WACO grows global footprint with new members in Central America and Africa

The exclusive freight network adds members in Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Cameroon, and Senegal as members prepare to meet in Macau, China

London, UK, Thursday, 28th September 2017 – Global independent freight management network The WACO System has appointed three new members from Africa and Central America.

SICARGA Panama SA will cover Panama, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua in the network, GESPROS SA will represent Cameroon; and OMA Logistics Senegal SARL will represent Senegal.

The new members will be officially welcomed during WACO’s Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM), which takes place in Macau, China from 23rd to 25th October 2017.

“We are focused on offering comprehensive global coverage, through a network of local experts,” said Richard Charles, Executive Director, The WACO System.

“Central America and Africa are important markets and we are pleased to be welcoming such well-established experts to the WACO family.”

Headquartered in Panama City, with offices in Colon, Panama, as well as San Jose, Costa Rica, SICARGA Panama SA offers connections to more than 44 destinations in Central America, the Caribbean, and parts of South America.

“Being part of such a distinguished network, with all these first-class members, with no doubt, will be a strategic asset for us to expand our worldwide coverage and to offer our customers a dependable and value-added service,” said Pedro Cabrera, CEO, SICARGA Panama SA.

Established in 2012, GESPROS SA is headquartered in Douala, Cameroon, and offers a full suite of logistics services worldwide, including special projects.

OMA Logistics Senegal SARL serves the entire logistics sector, including transit cargoes to Mali, and specialises in services for the oil and gas industry, including the handling of offshore oil and gas projects.

“It is an honour for OMA Logistics Senegal to be a member of this prestigious WACO community consisting of brilliant freight management companies,” said Guy Sagna, Operations Manager, OMA Logistics Senegal SARL.

“Being the Senegal representative will provide our company with opportunities to further strengthen our tradition of good quality service which OMA is committed to offer to our customers and to enhance our visibility within the WACO community.”

The WACO System includes 116 independent forwarders in 113 countries and holds two meetings a year facilitating hundreds of bilateral meetings for members to network and grow business.

For more information on The WACO System or to attend the forthcoming EGM, which takes place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, visit waco-system.com

For more information on SICARGA Panama SA visit sicarga.com.pa, on GESPROS SA visit gesprosgroup.com, and on OMA Logistics Senegal visit omagroup.com/en/country/Senegal

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Pictured left to right, Guy Sagna, Operations Manager, OMA Logistics Senegal SARL; Pedro Cabrera, CEO, SICARGA Panama SA

ABOUT THE WACO SYSTEM

Founded in 1973, WACO is the world’s foremost independent global freight management and logistics organisation.

WACO has a community of 116 members in 113 countries with a combined network of more than 400 locations, employing over 21,000 freight professionals who handle over 1.85 million shipments each year including one million tons of airfreight.

The exclusive network has a combined annual turnover of USD four billion.

The company is an Association owned by its members with its Corporate Head Office in Zurich, Switzerland, and operational management in London, UK.

For more information about WACO visit waco-system.com