Logistics and supply chain infrastructure development in Africa

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The impact of global logistics and supply chain strategy has generated intense debate in both the academic sector and industry. But the significance of trade logistics infrastructure as a prerequisite for easier and better movement of goods and services in the twenty-first-century Africa has attracted little attention. Researchers and business analysists on Africa agree that Africa's economies are growing as the continent emerges as a strategic trading bloc with a growing wealth and urban-centric population. there are however, growing concerns that poor logistical freight infrastructure, such as road and rail networks, air and seaports, as well as inadequate modern technologies pose difficult challenges to trade within Africa and between Africa and the rest of the world.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLogistics and Global Value Chains in Africa
Subtitle of host publicationThe Impact on Trade and Development
EditorsAdebisi Adewole, John J. Struthers
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Publishers
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-77652-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-77651-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2018

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies of Sustainable Business in Africa
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan


  • Logistics
  • Logistics Capabilities
  • Supply Chain management
  • Road/Freight transport
  • Air Transport
  • Seaports electronic technology
  • Dangote group
  • high speed light railway projects
  • regulatory reforms
  • Africa Development


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