Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, Africa’s Largest Cargo operator, has taken delivery of its 9th B777F aircraft in its cargo fleet family, on December 7, 2018 at its home base at Bole International Airport. The new aircraft will increase the total freighter fleet of Ethiopian to 11. Maintaining its trajectory of rapid growth and expansion in the global cargo industry, Africa’s Largest Cargo Service provider and largest Global Cargo Network, Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services, plays a critical role in providing global standard supply chain management in facilitating import and export economies of African countries.
Per its 15-year growth road map, Vision 2025, Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services envisions to generate two billion dollars of revenue with 19 dedicated freighter aircraft and transporting 820,000 tons of cargo to 57 destinations.
Ethiopian Airlines has been recognized by Guangzhou Bayiun International Airport (GBIA) as top performing airline in terms of Export & Import Cargo Transportation via the airport. Ethiopian won the award for the second time in a row outperforming competing airlines, with 38,800 tons of cargo it transported via the airport in 2018 alone. ET has 11% (the largest) share of the total international cargo transportation at Baiyun International Airport.
The award was handed to ET at Customers Annual Meeting organized by GBIA on January 30, 2019. Top 3 international cargo carriers, top 3 domestic cargo carriers and top 3 cargo agents were among the participants at the event which was attended by Mr Tony Tang, General Manager of GBIA Air Logistics and other higher management of Airport Authority. Speaking at the event, Mr Tony Tang expressed his appreciation for ET’s contribution towards China-Africa investment growth and for the major role the airline is playing. The award is a big achievement for Ethiopian considering that it outperformed big carriers such as Qatar, Turkish Airlines and Emirates.
Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, Africa’s largest cargo operator, has been crowned with the STAT Times International Awards for Excellence in Air Cargo in different category for the fourth year in a row. This year it won ‘African Cargo Airline of the Year’ and ‘Air Cargo Brand of the Year in Africa’ Awards held at Johannesburg from February 19 to 21.
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Ethiopian Group CEO and MD Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services receiving the awards
Regarding the awards, Group Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked, “We are honored to have received the ‘African Cargo Airline of the Year’ and ‘Air Cargo Brand of the Year in Africa’ awards which are testimony to the leading role Ethiopian is playing in air cargo service in Africa.
In line with Vision 2025, we have been investing heavily in expanding our cargo services, building the largest trans-shipment terminal in Africa with an annual capacity of about 1 million tons and deploying 9 dedicated freighters. Our cargo services today span across 44 international destinations in Africa, the Gulf, Middle East, Asia, the Americas and Europe, augmenting the export of perishables from Africa and import of high value goods. I’d like to extend my gratitude to Air Cargo Africa for recognizing our efforts with these awards, and I’d like to congratulate my 16,000 plus colleagues at Ethiopian Airlines on the success they achieved through their dedication and hard work.”
By 2025, Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services envisions becoming a full-fledged profit center of Ethiopian Airlines Group with annual revenue of US$ 2 Billion, 19 dedicated aircraft, annual tonnage of 820,000, and 57 international destinations.