Ethiopian Airlines has inaugurated a new cargo terminal in the capital Addis Ababa.
The Cargo Terminal-II covers 150,000 square meters and includes a dry cargo terminal warehouse, perishable cargo terminal with cool chain storage as well as fully automated elevating transport vehicle technology.
“Infrastructure development being one of the four pillars of our fast, profitable and sustainable growth strategic roadmap, Vision 2025, we have been making massive investments in infrastructure projects to modernize and expand our cargo facilities at a total cost of US$150 million. The new Cargo Terminal-II combined with our existing Terminal-I will give us a total tonnage capacity of around 1 million per annum which is the largest in the continent of Africa,” said Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines.
The new terminal adds 600,000 tones annual uplift capacity, creating capacity equivalent to cargo terminals in Amsterdam Schiphol, Singapore Changi, or Hong Kong.
Photo: The new cargo temrinal will have the largest capcity in Africa. Credit: EA