Envirotainer has signed its first Global Master Lease Agreement with an African airline, by signing a deal with Ethiopian Airlines.
Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services has recently inaugurated state-of-the-art cargo terminal II together with the existing Terminal will give the airline a total tonnage capacity of around one million tonnes per annum.
The terminal is fitted with enhanced cold chain facilities will boost the airlines’ capacity for storage and handling of temperature sensitive and life science products.
The completion of the second phase, which adds 600,000 tonnes of annual capacity will give Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services will one of the world’s largest cargo terminals.
Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics services managing director, Fitsum Abady says: “We are very pleased to be the first African airline partnering with Envirotainer. In this highly lucrative market the application of active temperature controlled containers play vital role for the protection and safety of time and temperature sensitive healthcare products both onboard and on the ground throughout the supply chain.
“This commercial partnership with Envirotainer significantly fuels our aim on providing superior protection and seamless connectivity through our sales networks stretched across the five continents.”
Envirotainer head of global partner management, Bourji Mourad says: “This newly signed Global Master Lease Agreement with Ethiopian Airlines is very welcomed, particularly since it is our first with an African based airline that has invested so much in newly built facilities and services for the safe handling of pharmaceutical and life sciences products.”