Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services has taken delivery of its eighth B777 freighter, at its home base at Bole International Airport (ADD), on 10 November.
Commenting on the new freighter, Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO, Ethiopian Group said: “We are very delighted to welcome our 8th B777 freighter aircraft. The new aircraft will help us bolster our leading role in cargo operation in Africa and beyond, further expanding our commendable contribution in boosting the continent’s airfreight export/import traffic as laid out in our Vision 2025.
As the largest cargo operator in Africa, we are currently serving over 44 international dedicated freighter destinations in the Africa, the Gulf, Middle East, Asia, the Americas and Europe, augmenting the export of perishable farm products from the continent of Africa and the import of high value industrial goods.
With more freighters on order, we are set to consolidate our role in availing much needed airfreight service within Africa and beyond, further catalysing the continent’s economic growth,” GebreMariam added.
The Addis Ababa-based carrier said it is maintaining its trajectory of rapid growth and expansion in the global cargo industry, and is sticking to its 15-year growth road map, Vision 2025, where the cargo division envisions generating USD 2.0 billion of revenue with 19 dedicated freighters and transporting some 820,000 tonnes of cargo to 57 destinations.
This is enable it to continue “to play a critical role in providing global standard supply chain management in facilitating import and export economies of African countries,” it said.