Upgrade of expressway deep in Africa

Blue Water coordinated transportation of pave testing machine via Mombasa in Kenya for paving project in Uganda

23 September 2019 08:13
The Kampala-Jinja Expressway (Highway A109) in Uganda in Central Africa, close to where the Nile has its origins, recently needed a makeover in order to keep up with the heavy traffic between the East Uganda region and the capital Kampala.

In order to pave surfaces quicker, more accurately and cost-effectively, a quality pave testing machine is needed to test the road condition before the actual paving can start. One of Blue Water’s clients in the UK is a specialist in delivering such machines, and our Aid & Development Logistics team in Billund - who holds the transport expertise into remote places – coordinated the shipment of the testing machine via Mombasa Port in Kenya. All customs and transit documents as well as offloading by crane were arranged without any delays and to the client’s satisfaction. 

“Many of the clients of the Aid & Development Logistics team often work with the local ministries or with the United Nations and other donors to arrange such deliveries. With a large network of excellent partners and agents all over Africa, Blue Water has specialised in local African deliveries with a high rate of success”, says Johnny Mortensen, Head of Blue Water’s Aid & Development Logistics. 
23 September 2019 08:13

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Johnny Mortensen

Johnny Mortensen

Head of Aid & Development


+45 7913 4894

Johnny has more than 20 years of experience in the Aid- & Relief industry - creating transport solutions for the NGOs, UN, Ministries and their suppliers. Johnny has been with Blue Water since 2014.