Ethiopian Freight Forwarders and Shipping Agents Association

EFFSAA Weekly Newsletter, Vol. 01, No. 014

Construction of Dire Dawa Dry Port and Terminal underway with Over 69 Million Dollar.


Dire Dawa Port and Terminal, which is currently under construction by CCECC, is over 28 percent complete and will be operational in the next three to four months said Mehretab Teklu, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ESLSE Ports and Terminal Services. He added that the Dire Dawa dry port and terminal is integrated with the railway line and is located close to the industrial park and the airport close will make it to deliver efficient logistics service.

The Dire Dawa port and terminal covers an area of ​​34.1 hectares, of which 15.5 hectares will be a container terminal, 5,400 square meters of warehouse, G + 4 office building and other necessary infrastructure.

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Awash – Kombolcha – Hara Gebeya Railway

Discussion was held between Dagmawit Moges, Minister-Ministry of Transport and team Yapı Merkezi on the status of pending issues on the Awash-Kombolcha-Hara Gebaya Railway Project in-order to ensure a successful completion of the project in Ethiopia on Nov 20, 2020

Awash – Kombolcha – Hara Gebaya Railway Project, which was built by Yapı Merkezi as a single line with a length of 390 km, will be of great importance in providing the connection between the northern part of Ethiopia and the center. Included in Ethiopia’s Development and Growth Plan, the line is one of the priority railways and is the backbone of the transportation system. It will connect the northern and eastern regions of Ethiopia to Djibouti Port, creating an important export corridor.

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Ships Moved More Than 11bn Tonnes of Our Stuff around the Globe Last Year


The shipping of goods around the world keeps economies going. But it comes at an enormous environmental cost – producing more CO2 than the aviation industry. This problem should be getting urgent international attention and action, but it’s not.

As other industries clean up their act, shipping’s share of the global emissions total will only increase. New fuels and ship design, and even technology such as mechanical sails, may go some way to decarbonizing the industry – but it won’t be enough. It’s high time the international shipping industry radically curbed its emissions. The industry must set a net-zero target for 2050 and a realistic plan to meet it.

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EL AL and Etihad Look to Team Up on Cargo

EL AL and Etihad will explore a new partnership as the UAE and Israel continue to forge closer business relationships following the signing of a peace deal earlier in the year.

EL AL Israel Airlines and Etihad Airways will explore deeper cooperation following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

The wide-ranging MOU covers scope to introduce joint codeshare services between Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv, as well as on the global flight networks beyond the two carriers’ hubs.

It also contains plans for greater commercial cooperation in the fields of cargo, engineering, loyalty, destination management and the optimal use of pilot and cabin crew training facilities.

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Transport Apples Under ‘Cold Transport’ Conditions


Worldwide, almost 70 million tonnes of apples are produced annually. In the northern hemisphere, the European Union is by far the world champion exporter with a production volume of about 14 million tonnes, followed by China with almost 1 million tonnes of export. The US also has a very large harvest. In the south, the larger market players are Chile, New Zealand and South Africa.

The general CT protocol is the same for all importing countries, but each country has its own specific requirements in the protocol, be it the number of days, the required temperature or the position of the probes. Therefore, make sure that you have the right specifications! If the protocol fails, your cargo will not be accepted for import.

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