CEO Today - Africa Awards 2021

Fredrick is the founder and CEO of CMTL Group, which he established in 2008 through the acquisition of Continental Movers. Fredrick is responsible for all facets of the business and growth strategy, and has transformed CMTL into a leading logistics business and a vertically integrated logistics provider by offering transportation, storage, customs clearance, local and international relocation and records management services. Fredrick has over 10 years of professional experience. Prior to founding CMTL Group in 2008, he worked in telecoms and banking for leading global companies such as Vodacom, Convergys and Scotia Bank. Fredrick holds a BA in Economics. Company Profile Established in East Africa in 2008 as a true third-party logistics provider, CMTL Group has grown through natural expansion and strategic acquisitions to reach significant milestones including ISO certification, launching its records management services and establishing road freight and oversize cargo divisions. By offering a competitive advantage through innovative technology, industry expertise and a modern approach to real world logistics, CMTL Group has become a leading logistics force in Tanzania. CMTL Group has built long-lasting partnerships based on personalised service, professionalism, experience and reliable performance. Underlying this performance is a decade of providing consistent quality service, in a professional and efficient manner, by hiring, training and rewarding the best people. Over the past decade, CMTL has established itself as one of the fastest-growing, privately-held companies in Tanzania. Customers straddle the full commercial spectrum and public sector, including more than 50% of East Africa’s largest enterprises. Since our establishment as a courier firm in 2007, we’ve grown to a fully-fledged logistics provider, adding • moving and distribution divisions in 2008, • customs and warehousing service in 2010, • road freight and oversize cargo divisions in 2012, and • archive and records management in 2016. Growth has been organic and in line with customer needs. These companies trust us with their brands and reputations not simply because we’re committed to delivering consistent service quality, but because we keep their businesses on track. To date, our 90 staff members have moved more than 1.5 million tonnes worldwide using a fleet of 90 trucks some 30% more fuel-efficient than our competitors. Because being efficient in all things translates into value for money to our clients. Our Services Transportation Road Freight Road haulage and the monitoring thereof are central to our logistics solutions in subSaharan Africa. We own and operate a fleet of 90 vehicles monitored by specialised logistics software from MiX Fleet to track the status of your freight at all times, ensure accurate delivery times and manage driver fatigue and safety. We employ a team of highly experienced and customer-focused drivers and look after their health and well-being so that they may look after our clients. Backing them is a maintenance team meticulously looking after every component of our fleet to keep it running reliably. Distribution CMTL has the capability to seamlessly integrate logistics services where needed. We offer cross-docking services, receiving consignments in bulk and ensuring the distribution of break-bulk to different destinations, while also combining goods from different destinations into transport vehicles or containers to the same destination. Our cross-docking efficiency increases delivery speed and reduces storage costs and inventory holding. Oversized Cargo CMTL Group is an expert in carrying heavy loads. We operate a fleet of specialist lowloader trailers which allow us to transport almost any cargo with minimal surcharges. Our operations team is able to procure permits and arrange for police or other government escorts where necessary. Storage & Warehousing Self & Corporate Storage CMTL Group has more than 10,000 square meters of modern, containerised warehousing space, providing safe and secure storage for both corporate and household goods. Our customisable solutions include managed warehouse solutions, principal warehousing solutions and dedicated singleprincipal warehouse solutions, managed via a palletised system to reduce handling and minimising damage. Forklifts and hand pallet trucks are used for loading and offloading. All our facilities have 24-hour security, alarm systems and regular pest control treatment. All items placed into storage are tracked via an inventory, providing the tightest possible control. About Frederick www. ceotodaymagaine . com CEO Today Af r i ca Award s 2021 - Tanzania - Frederick A. Swai Chief Executive Officer of CMTL Group

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