Manica Group Namibia remains industry leader

Manica Group Namibia has, through quality service and a hunger to be the best, established itself as a leader of the industry.

26 November 2021 | Business

PULL QUOTE: Trudi van Rooyen, Manica Group Namibia: “Think of how a can of beans end up in a shop, or how those big yellow mining trucks get from Germany to a mine in Namibia. That’s logistics.”

Iréne-Mari van der Walt







Freight logistics and marine services provider Manica has a long history stretching back to the early pioneering years of cargo shipping when Theodore Woker and his partner Maertins founded a shipping and forwarding agency called Maertins & Woker. In the decades that followed, Manica underwent a myriad of name changes as the two partners acquired stakes in other companies and the business grew. Eventually in 1995, more than 70 years after it was founded, the company would come to be known under the name Manica Group Namibia.

Today, Manica is well-established in the marine services, materials handling and logistics industry. At the core of their work is the movement of goods from where they are to where they need to be.

“Think of how a can of beans end up in a shop, or how those big yellow mining trucks get from Germany to a mine in Namibia. That’s logistics,” said Trudi van Rooyen.

However, Manica is much more than simply moving beans. The group offers a wide range of marine, freight and logistics services for all types of vessels and freight cargo to any destination worldwide. In order to keep their promise of cutting-edge, professional service, Manica utilises a well-established international network of logistics partners to ensure all local and international freight reaches its destination on time.

Manica specialises in the full scope of logistics including clearing and forwarding, ships’ agency, cargo-handling, warehousing, intermodal transport, cross border and project freight, airport ground-handling, shipping, industrial lubricants, bunkering, stevedoring, launch services and shore-based logistics support for the oil and gas industry.

The group’s portfolio stretches even longer than its services list, boasting experience in providing critical logistics services to sectors such as mining, retail, infrastructure development, energy, fishing, construction, manufacturing, agriculture, marine, pharma and hospitality, to name but a few.

As part of its driving aims to strengthen the Walvis Bay Port as the leading logistics hub in Africa, Manica invested in two state-of-the-art mobile ship-to-quay bagging plants. On their maiden deployment, the bagging plants handled a record-breaking 20 000 tonnes of sulphur from the vessel’s ship-hold to quay to storage in six days.

Manica believes in being a solution-seeking and results driven group of companies with a strong commitment to creating lasting relationships, ensuring excellent customer service, the development of the local logistics industry and the promotion of the ports of Walvis Bay and Lüderitz.

The secret to its success may lie in its agility, flexibility to adapt to changes in the market, its people and the passion they have for logistics.

Similar News

 

World's 10 richest men doubled wealth

1 day - 18 January 2022 | Business

The world's 10 wealthiest men doubled their fortunes during the first two years of the coronavirus pandemic as poverty and inequality soared, a report said...

COMPANY NEWS IN BRIEF

1 day - 18 January 2022 | Business

BBVA to pay billions to shareholdersSpain's BBVA expects to distribute more than 7 billion euros (US$8 billion) to shareholders in 2021 and 2022, around a...

NAMFISA cautions the public on microlenders

2 days ago - 17 January 2022 | Business

STAFF REPORTERThe Namibia Financial Institution Supervisory Institutions (NAMFISA) is cautioning the public on microlenders retaining possession of bank cards and PIN codes, original identification documents,...

COMPANY NEWS IN BRIEF

2 days ago - 17 January 2022 | Business

J&J reaches opioid settlementJohnson & Johnson on Friday said it had agreed to pay US$44 million to resolve claims that it fuelled the opioid epidemic...

COMPANY NEWS IN BRIEF

5 days ago - 14 January 2022 | Business

Foxconn plant restarts productionApple Inc supplier Foxconn restarted production at its plant in southern India on Wednesday, a company official said, over three weeks after...

COMPANY NEWS IN BRIEF

6 days ago - 13 January 2022 | Business

Volkswagen to double electric car salesVolkswagen AG said it would likely double sales of its ID battery electric vehicles in China this year and aims...

COMPANY NEWS IN BRIEF

1 week ago - 11 January 2022 | Business

GM recognizes California's authorityGeneral Motors Co on Sunday said it had agreed to recognize California’s authority to set vehicle emission standards under the Clean Air...

Katti ecstatic as Kombat resumes production

1 week ago - 07 January 2022 | Business

STAFF REPORTERWINDHOEKBusinessman Knowledge Katti, who owns 10% in Kombat Mine through his company Havana Investments, has expressed delight that the mine produced its first copper...

IPPR weighs in on green hydrogen plans

1 week ago - 07 January 2022 | Business

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has highlighted many of the challenges Namibia will have to face in getting a green hydrogen industry...

Namibia aims to become hydrogen superpower

1 week ago - 06 January 2022 | Business

ELNA SCHUTZJOHANNESBURG"So now finally, we're on the map," says Philip Balhoa about Lüderitz, a town in southern Namibia, where harsh desert meets pale ocean.The port...

Latest News

SPYL gives Sheya the cold...

1 hour ago | Politics

KENYA KAMBOWE RUNDUSwapo Party Youth League (SPYL) secretary Ephraim Nekongo says comments by former...

Central bank disputes finding of...

1 hour ago | Banking

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKThe Bank of Namibia has come to the defence of its governor Johannes !Gawaxab, who recently scored a D+ grade in an international survey...

N$37m in drugs seized last...

1 hour ago | Crime

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKDrugs to the value of more than N$37 million were confiscated last year in Namibia, while more than 1 000 suspects were arrested.Last month,...

23% of target population vaccinated

1 hour ago | Health

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKAs of the beginning of this week, Namibia has administered 413 876 first doses of Covid-19 vaccines, translating to 23.3% of the target population...

Otjozondjupa governor starts year off...

1 hour ago | Government

ENZO AMUELEOTJIWARONGOOtjozondjupa governor James Uerikua and the chairperson of the Otjozondjupa regional council, Marlayn Mbakera, invited journalists to the office of the governor this week...

‘We will die fighting’

1 hour ago | History

NAMPAWINDHOEKThe Ovaherero Genocide Foundation (OGF) says legitimate Ovaherero and Nama communities who were targeted for extermination by imperial Germany will fight the restorative justice battle...

In defence of the president...

1 hour ago | Opinion

PROFESSOR JOSEPH DIESCHOThanks go to The Villager’s Big Lips for his truthful assessment of President Geingob’s litany of annual governance themes and declarations, all of...

Swimming lessons a success

1 hour ago | Sports

LIMBA MUPETAMIWINDHOEKFrom 20 to 23 December last year, Marlins Aquatic Club (MAC) sponsored Herta Becker, who has more than 35 years’ experience as a swimming...

Bucs star Deon Hotto invests...

1 hour ago | Sports

KICKOFF Orlando Pirates midfielder Deon Hotto has revealed that just like his on-field talents, he is just as skilled at his passion outside of...

Load More