East Africa: Kenyan Tech-Enabled Logistics Platform Amitruck Raises $4 Million, Embarks On Uganda, Tanzania Expansion

The shipping business in Africa has for years been inefficient and costly due to the traditional ways of managing operations - traditional in the sense that a shipper has to physically look for a transporter, sometimes through a middle-man, and often, once goods are delivered, the trucks almost always make the return trip empty.

For a continent like Africa, where roads are heavily used to ferry goods, any inefficiencies encountered translate into higher prices of goods for the end-customer. However, over the last one decade, tech solutions are emerging to bring efficiency into the sector and make shipping cheaper, while increasing the availability of options for shippers.

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