Group CEO Message

Message from Group Chief Executive Officer Ethiopian Airlines

ET Group CEO Message


Welcome to Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services!

It is a profound privilege for us to offer our esteemed customers an efficient global Cargo Service. As always, your cargo is in good hands!

Ethiopian is the largest cargo network operator and one of the major global cargo players, serving 39 global freighter destinations with 8 dedicated freighters including 6 Boeing B777-200LRF and 2 - Boeing B757-260F from our main hub in Addis Ababa and Liege . Ethiopian operates in major trade lanes between Africa and Europe, Middle-east and Asia providing a convenient and reliable cargo service to and from the continent.

Currently, Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services operates a warehouse with over 250,000 tons annual capacity, equipped with modern cooling facilities. To complement our continent’s growing economy with an efficient cargo movement, huge investments worth of 107 million Euro is underway to build modern and high capacity cargo terminals. Once completed, it will have a capacity of 1.2 million tons per annum and it will be the largest trans-shipment terminal in Africa. Of course, this is a capacity comparable to cargo terminals at Amsterdam Schiphol, Singapore Changi, Hong Kong, or Dubai.

At Ethiopian, use of latest information systems is not an afterthought; hence we are automating the entire cargo business process with one of the best Cargo IT systems (Cargo Spot, Champ) with the aim of providing efficient air cargo services within, to and from Africa. Our Cargo Services is using latest technologies for data, information and market intelligence with 100% e-AWB from its main hub in Addis Ababa and recorded 60.8% international e-AWB penetration while industry average is only 48.9% per IATA e-AWB penetration report of December 2016. This move is part and parcel of the airline’s entire effort towards becoming a paperless industry by adopting the latest aviation systems and technologies.

Per our long term growth plan, Vision 2025, we target to augment our uplift tonnage to over 820,000 per annum flying to 42 freighter destinations across 5 continents using 19 dedicated cargo aircraft. Seven years into our 15 years journey, we are now offering you cargo with care to 39 global destinations.

Thank you for choosing the services of Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services!

Tewolde GebreMariam

Group Chief Executive Officer