Massida Group

Mobile +251 942 187 200 (Ethiopia)
Mobile 2 +252 612 892 388 (Somalia)
Mobile 3 +253 21 351 531 (Djibouti)
LocationPark Lane Tower, 2nd Floor, Bole Sub City, Woreda 03, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Primary CategoryLogistics
Massida Group

Massida Group is based in Djibouti, and since 1964 has been employing more than 200 skilled professionals, offering door-to-door logistics, express courier, international removals, ship agency and procurement services. The company is the only such operator present in all Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia and Somaliland offering full control of cargo flows. Having international standards offered by a family business, Massida management's hands-on approach ensures our teams care about our customers - you’re not just a number.

  • One-stop-shop offering full range of services including sourcing, origin services, air/sea freight, clearing, storing, trucking.
  • Extensive past performance in handling all types of cargo from an urgent letter to a 110-ton transformer.
  • Experienced professionals in servicing and communicating with commercial, industrial, project, military, government, NGO, diplomat accounts.
  • With over 50 years of experience in HOA (Horn of Africa), Massida teams offer strong support and insight, the does and don’t, to assist customers in reducing risks and reaching objectives.
  • Trusted partner of top 5 leading international networks offering the capacity to handle cargo in any country.
  • QHSE, anti-corruption, anti-fraud compliance and regular training offered to our teams.

Founded in Saigon in 1951 by Jean Massida

Established later in 1964 in Djibouti after beging founded in 1951, Massida Group started its activities by supplying import/export freight forwarding services, by air/sea, for all types of cargo. In 1969, André Massida became General Manager and used his vision to adapt his strategy to the rapidly developing Republic of Djibouti adding activities such as logistics, HHG relocations and ship agency to the group's portfolio.

  • In 2007 Reuben Ahronee joined the Group as General Manager to continue growth within Djibouti by adding companies such as Massida Smart Solutions specializing in procurement, Massida Express Services representing FedEx and creating a business unit specialized in military marine services.
  • In 2014 Massida Group has commenced its expansion in neighboring East African countries starting with the opening in Ethiopia of Massida Solutions PLC followed by Massida Clearstone Logistics in Somalia and Somaliland which opened in 2016.
  • Massida Group's ambition is to become the East African leader in professional logistics and procurement services.

50 years of experience at your service!

Massida Group specializes in logistics in the Horn of Africa since 1964 with offices in Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia and Somaliland.

The Group offers a wide range of door-to-door comprehensive services, for all types of cargo.

We are members of several international leading networks which provide services in over 135 countries through 650 offices with more than 27,000 employees.

We offer services in:

  • Multimodal Transport
  • Customs and Regulatory Compliance
  • Logistics
  • Global Supply Chain

Our fields of expertise include:

  • Industrial projects
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas
  • Aerospace
  • Consumer goods and retail
  • Fashion
  • Food reefer
  • Healthcare
  • High-tech and telecom

High-quality service at competitive rates!

Seven good reasons to choose Massida:

  • Offers full control of regional logistics corridors thanks to Massida registered companies
  • One point of contact to support 100% of logistics requirements from origin to destination
  • Fleet of equipment in Djibouti has GPS tracking devices to ensure timely deliveries
  • Efficient, recognized Q-HSE system
  • International reach with local expertise
  • Cage Code : SEQ70 – D.U.N.S

Code:850454755 – Central Contrato registered (CCR) Navy Electronic Mem

  • FCPA – The Foreign Corrupt Practice
  • NATL Ethics Governance, NATL Compliance Commitment to the ITAR

Massida guarantees a door-to-door delivery service in the shortest possible time at a competitive rate!

Massida offers regular weekly consolidation services from Dubai, France and Turkey to Djibouti. Clients have the possibility to ship cargo on a regular basis and don’t have to take a full sea container or ship via air.

Cargo can be picked from supplier at origin. it is then consolidated and shipped with other clients cargo via sea or air, delivered to Massida bonded warehouse, and fnally delivered to local client premises.

Consolidation helps save freight costs thanks to our special negotiated rates with air and sea companies, offering key full control of the inland corridors.

Contact Massida Logistics groupage service experts for more information. 

Range of services

  • Pre-feasibility support: road survey and budgeting data for tender requirements,
  • Initial setup support with supply of accommodation/office, vehicle rental, furniture, HR consulting, legal and tax support, catering,
  • International freight forwarding including air, sea, road,
  • Air & sea chartering,
  • Customs clearance,
  • Heavy lift and transport
  • Warehousing,
  • Site management,
  • Surveyors and insurance,
  • Procurement assistance,
  • Other services on request,
  • QHSE, anticorruption, antifraud compliant,
  • Other services offered upon request

Massida Group offers robust past performance in project logistics on the Djiboutian /Ethiopian corridor, a few recent examples :

  • Oil and gas research and exploitation,
  • Mining activities,
  • Water and sewage treatment plants,
  • Renewable energies,
  • Electrical power plants,
  • Exploration, drilling,
  • Civil, military and industrial constructions,
  • Construction of port infrastructures,
  • Oil terminal construction.

Operating sectors :

  • New Age oil rig mobilisation / demob in Ethiopia
  • Ethiopian Airlines flight simulators delivery and positioning
  • Transformers weighing average 45-110 tons to Ethiopian Electric Power Corp
  • 45 000 MT of GRP pipes for largest irrigation pipline in Ethiopia
  • Oil & gas rig and equipment for Schlumberger
  • Ethiopia servicing Poly GCL

Massida offers safe, environmentally friendly, tailor-made and cost-effective logistics solutions.

Massida Smart Solutions offers access to a 3500 international network of suppliers.

Massida Smart Solutions (MSS) was created to support clients with their sourcing and procurement requirements in the Horn of Africa.
MSS is an outsourced solution for NGOs, military, commercial, government, industrial, mining entities that require a one stop shop for professional sourcing services with integrated logistics.

MSS assists clients to formulate requirements adapted to the local environnement, then sources at competitive pricing, delivers to the front door and offers aftersales service.

MSS has successfully delivered East African countries such as Djibouti, Somalia, Somaliland, Tanzania, Ethiopia,
Uganda, Juba (Republic of South Sudan) and Kenya.

MSS also assists brands such as Motorola, Grainger, Manutan penetrate East African markets with limited investment and strong local support.

MSS felds of expertise :

  • Vehicles, spare parts trucks, trailers and earth moving equipment of all brands including
  • Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Mercedes Benz,
  • Sinotruk,
  • Armoured vehicles,
  • Marine equipment and vessels, Heavy duty
  • Construction material,
  • Industrial tools,
  • PPE safety,
  • Medical equipment,
  • Electronics, radio, sat-phones and
  • other communication
  • Office and home furniture,
  • IT equipment,
  • Gensets, pumps,
  • Drone surveillance solutions,


MSS is Grainger Authorized Reseller

When looking for the best value Grainger offers it all: high quality at the right price!
Grainger is a business-to-business distributor of products needed to maintain, repair or operate a facility.
Grainger works with more than 3,000 suppliers to provide customers with access to more than 1 million products!

MSS is Certif eld Reseller of Manutan

Manutan Group is a business-to-business specialist providing companies with an unrivaled generalist product and service offering. The Group sells no less than 200,000 products via its paper and online catalogs, and provides companies with solutions tailored to their unique requirements.
MSS being the official Manutan representative in HOA offers local direct contact, technical advice, door-to-door service, after-sales assistance and order support.

MSS is a Motorola Certif eld Reseller

Motorola is an international telecom industry leader. MSS offers its full range of products and through its team of professionals, technical support and tailor-made telecom solutions.

MSS offers the following services:

Radio communications (HF / SSB, VHF and UHF), FM Radio and TV, Radio Relay UHF / VHF (voice and data), frequency management, satellite communications (VSAT, Thuraya, Inmarsat, Iridium, GPS …), Video Surveillance, Sound, fixed telephone networks (PABX) and mobile Titles secure identity, towers and solar power systems for telecommunications infrastructure, Broadband wireless connection CANOPY. We provide support to telecom projects through its partners: Motorola, Alcatel, Thales, Barrett, Vertex, Kenwood, Tait Radio, Canopy, etc.


Massida Shipping guarantees that your vessels spend more time at sea than in port!

Massida Shipping (MS) team consists of professional agents who put their international experience at your service.
MS services commercial vessels and 80% of military vessels calling Djibouti port. The US Navy, Royal Navy, Japanese Navy and NATO Naval coalition forces use MS services for their visits to Djibouti port.

MS is part of leading international professional ship agent networks which offer harmonized professional ship agency and ship services in worldwide ports with one point of contact for contracting, operation coordination and accounting purposes.

MS team is available 24/7 and strives to meet the needs of all kinds of vessels and to protect their interests.

Massida Shipping provides a wide range of ship- and crew-related services:

  • Port coordination,
  • Vessel supply, ship handling,
  • Logistics coordination: customs formalities,
  • warehousing and deliveries,
  • Spare parts supply and repair service,
  • Express courrier via FEDEX and TNT,
  • Immigration assistance, crew transportation, vehicle rental,
  • Crew embarkation/disembarkation at sea,
  • Bunkering,
  • Medical assistance, medical evacuation,
  • Legal assistance,
  • Hotel and flight booking,
  • Hull survey and cleaning services,
  • Organization of day trips/excursions for the crews.


Massida Express Services represents Fedex and TNT in Djibouti

Massida Express Services (MES) is licensed by Federal Express Corporation to carry out all of its services in
Djibouti in accordance with the laid-out rules and regulations.

MES receives and ships any type of parcels/cargo via air from letters of 0.5Kgs or cargo over 10 tons by chartering aircrafts.

Clients beneft from professional service and the latest tracking tools to ensure your shipments are followed.


  • Created in 1973
  • 35 billion USD per year
  • 140000 employees in over 220 countries
  • Flying to over 374 airports worldwide
  • Owning over 654 airplanes delivering up to over 3.4 million packages every day


  • Pick-up from your location
  • Delivery to your location from all over the world (over 220 countries and territories served by FedEx worldwide).
  • We ship a whole range of shipments of all weight categories from 0.5Kgs to over 1000Kgs
  • Import shipping from all over the world into Djibouti.


  • We pick-up the shipment and deliver to you.
  • All you need to provide us is an address and contact from the origin country.


  • There are 9 weekly flights from Dubai and 4 from Charles De Gaulle-Paris.


Massida - a solid supplier you can trust in Djibouti and Ethiopia!

Massida supports you in every corner of the world With more than 50 years of know-how, Massida supports its clients in every corner of the world.

More than 600 moves per season of career soldiers, expatriates, diplomats, companies and NGOs/IGOs makes

Massida - a solid supplier you can trust in Djibouti and Ethiopia!

Tailored services

  • Air and sea international services,
  • Customs clearance and documentation assistance, Insurance,
  • Single contact person,
  • Estimation of the overall volume to be sent,
  • Secured storage facility,
  • Vehicle Transportation (cars, motorcycles, boats…),
  • Provision and delivery of all types of packaging material including UAB,
  • Heat-treated wooden custom crates manufactured by the company’s in-house woodshop,
  • Pickup or delivery of crates and loading/unloading of crates or containers,
  • Packaging of fragile goods,

Massida is member of the French Federation of Moves (Chambre Syndicale du Déménagement Française) and IAM (International Association of Movers).


Project Cargo

  • Ericsson telecom substations
  • Conco power transformers 15 units X 70 -180 MT convoy of 3 escorted 180t modular trailers off road including road surveys
  • Larson and Toubro power transformers 15 units X 60 -110 MT convoy of modular trailers off road including road surveys
  • Schlumberger: drilling station 275 trucks Djibouti
  • Seismic Vibrator Convoy: 95 trucks Import/export Ethiopia
  • Wolkaite sugarcane irrigation project: 40 000 CBM (365 trucks) and 300 containers handled & transported to North Ethiopia
  • Ethiopian Airlines: 7 million USD state of the art aircraft simulator delivery - Ethiopia
  • Mobilization of cargo for construction of Horizon Fuel Terminal-Djibouti

International Organizations and Diplomatic Missions

  • WFP, UN, ICRC, WHO, UNDP, UNHCR, IOM, Save the Children, Obock Saudi Refugee Camp
  • Action against hunger, Danish Refugee Council,
  • US, French, Chinese, German, Egyptian Embassies


  • US Navy, Royal Navy, AMISOM, Japanese Self
  • Defense Force, NAMSA, Italian military, French Military


  • Starbucks, DP World, Horizon Oil Terminal, Casino
  • Supermarket, Huajian, CSCEC, Tyco, Subcom, Cad dell, BL, Harbert, KBR, Prime Projects International,
  • Rubis Energy, Ethiopian Airlines


Contact Massida if you need quality support!

Over 55 years of solid past performance has made Massida the ideal partner for international organizations that need to extend support to their clients in the Horn of Africa.
Massida clients benefit from international services thanks to leading trusted global networks and brands


Logistics and HHG personal effects moves

  • +253 21 351 531
  • Rue Nelson Mandela
  • City, Djibouti

Fedex and TNT

  • +253 21 356 662
  • Route de Venise
  • Saline Ouest
  • City, Djibouti

Commercial and military vessel agency and handling

  • +253 21 351 531
  • Rue Nelson Mandela
  • City, Djibouti

General procurement and sourcing

  • +253 21 359 713 / +253 21 359 011
  • Route de Venise
  • Saline Ouest
  • City, Djibouti


Logistics and HHG personal effects moves

  • +251 942 187 200
  • Park Lane Tower, 2nd Floor
  • Bole Sub-city, Woreda-03,
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Somalia logistics and procurement

  • +252 612 892 388
  • Mohamed Osman Building
  • Taleh road, Km4
  • Mogadishu
  • Somali

Somaliland logistics and procurement

  • +252 612 892 388
  • Maansoor road next to the Universal TV
  • Hargeisa, Somaliland

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