Ethiopian Airlines has called on stakeholders to embrace e-commerce services in the logistics sector, which the world is expediting the services.
“The normal Cargo is in the process of transmuting into E-Cargo system following the change in working system from international e-commerce giants such as Amazon and Alibaba,” said Mr. Girma Wake, Board Chairperson of Ethiopian Airlines.
Meanwhile, Ethiopian Airlines announced Monday that construction of its e-commerce Hub has reached 44% of completion.
“We’re aiming to perform better in e-commerce and construction of our E-Commerce facility reached 44% of completion,” Abel Alemu, Managing Director of Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services during his presentation on a panel discussion, which focused on “Embracing Ethiopia’s E-Commerce Logistics: Challenges and Opportunities” at Ethiopian Skylight Hotel.
The new e-commerce facility is being built on 15,000 square meter land, capable of handling 150,000 tons of cargos in a year, said Abel.
“We’ve identified infrastructural development as a basic requirement to implement the e-cargo system compared to the international dynamics,” said Abel.
“Ethiopian Airlines has also crafted e-commerce strategy,” Girma on his part said.
By the end 2030, 755 of air cargo shipments are eCommerce parcels, according to estimates.