UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA - AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER
ABACO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPERS, INC.
Dear Brothers & Sisters from Africa
My name is Frank T. Mwakasisi, a Tanzanian based in Dar es Salaam, and now pursuing a PhD Degree in Civil Engineering at Purdue University in Indiana, USA. I would like to share with you some information on ABACO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPERS, a company based in Chicago, USA. This might be good news for especially those based in USA and soon or later are planning to be leaving for home basically anywhere in Africa.
I attended their Open House Exhibition this month and among the services offered by ABACO include:
- Shipping Worldwide - Air Express - Packers - Craters - Pick Up Nationwide - Auto and Truck Shipping - IATA Licensed - NVOCC Ocean Agents - Complete Insurance & Documentation - 220 Volsts/50 HZ Appliances - Audio/Video Equipment
Their main customers are missionaries, embassy and consulate personnel, foreign students, visiting scholars and USA companies involved in export business.
ABACO has been in business for more than 20 years and their services has been very reliable. For a number of Tanzanias and Kenyans whom I know and who used their services, they gave them a plus of excellent services.
They do business all over Africa. For East Africa, their stronghold is Nairobi. Their agents in Nairobi are Anglican Inland Mission (AIM). Their full address is:
Anglican Inland Mission P.O. Box 21171 NAIROBI, KENYA TEL: 602300 FAX: 501651 ATTN: MR. McNUTT
For southern African countries including Angola, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia, etc., their agents are Manica Freight who have offices in all capital cities. The goods (personal effects, cars, you name it) are transported direct to their agents at capital cities in a 40 ft container without being opened at ports. From there, their agents can deliver door to door anywhere countrywide.
The agents info for East & Southern African countries is just an example, otherwise they have agents in each region of Africa - North, West, Central, East & South.
They also offer 5 years parts warranty if you buy from them appliances including refrigerators, deep freezers, air conditioners, diezel & petrol generators. Also, a one year parts warranty is offered for items like cookers, dryers and washers. In case of a problem, parts are shipped by air wherever you're in the world at no extra cost.
ABACO has established special discounted rates for Air Express of packages of different weights and volumes direct to a number of major cities in the world including most capital cities in Africa. A schedule has also been worked out for containers leaving USA --- departure dates and arrival dates in different destinations in African capital cities. The next article on ABACO will carry Air Express rates and a list of ports covered by ABACO.
For further information, current product brochure and price list, shipping info and quotations, contact the head office by calling TOLL FREE 1-800-621-4504. For special attention, ask for the President, (Owner) Mr. Marshal, who will be more than happy to discuss your specific needs. Otherwise, you can write or fax any request to the following address:
ABACO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPERS, INC. 4201 West Wrightwood Avenue CHICAGO, IL 60639 USA Fax: (312) 342-0408
Attn: Mr. Marshal
Thanks for today and goodluck with your studies/work. Try ABACO for all your shipping needs. For sure, you'll never regret!!! For more info call TOLL FREE TODAY- 1-800-621-4504
Frank T. Mwakasisi Purdue University USA
Tel: (317) 743-4146
Fax: (317) 496-1105
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