June 20-22 | Sheraton Addis in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia



The Flexport – Liege gateway to Europe for Africa

Liege Airport is dedicated to cargo since more than 20 years, and has become a global player in the cargo market. On a daily basis, wide-body freighters connect Asia, Africa and the Americas to Europe through Liege. The airport is the gateway for inbound and outbound airfreight for the European market; the location of the airport, at the crossroads of noncongested
highways, allows minimum trucking time to ultimate destinations all across the continent. The cargo transits from any point on the globe to the next in a minimum of time.

Liege is the airfreight hub for TNT Express and the home of TNT Airways. National flag carriers such as Ethiopian Airlines, Icelandair, El Al, UIA, Emirates and Qatar Airways operate freighters on a daily basis. Specialist cargo operators like CAL, NAS and Global Africa Cargo have established their hubs in Liege.

As well as scheduled business, Liege is also experienced in cargo charters, operating specialised flights for cargo as diverse as live horses and cattle to flowers, fish, oil, and mining and gas
equipment. Liege Airport is also a leader of relief efforts, with ad-hoc flights to support the fight against Ebola in Africa and send goods to victims of the Nepal earthquake among various
other response operations for disasters around the world.

Africa is on top of the agenda in Liege. Liege Airport has become the leading European gateway to Africa for maindeck capacity. From Africa, freighters arrive daily supplying the European market with perishables. Liege is positioned perfectly, from perishable cargo shippers’ point of view, in between Aalsmeer flower auction in Holland and the Rungis Market in France. Southbound, general cargo, machine parts, automotive are shipped via Liege to Africa. Supplies for the Oil, Mining and Gas shipments are the bread and butter for these operations. It benefits all parties involved to learn from the shippers about their needs and requirements, to provide better services and grow the business.

Although well established and connected, Liege Airport is still a place with plenty of opportunities for freight operators. Becoming part of the Liege Airport cargo community allows
airlines and freight forwarders alike to tap into global opportunities. The airport’s cargo team will assist in discovering these and making a business case for them.

Visit: www.liegeairport.com

Ethiopian Cargo Background

Ever since the first cargo charter operation was launched to Nairobi in 1946, Ethiopian Cargo Services remained to be one of the key core activity of the airline. It has been playing an important role on the transportation of horticulture produces from Kenya and later from Ethiopia. Through its vast passenger flights network coupled with freighter services, the airline significantly contributed for the growth and development of trade relationship of the African nations with the rest of the world.

Ethiopian Cargo is now one of the seven strategic business units of the Ethiopian Airlines Group and the largest cargo service provider in Africa:

Cargo Fleet

Ethiopian's fleets are young, modern, fitted with the latest technology and fuel efficient system with less carbon emission. At present, our freighter fleet consists of two 757Fs and 6 B777F. This is in addition to the belly holds of, four B757S, seven B767-300ER, six B777-200, thirteen 787-Dreamliner and four B777-300ER.

Cargo Network

Ethiopian Cargo provides scheduled services and chartered/leased operations. Ethiopian cargo flies to more than 30 international destinations spread across four continents. The cargo networks includes: 20 in Africa; 8 in Gulf, Middle East and Asia and 2 in Europe.

Its Network links Africa to the rest of the world by transporting different finished products, pharmaceutical, perishables foodstuffs, etc via its HUB in Addis Ababa.

Ethiopian Cargo Services Facilities

Currently, Ethiopian Cargo services has warehouse facilities with a capacity 250,000 tons of cargo capacity per annum and cold room temperature ranging from -21 to 10C. (2000 sq. meters). It has also additional cold room facility with a capacity of 65,000 tons of cargo with temp ranging from 2-4C in 6,000 sq. meters dedicated for export products. The Airline is building a new cargo terminal that has two phases, upon completion it will make Ethiopian cargo terminal one of the largest air cargo terminal in the world with a capacity of handling 1.2 mill. tons per annum.

Visit : www.ethiopianairlines.com


Established in 1973, Chapman Freeborn delivers air cargo charter and aircraft leasing solutions to a diverse client base of international freight forwarders, logistics providers, shippers, government agencies and humanitarian organisations.

With over 30 offices worldwide, the company analyses route, payload and timescale in order to propose the most suitable aircraft for the requirement - including full-charter, part-charter, backloads and other commercially innovative solutions.

Tailored services are provided to transport heavy and outsize pieces, oil and gas equipment, automotive parts and other commercial cargo - as well humanitarian airlifts and airdropping contracts.

The company has a number of specialised subsidiaries that complement its core charter business. These include Intradco Global, a renowned animal transport specialist, and Chapman Freeborn OBC, a provider of hand-carry services worldwide.

In addition to cargo related operations, Chapman Freeborn also offers specialist passenger services including solutions for executive travel, crew rotations and evacuation flights.

Visit: www.chapman-freeborn.com

Visit: www.magma-aviation.com

Visit: www.qrcargo.com


Air Djibouti

It is 14 years since Air Djibouti was a regular airline visitor in Africa. And in 2016, the ‘Red Sea Airline’ is back and proudly representing Djibouti – the ‘Gateway to Africa’.

Led by its dynamic Chairman, Mr. Aboubaker Omar Hadi, and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Mario Fulgoni, Air Djibouti is an airline with purpose and vision. The strategic geographical location of Djibouti with its developing and growing Ports and Free Zone project needs an airline that can fulfill current requirements and be ready and prepared for future growth. And this growth will mainly be in the cargo sector.

By sea to Djibouti and then onwards by air. A simple concept. And with a new airport expected in the next 4 years, now is the right time for Air Djibouti.

Planning and calculated growth is imperative to the success of the new airline, as is correctly identifying our markets, their business potential, and working with partners. We are operating in an area that is poorly served with regional freight services, and this is the market we will concentrate on.

Visit: www.air-djibouti.com

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Visit: www.aviaco-gse.com

Visit: www.koeln-bonn-airport.de

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