During the official launch at Posta Cargo based along Machakos road, Industrial Area, Principle Secretary state department for ICT Jerome said,” The Postal Corporation of Kenya (PCK) will leverage on its vast outlets across the country to roll up e-commerce hubs.”
Posta Chief Executive Officer Dan Kagwe said the second warehouse – after Mombasa – presents the opportunity to grow and improve the cooperation’s revenue base.
“The region is fast evolving and we have to tap into the new development that is happening in different regions. We will generate more revenue, but the bigger opportunity is to serve our local and international customers,” said Kagwe.
This is after the Universal Postal Union (UPU) selected Kenya as one of the countries in to roll out regional e-commerce hubs in East Africa.
The PS said this as he commissioned PCK’s National Logistics Hub and the Posta Cargo, two products that the cooperation say will revolutionize e-commerce in the region. PCK also boasts of 660,000 destinations across the globe under UPU umbrella.
Through Posta Cargo, the Corporation hopes to start transport large cargo to various destinations through what the Manager, Courier and Logistics Services, Patrick Omulo termed as “first-class clearing and forwarding system.”
Once it is fully adopted, Posta cargo will move up to 350 tonnes across the country. This is going to ensure that huge containers will also be moved to help organizations import and export items in a transparent manner to all destination.