Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, Africa’s largest cargo operator, has received the”Export & Import Cargo Transportation award” at a Customers Symposium organized by Guangzhou Bayiun International Airport in China on February 7, 2018.
Top 10 international cargo carriers, Domestic Cargo Carriers and Cargo Agents took part in the symposium. Ethiopian has the major share of 13% of the total international cargo transportation at Bayiun International Airport.
Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, remarked: “We are very pleased to stand out from the top 10 best performing international cargo operators in Guangzhou, China and to win such a prestigious award.
As one of the strategic business units under the Ethiopian Airlines Group, Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services has been registering remarkable growth and success in implementing our ambitious strategic road map, Vision 2025. It is playing a leading role in supporting China – Africa investment and trade ties by availing critical air connectivity.
With state of the art cargo terminals in Addis Ababa, our main hub, capable of accommodating 1 million tons annually and 8 dedicated freighters including 6 wide-body ultra-modern Boeing B777-200LRF with another 4 on order, Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics currently flies to 44 global freighter destinations globally covering 5 continents and is supporting the export of perishables from the continent and import of high value goods. I would like to extend my appreciation to the entire Cargo team for this award and the job well done.”
Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics has launched in January 2018 direct freighter service from regional airport in Bahir Dar (Ethiopia) to Liège further facilitating fresh delivery of agricultural produces like flower and vegetables.
About Ethiopian Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seventy plus years of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.
Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 100 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents.
Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.
Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business centers: Ethiopian Express & Ancillary Services; Ethiopian International Services; Ethiopian Cargo Services; Ethiopian MRO Services; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; ET In-flight Catering; and Ethiopian Ground Services. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.