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Ethiopian Airlines’ E-Commerce Hub Poised to Propel E-Commerce

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Ethiopian Airlines has taken a major leap forward in international logistics and e-commerce with the launch of a state-of-the-art center at Bole International Airport.

This new facility, situated within the Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics complex, aspires to propel Addis Ababa to the forefront of the African, and potentially global, cross-border e-commerce landscape.

The center's inauguration, held just a week ago, has already garnered significant interest from leading international logistics companies, with many recognizing it as a potential game-changer for the courier industry. Designed to streamline logistics operations and capitalize on the burgeoning e-commerce market, further bolstered by the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), this facility marks a significant milestone.

Boasting a sprawling 15,000 square meters and an annual handling capacity of 150,000 tons, the USD 55 million investment promises to revolutionize e-commerce services in Ethiopia and beyond. The center incorporates cutting-edge technology to facilitate consolidation, sorting, repacking, and labeling of goods, while offering enhanced shipment tracking capabilities.

Industry leaders and Ethiopian Airlines officials view this development as a significant boost to global trade efficiency and connectivity. The center is poised to play a pivotal role in unlocking Africa's e-commerce potential and propelling the continent's economic growth.

Source (including image): Ethiopian Airliens and Capital Ethiopia