB- (Fitch).


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