Novalog is France’s “competitiveness cluster” dedicated to logistics innovation and supply chain. Created by the French Government, its objective is to mobilize key factors of world-class competitiveness, specifically the capacity for innovation to develop growth and employment in the logistics chain. To those ends, the Novalog cluster promotes the emergence, support, labeling, and research funding of innovative collaborative projects that assist in the development of logistics enterprises and those enterprises relying on well-functioning supply chains.Read more
“Created by Zakaria Dabone from Burkina Faso and his multicultural team, the Bifasor platform seeks to become the African Uber for transport and logistics professionals.”Read more
International Women’s Day - Portrait of Mrs. Joyce Owusu, CEO of custom house agency Akwaaba Assist Ltd.
The logistics sector has been and is still dominated by men. While there has been much advancement in getting women involved in the industry – 20% of logistics professionals are women – progress is still to be made.Read more
Fed up of the limited infrastructure available in Africa for transporting goods, the continent’s tech-savvy entrepreneurs are stepping up to address the need: tech-forward logistics startups are springing up Africa-wide. Disrupt Africa introduces five of the most exciting African e-shipping startups to watch (and use).Read more
With over three decades of experience in transportation and logistics in Burkina Faso, Ali Traoré is one of the sector’s key players in West Africa. His latest assignment has been to serve as a mentor to Bifasor, providing the startup with his rich expertise. The following interview was conducted in Mr. Traoré’s office in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, during Bifasor’s trip to West Africa in July 2016.Read more
“With its team composed of five people, the company seeks to gather carriers, freight forwarders, warehouse operators, but also mechanics and garages, on a single web platform which has been opened to everyone in Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Ghana. At the risk of counteracting reigning brokers who rule a sector which is still mostly informal.”Read more