Those, who have known me for a long time, know already that my heart has found a home in Africa. For the first time, we developed, with fairness and patience, our communication as well as initial trading relationships with Africa in the country of Sierra Leone by way of our Handelskontor Westafrika, which was founded 20 years ago.
The more I traveled to this country, the more I learned about its entirely different mentalities, customs and cultures. This is the very thing that fascinates me until today, whenever I travel to this continent with an ever-increasing enthusiasm. Since my shipping company as an international import and export specialist had over the years, too, worked with this continent and its logistical challenges, we expanded our activities into the region of Western Africa, lately, as well as Northern Africa.
That sounds like no big deal now, but it was hard work, arguably due to the fact that we are convinced in our business philosophy that there is always a solution. Well, the African markets have tried and tested us more than once. Our excellent and often personal knowledge of the infrastructure, local people and mentalities did help and do help us continuously to master even the hardest problem.
Our unconditional engagement for a smooth completion of truck, ocean and air, as well as RoRo-transports, is a given. We know the needs of our customers, are aware of the safety of their merchandise and take particularly good care of it. We do our job so you can do yours. So, just send us to “Timbuktu”. We ensure a smooth transport and completion on the way to and fro, and in the shortest of times, without “sand in the gears”. I promise.
Your Otto G.H. Haalboom
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