South African air freight wholesaler expands
The South African arm of air freight wholesaler AMI said it is relocating its Johannesburg headquarters in early June.
The new, larger facility, five minutes from the city's Oliver Tambo Airport, will double the company's existing warehousing space. The facility has a designated dangerous goods holding area, strong room, and four loading bays. AMI said it will provide off-airport bonded facilities.
'Despite the tough period our industry has experienced, AMI South Africa has shown consistent growth, and we have now outgrown our current facility,' said Mike Todd, AMI regional director for Africa. 'We take the long-term view: this is an investment in our future.'
AMI South Africa was launched under a previous moniker in 2002 and acquired by AMI in 2008; it offers trade-only wholesale air freight services to 350 destinations. The company has operations in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, along with 17 offices in the United States, Europe, Far East and Australasia.