About Us


Express Shipping and Logistics East Africa was founded in 2001, starting its operations at the port of Mombasa. We now are the leading shipping services provider in East Africa, with passion to continuously provide quality and distinct services to our customers. Over the years Express Shipping and Logistics has grown from strength to strength and continued to evolve its product portfolio to position itself as an integrated end-to-end logistics provider serving East Africa and beyond. We work with our customers to develop customized solutions that meet their specific needs.

In 2003, we founded our customs brokerage, forwarding, warehousing and distribution division Freight well Express Ltd.  Freightwell is an Authorized Economic Operator (AEO), a status awarded by customs to customs clearing agents who have conformed to highest customs standards set by World Customs Organization (WCO) and Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).  Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) has also recognized Freightwell for being the highest revenue contributor to the port in the years 2014 and 2015 – clearing category.

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In 2011, Express Shipping added yet another division – Sovereign Logistics Ltd, Sovereign was set up to meet customer requirements in complete supply chain solutions. We offer Air, Ocean, Road and Rail logistics, consolidation and project cargo. We are affiliated to international networks such as Project Cargo Network (PCN) and International Freight Association (IFA). Through our affiliations we have a global reach and local knowledge whatever your logistics requirements.

We operate in East African Ports of Mombasa, Tanga, Mtwara, Dar Es Salaam, Zanzibar and soon Lamu, Mozambique & Bagamoyo.
Our tried and proven solutions ensure international reach whatever your cargo and required timelines. We are the preferred supplier for various organizations in Building and Construction, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Oil and Gas and public sector. We continuously aim to develop supply chain efficiency in East Africa , China, India and beyond.

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Our Values

  Leadership: We foster trust and collaboration to develop leaders focused on sustainable, superior performance. We set positive examples and invest in others so that they can follow the guidelines of leadership.
  Teamwork: We aim to deliver efficient quality services and outcomes in a supportive culture of teamwork, cooperation and safety.
  Integrity: We conduct our business in accordance with the highest standards of professional behavior and ethics. We are transparent, honest and ethical in all our interactions with employees, clients, customers, vendors and the public.

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  Professionalism: We will take ownership of our decisions and lead by example. Our integrity and ethics will be displayed through transparent and accountable processes.
  Accountability:   We foster a culture of responsibility and accountability is an assurance that an individual and our organization will be evaluated on performance or behavior related to something for which they are responsible.
  Passion for excellence: We will aim to deliver efficient and distinctive quality services that exceed our customer’s expectations.

Our Vision

To be a leading, global brand in shipping, logistics and forwarding

Our Mission

Delivering distinctive service.

Market Position

Express Shipping and Logistics East Africa is recognized as one of the most successful independent ships agency, charterer and holistic logistics provider. We are ISO certified 9001:2015 certified

Why Express Shipping

We are a dynamic organization; at the core of our business is trade facilitation for our customers.  We work with our customers to develop logistics solutions that reduce risk exposure and make them successful. Our in-depth knowledge of East Africa and the world coupled with our regional and international service network makes Express Shipping and Logistics East Africa a leading service provider in the region.


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