ADDIS ABEBA – The Ethiopian Airlines and the Djibouti Ports and Free Zones Authority (DPFZA) have agreed on January 20 to launch a freight transport service.
The agreement aimed to facilitate a smooth and efficient transition of goods in Africa, said Ethiopia’s ministry of foreign affairs in a statement after the agreement was reached in a meeting held in neighboring nation.
The agreement anticipates expedited Cargo and freight transportation of more than 400,000 tons of items from China to African countries via Djibouti, the ministry said.
“If successful, the agreement will help the Ethiopian Airline double its existing cargo service,” the statement added.
Ethiopia’s envoy to Djibouti, Berhanu Tsegaye, the Chairman of Djibouti Ports and Free Zones Authority, Aboubaker Omar Hadi, representatives of Ethiopian and Djibouti Airlines, officials from Chinese-Merchant, and stakeholders attended the meeting.