Bollore Transport & Logistics has successfully handled the first direct shipment of Kenyan farmers’ coffee to South Korea without the use of a coffee brokerage.
The shipment that was flagged off in March docked weeks after into the country, after Bolloré Transport & Logistics was contracted to oversee the processing, bulking, stuffing and shipping of the containerized cargo.
Through this operation, Bolloré Logistics was able to support 9,582 small-scale farmers from the South Rift Region of Kenya.
Bolloré Transport & Logistics has by far, the largest public warehouse licensed by the Coffee Board of Kenya with 15,000 SqM dedicated space in Nairobi and Mombasa and services centered on storage, in house processing, logistical planning, land and sea transport.
Established in Kenya since 1968, the Bollore Logistics has developed specialized expertise and facilities for a wide range of industry including Manufacturing & Retail FMCG, Commodities, Aid & Relief, Oil & Gas, Mining, and telecoms among others.
The company handles 60% of all coffee exports from Kenya and operates the largest licensed coffee warehouse with 15,000 SqM dedicated to coffee.
Kenya is eying duty-free access to South Korea, targeting coffee, tea, mate and spices, which attract an 8% duty, as the benchmark in growing its share of the Korean market.
In 2018, the country exported 12% of its coffee to South Korea.