Ethiopian Freight Forwarders and Shipping Agents Association

EFFSAA Weekly Newsletter, Vol. 01, No. 042

Turkey, Ethiopia Sign Transportation Deal

Turkey and Ethiopia inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in transportation. After signing of the MoU, Turkish Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoglu said that Ethiopia is an important ally for Turkey.

“We will share all of our experience with the friendly and allied nations in both investment and integration in all modes of transportation on land, air, rail, and sea,” he added.

Ethiopian Minister of Transport Dagmawit Moges stressed the two countries enjoy deep-rooted relations.

“Sharing knowledge, experts, and experience with Turkey will contribute to the development we have started in our country,” she said.

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Kenya Moyale Border Starts Operating as OSBP Between Kenya and Ethiopia

Kenya Moyale Border Starts Operating as OSBP Between Kenya and Ethiopia

Moyale Border has begun operating as a One Stop Border Post (OSBP), close to six months after its official launch by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Ethiopian counterpart Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The commencement of operations at the OSBP has been kickstarted by border regulatory officials from Kenya and Ethiopia.

Operationization of the post is expected to boost trade between the two neighboring nations, as well as promoting regional and economic integration between the East African and Horn of Africa regions. It is also expected to reduce the border crossing time by at least 30 percent, to enable faster movement of cargo and people.

Moyale OSBP development is complimented by the development of other infrastructure projects such as a bitumen standard 438 Kilometers Road from Merille River to Moyale in Kenya and 300 Kilometers roads’ sections in Ethiopia, with support from Africa Development Bank (AfDB), European Union, Government of Kenya and the Government of Ethiopia.

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The World Logistics Passport (WLP) Welcomes 10 New Countries at Inaugural Global Summit.

The World Logistics Passport Global Summit will host a mix of CEOs, government ministers and representatives of leading international trade bodies. (PRNewsfoto/World Logistics Passport)The World Logistics Passport (WLP) Welcomes 10 New Countries at Inaugural Global Summit 2

Malaysia, Kenya, Paraguay and Ecuador are the latest entrants to the World Logistics Passport. New joiners follow Ethiopia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Burkina Faso and Guinea who joined at the beginning of June.

The World Logistics Passport Global Summit hosted a mix of CEOs, government ministers and representatives of leading international trade bodies. Took place virtually, the Summit hosted a mix of CEOs, government ministers and representatives of leading international trade bodies to further international cooperation, offering businesses the right conditions, information and incentives to unlock the full potential of global trade. Chaired by H.H Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al Maktoum, Chairman and CEO of the Emirates Group, the Summit was attended by a global roster of speakers and panelists representing private and public sector leaders including:

H.E. Amadou Hott, Minister in charge of Economy, Planning and International Cooperation, Senegal

H.E. Marcelo Sampaio, Deputy Minister of Infrastructure, Brazil

H.E. Bakhyt Sultanov, Minister of Trade and Integration, Kazakhstan

H.E. Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade and Minister in charge of Talent Attraction and Retention at Ministry of Economy, United Arab Emirates

Pranab Kumar Das, Director of Compliance and Facilitation, World Customs Organization

Sanjiv Edward, Chief Commercial Officer, Delhi International Airport (DIAL)

Elizabeth Getahun, CEO of Panafric Global and President of the Ethiopian Freight Forwarders and Shipping Agents Association

Bruno Guella, Managing Director, Montevideo Free Airport, Uruguay

Basil Pietersen, President, International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA)

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DP World

Nabil Sultan, Divisional Senior Vice President, Emirates SkyCargo

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DPFZA Sign MoU to Realize Awaited Airport

Djibouti Port and Free Zone Authority (DPFZA), Paris Airport and Egis have signed a deal to come up with the realization of the highly anticipated Al Haj Hassan Gouled Aptidon International Airport that target to boost the logistics sector with full aspect.

The construction of this new International Airport is an important step in the strategy of creating transport synergy and will complement the missing link in the supply chain in Djibouti.

The airport will have a cargo terminal to serve as a basis for air-sea logistics and thus transform Djibouti into a strategic airport hub in the region.

Hassan Gouled Aptidon International Airport is a planned new airport construction project that is located around Ali-Sabieh, which is the town on the corridor to Dire Dawa.

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