Global special speed logistics provider, Time:matters, has established a new hub in Brussels and extended its services to Africa.
The time:matters network for global transport now includes 16 stations on the African continent, with the special speed logistics provider serving 14 of these with standardised express transport solutions for the first time.
With immediate effect, the company is offering its customers 81 weekly direct flights between Brussels and the 16 African destinations.
Time:matters is tapping the existing Brussels Airlines (SN) network and new Brussels Airport (BRU) hub to offer the fastest possible transport without stopover, direct to the respective destination region, it says.
Customers will enjoy the same benefits at BRU as at time:matters’ other European hubs in Frankfurt, Munich and Vienna: Thanks to direct apron access, combined with physical monitoring of all shipments, time:matters guarantees not only speed and flexibility but also superb reliability and quality, it says.
Customers from the Benelux countries in particular will benefit immediately from rapid handling at the new hub from 120 minutes, while time:matters is offering transit times from 90 minutes for international shipments via Brussels.
The transport of time-critical shipments will now be available with the usual high level of reliability and precision for the destinations Abidjan (ABJ), Accra (ACC), Banjul (BJL), Bujumbura (BJM), Conakry (CKY), Cotonou (COO), Douala (DLA), Dakar (DSS), Entebbe (EBB), Freetown (FNA), Kigali (KGL), Luanda (LAD), Lomé (LFW), Yaoundé (NSI), Ouagadougou (OUA) and Monrovia (ROB), as well.
The new stations in the 16 African countries offer import shipment handling times starting at 120 minutes. This means that time:matters can handle time-critical transports, such as spare and machine parts for the local oil, shipbuilding, mining and food industries, in a time- and cost-efficient manner, it says.
In addition to standardised transport, time:matters also offers tailor-made solutions for time-critical and sensitive shipments. Specific transport solutions can be developed individually for each customer’s specific logistical challenge.
“We are considerably extending our standardised offering of special speed transport solutions in the African market by including 14 new stations,” explains Alexander Kohnen, CEO of time:matters. “Thanks to the new hub in Brussels, we are in a position to offer our customers access to our highly efficient network with the usual level of reliability and speed.”
In Brussels, time:matters customers enjoy services such as individual pick-up and delivery of shipments upon request, prioritised loading and the usual customer service support around the clock. Furthermore, there is no weight limit in respect of shipments ex-Brussels – everything can be accommodated, from a few kilogrammes to several tonnes, the company says.