Argo is a partner of Tristan Group, a highly reputed procurement house on the African continent with 20 years of experience in logistics. Mastering the supply chain is essential to making a difference in Africa. This is Argo’s strength, a customer-centered dedication to offering secure, personalised freight forwarding and logistics solutions with a focus on our African continent.
Argo’s value proposition leverages our logistics and freight forwarding specific expertise with Tristan Group’s knowledge and experience of trading in Africa. In this way, Argo is aligned with Tristan’s vision to propose qualitative and competitive solutions to our customers’ needs.
Argo/ ɑːrɡoʊ/Proper noun
In Greek mythology, the ship in which Jason and his companions, the Argonauts, sailed in the quest for the Golden Fleece.
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Argo offers a wide range of freight forwarding and logistics services for imports and exports worldwide, with a focus on the African continent.
Responsive and agile perfectly describe Argo’s client orientated structure. Services are tailor-made to the client’s needs with a team that is reachable 24/7.
Argo representatives speak English, French, Portuguese, Afrikaans (four languages spoken in Africa), as well as Spanish.
Our storage facility of 600 m2 is in Woodstock and conveniently located just behind Cape Town Port.
Argo is WCA affiliated and serves 850 cities and ports worldwide with a presence in South Africa, Mozambique, Angola, Congo, Gabon, Uganda. WCA is the world’s largest and most powerful network of independent freight forwarders with 7000+ agencies in 190 countries around the world.
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With the arrival of a new global crisis coming in the form of a pandemic, the world continues grasp how to deal with this unprecedented emergency. Some countries are dealing with this predicament in stricter ways than others, this is the case of South Africa.
A harsh but seemingly effective lockdown was installed in the country with citizens not being able to jog or even buy alcohol.
On the positive side, South Africa has one of the lowest death tolls in the world so far, we are hoping our country will be back on track to resume normality soonest.
Despite strict lockdown, Argo is authorized to operate for essential commodities. We are ready to take on this challenge and will continue to work to provide the best services to our clients.
Recent statistics have illustrated that South Africa’s cherished wine industry may finally be on the upturn. Studies have shown that wine producers made a profit of 28 % last year an increase of 13 % compared to previous years, however according to the wine industry body Vinpro, there is still a long road towards sustainability.
Despite all this, one third of wine producers are still not profitable, as factors such as ageing vineyards and restricted new plantings have resulted in lower production levels. Not to forget some still recovering from the major droughts.
South Africa is ranked ninth when it comes to the world’s wine producing countries, a very impressive statistic when considering that the western cape produces more than 90 % of our countries wine. Revenue for wine exports is estimated 663 million euros, ranking sixth in the world. Wine is as revealed, a very substantial source of income for the Western Cape, also bearing in mind the vast amount of tourism it attracts. To see that wine producers and makers are now finally on the up is a sign of encouragement for better things to come.
Ethiopian Airlines has announced plans to begin construction this year of what will be the Africa’s largest airport. The airline, which is Africa’s most profitable carrier is currently based at the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital. A town 39km southeast of Addis Ababa will host the airport and constructions are expected to begin later this year. This mammoth of an airport is estimated to cost 5 Billion Dollars and will cover 35 square kilometers, nearly doubling the current largest airport in the world! With the aviation industry growing exponentially, an airport of this size is indispensable for the people of Africa.
The Mediterranean shipping company has become the first major shipping line to implement the use of biofuel blends in its vessels, an important initiative in contribution to an environmentally conscious future. It is believed that an introduction of biofuels will tremendously impact the sea freight industry, an industry with a bad reputation in environmental dealings. Biofuels will play an important part in the goal of decarbonising the shipping sector with an expected reduction of carbon emissions by 20%. Owen Cutler (Source FTW)
From left to right : Floriane Cutler, Nafeesa Baatjes, Arnaud Dabancourt, Mlamleli Nontanda, Nazeem Bardien, Jeandre de Greef, Musa Haywood.