Bulawayo Startup Publishes Zim Logistics Ecosystem Report

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Access to information in Zimbabwe is generally a tall order. Businesses such as Techzim were born out of wanting to fill that gap and when startups contribute to solving this problem, we are delighted.

Thumeza – a logistics startup we’ve talked about at length– has done just that. They’ve published their 1st “Snapshot of the Logistics Ecosystem in Zimbabwe” report which is meant to assist companies in optimizing decision making and achieving the best ROI.

The report which contains data collected and aggregated in Bulawayo and Harare in 2019 has information on participants, fleet ownership and types of vehicles (and more) in the logistics industry.

Here are some of the highlights from the report:

  • Almost 43% of fleet owners use their fleets for extra income by hiring/leasing them out
  • 60% of outsourcing of transportation is done by Large scale operators since “they have the resources to handle the volumes needed as well as meeting the basic requirements for transporters to be registered as vendors.”
  • 20% of participants in Thumeza’s survey found their logistics partner via searching on the internet
  • The most popular vehicles in usage for the carriage of goods are 10 Ton Trucks (40%), closely followed by 30 Ton Vehicles (30%)

For more information, you can download the report below.

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