Ethiopian Freight Forwarders and Shipping Agents Association

EFFSAA Weekly Newsletter, Vol. 02, No. 080

Logistics Experts To Heighten Know-How Through Master Class Training

Logistics Experts To Heighten Know-How Through Master Class Training

Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA) inks an agreement with Ethiopia’s logistics association to boost professionals’ capacity on the emerging free trade zone concept.

During the agreement signing ceremony that was held on Tuesday October 4 at the headquarters of the Ethiopian Freight Forwarders and Shipping Agents Association (EFFSAA), the two sides agreed to facilitate a capacity building training for private and public office logistics experts to get further know how about the operation of free trade zone.

Elizabeth Getahun, President of EFFSAA, said that the role of the logistics professionals is crucial for any business, “Since the free trade zone concept is new for the country, a capacity building program is vital.”

Abenet Bekele, acting Country Director at TMEA, cited that his organization has different collaborative initiatives with EFFSAA whilst showcasing the solidified collaboration of the duo.

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Ethiopian Completes Conversion of Africa’s First B767 Passenger Aircraft into Freighter

Ethiopian Airlines has Completed Conversion of Africa’s First B767 Passenger Aircraft into Freighter.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mesfin Tasew said the conversion is aimed at replacing these ageing airplanes with ultramodern and technologically-advanced passenger aircraft to provide utmost comfort and convenience for passengers.

According to him, the conversion of the aircraft into freighter, also boosts the airline’s cargo shipment capacity and enhance its service.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Israel Aerospace Industries and become the first African carrier to successfully complete the passenger to cargo conversion of B767 aircraft,” he said.

As a fast growing airline, Ethiopian partnership with IAI, one of the global technology leaders in the Aerospace industry, is crucial in technology and skill transfer in the field of maintenance, repair and overhaul, the CEO stated.

Ethiopian had temporarily converted around 25 of its wide-body passenger aircraft into freighters using its in-house MRO capability which boosted its cargo operations and enabled it to transport around 1 billion doses of Covid19 vaccine around the globe, the CEO added.

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Packaging Center for Export Textile Products Opened at Modjo Dry Port

Freighters International carried out the construction of packaging center at Modjo Dry Port and it was inaugurated by the Minister of Transport and Logistics, Dagmawit Moges.

Dagmawit stated that the center will enable the ever-growing export product to be collected and delivered to the foreign market in a manner that preserves its quality and safety.

Ato Daniel Zemichael, the owner of Freighters International Plc, said that commencement of center’s operation will rise the country’s textile production.

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Ethiopia, Djibouti Tailor Single Document for Seamless Logistics

The sweet benefits of working as a single body proves integral in the acceleration of logistics activities between the Ethiopian and Djibouti customs as the duo now tailor plans to bolster their operations by use of a single document management.

In light of the occasion of recognizing the successful shipment and transportation of 1.3 million metric tons of fertilizer for this agricultural season, the role of the two customs have been stated as one of the reasons for the achievement attained in the operation.

According to leaders from Djibouti and Ethiopia customs, the operation of fertilizer was seamless due to the one accord inner workings of the two controlling entities.

The two sides have also engaged to introduce more strong cooperation regarding declaration and other document based works.

Djibouti is the major sea outlet for Ethiopian cargos. For the current agricultural season, Ethiopia has imported 1.3 million metric tons of fertilizer within only 203 days, which is now the shortest period when compared to past experiences.

Besides the electrified railway system, Ethiopia and Djibouti are connected with three highway facilities; Balho, Galafi and Dewalle roads. The two countries are also working to realize One Stop Border Post.

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