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Article Number - 83D1C9962286


Vol.10(24), pp. 607-614 , December 2016
DOI: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8218
ISSN: 1993-8233



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Analysis of transport logistics challenges affecting freight forwarding operations in Malawi



Rabiya Hanif*
  • Rabiya Hanif*
  • Department of Accountancy, University of Malawi, Malawi.
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Edward Kaluwa
  • Edward Kaluwa
  • Combine Cargo, P.O. Box 31588, Blantyre 3, Malawi.
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 Received: 13 November 2016  Accepted: 28 November 2016  Published: 28 December 2016

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Malawi is one of the landlocked countries within sub-Saharan Africa which faces serious challenges in managing her transport logistics. The provision of predictable, reliable and cost effective transport logistics is constrained due to deficiencies in road and rail infrastructure, inefficient port and transit border operations that contribute to very high transport cost. This study was undertaken to analyse the challenges facing the transport logistics industry in sub-Saharan Africa specifically Malawi. Data was solicited from a structured questionnaire that was circulated to purposely selected members from the population of the business community with expertise in transport logistics. Results from the study are also supported by literature and indicated that high transport cost, deficiencies in road and rail infrastructure, inefficient port and transit border delays pose serious challenges to transport logistics.

Key words: Transport logistics, infrastructure, trade facilitation, landlocked countries.

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APA Hanif, R, & Kaluwa, E. (2016). Analysis of transport logistics challenges affecting freight forwarding operations in Malawi. African Journal of Business Management, 10(24), 607-614.
Chicago Rabiya Hanif and Edward Kaluwa. "Analysis of transport logistics challenges affecting freight forwarding operations in Malawi." African Journal of Business Management 10, no. 24 (2016): 607-614.
MLA Rabiya Hanif and Edward Kaluwa. "Analysis of transport logistics challenges affecting freight forwarding operations in Malawi." African Journal of Business Management 10.24 (2016): 607-614.
   
DOI 10.5897/AJBM2016.8218
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/AJBM/article-abstract/83D1C9962286

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