A simple guide to logistics

You may have heard of the word logistics countless times.

But do you really know what logistics is and the purpose it serves for businesses? More often than not, logistics is mistaken for distribution only. However, logistics is more than that. It involves the acquisition, storage and transportation of resources. In other words, it is the transportation and storage of goods or resources from the place of manufacture to the point of consumption. Logistics primarily consists of planning, warehousing and material handling, Inventory, Information and control and transport.


To have a well-balanced supply system, it is important to maintain well-planned operations. This will eliminate the improper supply of goods.

Warehousing and material handling

There are instances where the resource demand may not be as steady as the supply. When this happens, the best thing to do is to store them in well-built warehouses until they are in demand.


Inventory plays a major role in logistics. It helps logistics companies and businesses to identify resources that are in high demand which leads to proper planning. It also enables companies to keep track of the resources that are taken in and out of the warehouse.


The first thing that most people think about when it comes to logistics is transport. Transport plays an important role in logistics. It is how resources or goods are moved from the point of origin to the point of use.

Information and control

Information and control play an instrumental role in predicting demand. It includes technologies and software programmes that provide the right information and data to effectively control logistics operations.

Why is logistics important?

 Logistics does not only help keep up with the demands of customers and stay on top of the competition.

Logistics is key to delivering products at the right place and at the right time.

A professional and well-skilled logistics company like Adonai Shipping Limited ensures safe and up-to-speed shipping, warehousing and delivery of resources and products.

Logistics is key to a profitable supply chain

Logistics helps businesses whose operations are based on production, shipment, storage and delivery to increase sales and profits.

Logistics boosts customer satisfaction

Good logistics ensures that the needs of customers are met on time as mentioned earlier. Owing to this, customers are satisfied and develop some trust in your business.

What is a logistics company?

A logistics company plans and oversees the transportation and storage of resources from the place of origin to the point of consumption. Some logistics companies may perform some or all the components of logistics depending on the needs of their customers.

Adonai Shipping Limited is a leading logistics company in Ghana. We are a skilled team of professionals whose mandate is to rise above the challenges of the logistics industry to meet increasing consumer demands for supply chain executives.

Since our establishment in 2009, we have made it our mission to offer comprehensive logistics solutions to ensure the satisfaction of our customers. Some of our international affiliates and permits include OBL Cross Trades Network, a trusted international logistics network that connects businesses worldwide and FIATA, a global non-governmental membership-based organization representing freight forwarders and logistics forwarders across the world. Being a member of the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders, we have made a name for ourselves in the logistics industry.

We have also chalked some successes like being adjudged The 2021 Oil and Gas Logistics Company of the Year.

What does a transport and logistics company do?

Logistics companies help businesses and organizations plan and execute the movement of resources throughout the supply chain. This includes planning, shipping, warehousing and transportation.

Adonai Shipping Limited offers a wide range of logistics services and solutions in Ghana. Our services include:

Custom Brokerage

Since our establishment, we have maintained a good rapport with Ghana’s Customs Office. Thanks to this, our company is in the best position to provide extensive and technical solutions to all concerns about the custom system in Ghana. These include Sea and Air Consolidation, Expedition of clearance, Country border formalities, Customs and carrier procedures of Dangerous Goods and technical advice on standard customs documentation requirements.

Global Freight Forwarding

We are experts in handling a wide variety of freights in different sizes and shapes ranging from pallets and barrels to vehicles, machinery, break bulk and containerized/ refrigerated cargo. Our services under global freight forwarding include sea and air import clearance, export pick up from clients’ door to airport or seaport, handling and transport of perishable and dangerous goods, transit and trans-shipment, delivery of import and export cargo, etc.

Tracking and Haulage

We have a team of experts who are more than capable of handling and hauling cargo to your preferred destination. We adhere to strict international and national protocols and procedures to ensure that your consignments are handled safely and delivered to you on time.

Oil and Gas logistics

Adonai Shipping Limited has tailor-made services such as safe and efficient haulage of oil and gas products.


We have well-equipped warehouses and storage facilities that are designed to suit the needs of customers. Our storage facilities are fitted with handling equipment, storage racks as well as qualified personnel and management which give us effective and efficient control of inbound and outbound goods.

No matter how complex your transportation or logistics needs are, we have solutions to help you. We have other services as well. Visit our website or give us a call today!

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