Shipping in Africa has long suffered from inefficiency and high costs. Traditional methods involve physically seeking transporters, often through intermediaries, and return trips are frequently made empty.
This translates to increased prices for customers. However, over the past decade, tech solutions have emerged to make shipping more efficient and affordable.
Amitruck, a Kenyan logistics platform, is at the forefront of this transformation.
With $4 million in seed funding, the startup plans to expand into Tanzania and Uganda, aiming to become the go-to platform for shippers. By eliminating middlemen and providing insurance and operational support, Amitruck simplifies the shipping process. Founder Mark Mwangi's personal experience and ambition for impact have fueled his entrepreneurial journey. Read more.