IATA expects cargo transportation to be doubled


Ethiopian Airlines Group hosted the International Airlines Transport Association’s (IATA). More than 23 countries and different stakeholders have been participating on the workshop. According to IATA in the coming years the development of air cargo transportation is expected to be doubled.
Since the demand continues to boost, service givers should also strength their services, improve the system handling, packaging and transporting the goods.
High staff turnover, low retention, shift in compilation has been raised as organizational challenges for the development of cargo transport.
IATA provide different kinds of technical knowledge, products, services and training solutions, to the industry needs on the definition of standards for documentation, handling and training, as well as their promotion and use, contributed to achieving a very high degree of safety in the transportation of dangerous goods by air.
“Development of new products powered by these dangerous goods is driving the demand,” said Fistum Abadi, managing director of Ethiopian cargo, since these goods are dangerous to the environment and human, Ethiopian airlines is working based on the international standards.
Ethiopian cargo and logistic service gives General Cargo services and also provide Special Cargo services like Perishable, Valuable Cargo, Pharmaceuticals, Live Animals, Human Remains, Dangerous Goods and Mail and Courier.
Experts of IATA also cautions airlines, cargo handlers and freight forwarders on the transportation of dangerous cargo by air. Hosted by Ethiopian Airlines at the Ethiopian Aviation Academy, the IATA Cargo Workshop on Dangerous Cargo attracted 60 delegates from 23 countries representing airlines, cargo handlers and freight forwarders.
The growth of cargo globally impacts everyone. IATA sees a global growth of 100 percent in the next 15 years. The cargo industry in Africa, too, is growing. African carriers like Ethiopian Airlines are investing heavily on cargo fleet, cargo terminal and technologies.
In related development Ethiopian Airlines Group secure 800 million dollar from cargo transportation in the last fiscal year of 2018/19 which is 88 percent of its target. The airline was planning to secure 906 million dollar.
Ethiopian is one of the largest cargo network operator and one of the major global cargo players, serving 57 global freighter destinations and over 103 destinations on both freighter and belly hold services.
Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services gives airport-to-airport services with 12 dedicated freighters, including 10 Boeing B777-200LRF with capacity to transport 103 tons each and two Boeing B737-260F with capacities of 22 tons each.
Ethiopian operates in major trade lanes between Africa and Europe, Middle-east and Asia providing a convenient and reliable cargo service to and from the continent. Currently, Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services operates a warehouse with over 450,000 tons annual capacity in which the air line has the capacity to transport around 1.6million kilograms of goods per day.