Hiwot Customs Clearing & Forwarding Agency PLC

Phone +251 114 16 95 09
Phone 2 +251 114 16 95 10
Phone 3 +251 114 16 95 11
Mobile +251 932 97 15 00
Mobile 2 +251 935 98 16 31
Mobile 3 +251 911 48 82 58/ 911 78 52 77
LocationOn the road from Gotera to Kera, Next to Pepsi, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Primary CategoryTransportation/Freight Transport
Hiwot Customs Clearing & Forwarding Agency PLC

Hiwot Customs Clearing & Forwarding Agency PLC is a well-instituted transit and forwarding company in Ethiopia. Our staff members have excellent knowledge and long experience in the field of transiting both export and import cargoes and as well shipping and transport activities.

Hiwot Customs Clearing & Forwarding Agency PLC was established in the month of April 2010 with a fully paid capital of 1,500,000 (One million Five Hundred Birr ). The company clears goods from the port of Djibouti through the Addis Ababa customs office and other customs branch offices, as well as for goods originating from Ethiopia to various destinations.

Our Services

  • Customs clearing
  • Freight forwarding
  • Shipping
  • Transporting
  • Packing
  • Warehousing
  • Renting of mobile crane and forklift

Our business activities

  • Forwarding and clearing goods arrived by UNI MODAL in Djibouti by doing all facilities that import cargo may require.
  • Forwarding and clearing goods arrived by MELTI MODAL at Mojo dry port and other ports.

We also have our sister transport company, Djibouti Freight Transport Owners Association, under the full supervision of our general manager, providing a freight transport service from Djibouti port and other respective dry ports.

Let us work together, you will benefit from:

  • Fast and safe delivery of your goods in a most efficient way
  • Accurate and timely information on a daily basis
  • Clear picture of your goods as if you are on the spot


Our vision is to be a reliable clearing and forwarding agency of respective importers and exporters in Ethiopia.


Our mission is to benefit the strategic position of our service and to develop and promote our forwarding agency in the field of transiting and shipping.

Company History and Staff

The co-founder, Ato Fekadu Berhanu Ayele, who is currently the general manager of the company, has worked in Iland Transport Association Organization for almost 40 years in various positions.

The other co-founder, Ato Hailu Engidawork, has worked in a foreign shipping and transit company, progressing from clerk to branch executive manager positions for almost 13 years. Ato Hailu then joined Maritime Transit and Shipping Service Corporation in the year 1972 E.C and served for almost 15 years as Division Manager and Assistant Deputy General Manager of Import Department of Hiwot Customs Clearing & Forwarding Agency PLC. He also has worked at Assab port as a manager both in Shipping and Transiting for a year and a half. Ato Hailu is currently the operation manager of Hiwot Customs Clearing and Forwarding Agency PLC.

The Deputy General Manager of Hiwot Customs Clearing and Forwarding Agency PLC, Ato Senay Fekadu Berhanu, has over 4 years of experience in inland transportation haulage.

Another staff member, Ato Abebe Zewdie W/Tsaddik, has also very good knowledge of document processing and assessment both in import and export cargoes, as well as shipping documents. He has been certified by Ethiopia's Revenue and Customs Authority since 1990 E.C.  and has a long experience in document processing and customs duty, and taxation. He has taken also a refreshment course in 2002 E.C. and he also has a certificate in Forwarding Agency from Maritime Transit Service Enterprise.

Our office is well equipped with all necessary office requirements, furniture and others.

Cross Border Level 3-B Freight Transport Owners is an Association established ten years ago. According to the rules and regulations of the road transport authority, with system studies of the concerned professionals in the country, it is re-established. Mostly, we transport oilseeds, coffee, containers and some others to and from Djibouti Port to Addis Ababa and from Addis Ababa to Sudan and Kenya.

The organizational structure has a general assembly, board members, one general with structural framework supported with well-educated and experienced staff such as operation, Marketing, etc ...

The Organization has more than a hundred trucks with different loading capacities and various models registered by road transport authority. The manager Ato Fekadu Birhanu has a long experience as a manager in freight transporting operation, finance and Insurance in government and private organizations.

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