Shippers Council of Eastern Africa (SCEA)
An efficient logistics chain that enhances the competitiveness of cargo owners in Eastern Africa
To offer proficient, research-based advocacy and value-add services to cargo owners
Efficiency in trade logistics is a critical element of reaping the benefits of globalization. With increased globalization of economic activities coupled with rapid development of Information and Communication Technology, businesses are developing strategic and efficient distribution networks for their products. Focus is now on the transfer of goods in a predictable, timely and cost effective manner. Globally, shippers congregate under the auspices of Shippers Council to better address their issues and establish these networks.
In today’s highly competitive business environment, the quality of logistics is therefore a major influence on a firm’s choice of location, suppliers and consumer markets.
Regrettably, high logistics costs and in efficient service provision characterize the East African region and Africa at large. Consequently, the region continues to experience a slowdown in regional trade while foreign direct investments have remained inhibited leading to slow economic growth.
Delays caused by lengthy clearance procedures, port congestion, poor road and rail infrastructure among others, have rendered products from Eastern Africa uncompetitive and hence unattractive to regional and international markets.
SCEA comes in at a time when the region’s competitiveness is dwindling and by engaging governments from a regional perspective, the Council hopes to achieve greater heights of advocacy success.See more