Ethiopian PM cuts the ribbon for Africa’s largest cargo terminal
Jun 30, 2017: Ethiopian Airlines’ state of the art Cargo Terminal-II was inaugurated by Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. Also in attendance were Ahmed Shide, Minister of Transport and Tewolde GebreMariam, GCEO, Ethiopian Airlines, other high level government officials and participants of the ICAO Cargo Forum.
Commenting on the occasion, Hailemariam Desalegn said, “Today, the national flag carrier has become the largest aviation Group and the fastest growing airline in Africa unrivalled in efficiency with shining operational excellence. Above all, Ethiopian Airlines has played an important and irreplaceable role in the development of the economy, export and import activities and foreign exchange earnings.”
GebreMariam also acknowledged partners who has contributed for the successful completion of the project and further stated, “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. This milestone will make Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services one of the world’s largest cargo terminals; comparable with cargo terminals in Amsterdam Schiphol, Singapore Changi, or Hong Kong.”