The African Terminal connects Hamburg and Lagos (Nigeria), Tema (Ghana), and Banjul (Gambia), the countries of origin of most of our members. Thereby, the African Terminal uses the expertise of people who have recently arrived in Hamburg. In the African Terminal, it's the people who trade and act together, not big corporations or established businesses. Taking a cue from the West African traders, the African Terminal seeks to build suppy chains that include cultural platforms, donated goods, postcolonial debate, ports, customs and shipping, AT members' knowledge of West African markets and the networks of trust that enable transnational cooperation and money flow.
Learning by doing, the African Terminal researches the joy and the pain of the supply chain - exploring both how to actually send things to Africa and the supply chain as one of the most important current logistics concepts. Embodying the supply chain, the African Terminal explores the limits of the concept and asks how the movement of things and of people are connected.
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