Ethiopian Airlines is to host the ICAO Global Air Cargo Development Forum from 27 – 29 June with the theme “Action for the Sustainable Development of Air Cargo in Africa”.
The forum, which will be held at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa conference hall, will bring together policy-makers, air transport regulators, representatives from the aviation industry and other stakeholders, to review progress towards implementing the Lome Declaration, identify challenges and opportunities and build on the decisions of the 39th ICAO Assembly.
Ethiopian Airlines Group chief executive officer, Tewolde GebreMariam says: “With the aim of complementing the booming African economy, Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services has availed the most efficient air cargo services within, to and from Africa: expanding cargo destinations across the globe; inaugurating the first phase of a state of the art cargo Terminal II, which together with the second phase has annual uplift capacity of 1.2 million tons, and automating its entire cargo business process with one of the best cargo IT systems.”
He adds: “I believe, this forum will create an ample opportunity for participants to see the immense potential Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services has developed to ensure easy cargo movement across the continent and beyond, while enjoying side visits to the beautiful natural and historic attractions at the Land of Origins.”
The forum is expected to contribute to cooperative activities between the International Civil Aviation Organization (IACO), the World Customs Organization and The International Air Cargo Association.