By Marko Lukic South Sudan plans to build a new oil pipeline infrastructure to strengthen its new-found independence that is due to come into effect in July, following a popular vote last month. Under the terms of the current treaty between the autonomous regions, the North is entitled to half of the revenue generated by oil extraction in the South, a position strengthened by the South’s reliance on Northern pipelines and Red Sea terminals to access the international crude market. According to Pagan Amum, Secretary-General of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement, upon becoming fully independent, Southern Sudan will develop alternative export routes to access the market by paying the North a transit fee for the use of its pipeline to Port Sudan on the Red Sea. Oil has been a key feature of North-South politics and economics, with South Sudan holding approximately 75 percent of the half-million barrel per day output. In addition, Kenya has started seeking investment partners for a $22 billion share in a network to connect Ethiopia and South Sudan to the Kenyan coast via rail, road and a 1,400 km pipeline. For many years, Move One has been handling freight into some of the most challenging regions of Africa and has provided logistics support for infrastructure rehabilitation, military deployments, humanitarian aid as well as natural resource exploration. To better serve our clients on the continent, Move One has recently expanded its operations and improved its established network of local partners. Our wide scope of services, ranging from project and purchase order management to over-sized cargo handling and online shipment tracking, allows us to properly respond to our customers’ needs in Africa. For information about Move One’s logistics capabilities and services on the continent, please contact Paul Waller, Africa Business Development Manager at or visit