HESNAULT, Import/Export Logistics Expert in Africa

Established in Africa's main ports, the HESNAULT Group has been operating on the African continent since our creation nearly 60 years ago. As a result, a deep understanding of the territory and the workings of each African country has earned us the position of Leading International Freight Forwarder for Africa.

Specialising in both B2B and B2C transport management, we have THE made-to-measure international transport and African logistics solution for your goods.

Strong and high-quality local partnerships have enabled us to guarantee that the offer we make you is the best it possibly can be, meeting all your import and export needs to and from Africa.

As experts in logistics, air and sea freight and transit, we can handle all your export and import projects in Africa through our comprehensive offer:

  • Logistics & storage: receiving, storage, picking, volume optimisation
  • Cold storage, hazardous materials, valuable products, etc.
  • Sea freight
  • Full Container Load (FCL) or Less than Container Load (LCL)
  • Framework agreements with major shipowners
  • Optimised & adapted transit times
  • Air freight
  • Dedicated HESNAULT allotments
  • Affreightment, charters
  • Multimodal transport
  • Door-to-door solution with end-to-end visibility
  • Transfer without breaking bulk
  • Optimisation of costs and lead times
  • Guaranteed security

HESNAULT operates as a French freight forwarder for Africa at all African transit hubs, using our network of more than 177 local agents and correspondents to serve the entire continent.

As such, we operate in Africa's main ports: 

  • Abidjan in Côte d’ivoire
  • Dakar in Senegal
  • Cotonou in Benin
  • Douala in Cameroon
  • Lomé in Togo
  • Djibouti in Djibouti
  • Tema in Ghana
  • Lagos in Nigeria
  • Conakry in Guinea-Conakry
  • Mombasa in Kenya
  • Durban in South Africa
  • Toamasina in Madagascar
  • Port Louis on Mauritius

HESNAULT's African freight forwarding expertise

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