DHL Set to Boost Africa's Oil and Energy Sector

By Dhl, PRNE
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, May 5, 2011 -

    - Affirms Sub-Saharan Africa's oil and energy sector potential, announces
      plans to launch "Oil and Energy Centers of Excellence"

    - Participates in World Economic Forum on Africa, advancing debate around
      the sustaining of Africa's growth path

Africa and South Asia Pacific CEO of DHL Global Forwarding, the
forwarding arm of DHL, the world's leading logistics company, Amadou Diallo,
today announced plans to launch four Oil & Energy Centers of Excellence
across Africa over the next 12 months in Cape Town, South Africa, Luanda,
, Accra, Ghana (for West Africa) and Mombasa, Kenya (for East Africa).
The centers will offer customers specialist expertise in oil and energy
logistics, as the continent is poised to become a global energy powerhouse.

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Oil and energy production within Africa grew from 370 million tonnes in
2000 to 459 million tonnes in 2009 (Note 1) and the continent is expected to
maintain, if not exceed, this growth rate in the medium-term. African oil
production capacity is anticipated to reach 7.4 million barrels a day by 2014
(Note 2) and with the growing global demand for energy Africa has become a
key investment destination.

Amadou Diallo, CEO, Africa and South Asia Pacific, DHL Global Forwarding
said: "With 10% of the world's oil in Africa, a swiftly growing economy,
businesses and investors around the world are tapping into the potential of
Africa. DHL's Oil and Energy Centers of Excellence will give customers the
ability to consult our logistics experts who not only know logistics, but
understand the intricacies of the oil and energy sector, to build an
effective supply chain solution that can leverage our connections across 220
countries and territories around the world."

By the second quarter of 2012, DHL's Oil and Energy Centers of Excellence
in Africa will comprise of a team of industry professionals who will consult
with, design and implement logistics solutions for oil and energy companies
that will allow them to overcome common sector- and region-specific
challenges relating to, amongst other factors, diverse customs environments
as well as remote production locations.

Sam Ang, CEO, Southeast Asia and Head of Oil and Energy for Africa and
Asia Pacific, DHL Global Forwarding, said: "As the only international
logistics player present in all African markets for 30 years, we are
well-positioned to expand our offering to oil and energy companies who wish
to operate in Africa, and transfer industry best practices through DHL's Oil
& Energy Centers of Excellence. "

"Africa's most important economic driver remains its resources, this is
in spite of the continent's rapid urbanization and industrialization. With
investment interest in the continent growing, it is essential that Africa
build on the current momentum and develop its business infrastructure in
order for the continent to remain globally competitive," concluded Diallo.

Diallo will also participate as a panelist at tomorrow's World Economic
Forum on Africa in Cape Town, South Africa, to discuss opportunities and
challenges for greater regional integration through investment in
cross-border infrastructure.

    Note 1: BP Statistical Review of Energy June 2010
    Note 2: Engineering News, 17th March 2010

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