Oman’s Asyad Group inks MoU to set up multimodal logistics park in Tanzania

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Desk Reporter
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Asyad Group Tanzania Post sign MoU
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Oman’s global integrated logistics service provider, Asyad Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tanzania Post to explore the potential of establishing a multimodal logistics business park and eCommerce hub in the city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The memorandum aims at augmenting revenues and employing Asyad Group’s offering and expertise to enable and accelerate Tanzania Post’s express and eCommerce capabilities.

As per the MoU, the multimodal logistics business park will be designed to serve as a one-stop-shop solution for all services required to ensure the development of a world-class eCommerce hub.

These include a range of products and services, such as warehousing, fulfillment center, and cold chain solutions, as well as courier express parcels (CEP), container freight solutions, and freight forwarding, driven by logistics technology and digital solutions, the Group said.

Nasser bin Ahmed Al Sharji
Nasser bin Ahmed Al Sharji
CEO
Oman Post & ASYAD Express

“This MoU signed between Asyad Group and Tanzania Post is a significant addition to the Group’s toolkit, as it helps translate our commercial plans to position Oman as a global logistics hub and a transit gateway to East Africa, the Middle East, the Arabian Gulf, and India. We are proud to pursue our efforts to enter the Tanzanian market in a way that further improves the global logistics sector and enables its development in the East Africa Region. We plan to utilize this cooperation to continue to launch our world-class logistics services in African markets which will unlock bilateral trade opportunities and allow us to deploy additional commercial and logistics offerings, with a key focus on eCommerce activities in the rapidly growing Tanzanian market.”

Mr. Nape Moses Nnauye, Minister of Information, Communication, and Information Technology of the United Republic of Tanzania, stated that this MoU will contribute to expanding the partnership between the two sides in the fields of logistics and trade exchange.

The MoU also targets conducting a feasibility study to provide a strategic direction for the project execution roadmap and investment strategy, taking the original partnership between Tanzania Post and Asyad to the next level.

This involves assessing the overall feasibility of establishing a fully-fledged logistics park in Tanzania offering multimodal logistics services that connect Oman to Tanzania and open the East Africa region for end-to-end logistics using Tanzania as a regional logistics hub.

“Asyad Group is the leading provider of eCommerce supply chain solutions in Oman, and we will work closely together under this partnership to empower our businesses to reach customers in Oman and the world and connect the Tanzanian and Omani markets with top-notch logistics solutions,” commented Mr. Macrice Daniel Mbodo, Postmaster General of Tanzanian Posts Corporation (TPC).

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