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Ethiopian launches new $55m e-commerce logistics facility

Ethiopian Airlines Group has inaugurated its state-of-the-art e-commerce logistics facility at Bole International Airport.
photo_camera Ethiopian Inaugurates First of its Kind e-commerce Logistics Facility at Bole International Airport. Credit: Ethiopian Airlines/LinkedIn

Ethiopian Airlines Group has inaugurated its state-of-the-art e-commerce logistics facility at Bole International Airport.

Located inside the Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics premises, the newly built facility is dedicated to e-commerce, mail and courier logistics services.

The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and offers a range of services including consolidation, deconsolidation, sortation, repacking, labeling and more.

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest airline group in Africa and one of the fastest-growing airline brands globally, says its new facility is aimed at bridging logistical gaps and positioning Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as the cross-border e-commerce logistics hub for Africa and beyond.

Mesfin Tasew, Ethiopian Airlines Group chief executive, said: “The inauguration of this cutting-edge e-commerce logistics facility is a significant breakthrough for Ethiopian Airlines Group and the entire African economy.

“We have implemented high-end technologies in the infrastructure that revolutionise the way goods are transported and delivered in the e-commerce industry in Africa.

“Through this facility, Ethiopian Airlines paves the way for the development of e-commerce services in Ethiopia and the African continent.

“Built on 15,000 sqm of area, the facility boasts a capacity to handle 150,000 tonnes annually.

“We are glad to witness that our investment of 55 million USD has indeed paid off and enabled us to set the e-commerce industry in the continent to follow the global trend.”

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