By Our Reporter
Ethiopian Airlines in the week ending 30th June 2017 unveiled its state of the art Cargo Terminal-II. The inauguration event was graced by H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, H.E. Mr. Ahmed Shide, Minister of Transport and Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam the Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines.
Making his remarks Desalegn said, “Today, the national flag carrier has become the largest aviation Group and the fastest growing airline in Africa unrivaled 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.”
Tewolde acknowledged partners who have contributed for the successful completion of the project and further remarked, “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.”
Nyambura is a senior journalist based in Kampala