ADDIS ABABA – The first Sea-Air Cargo Operation that discharge 17 tons of electronic and home appliances from Shenzen, China, to Lagos and Kano in Nigeria via Djibouti was launched on Thursday.
The launching event was attended by the Chairperson of Djibouti Ports & Free zone Authority, Aboubaker Omar Hadi, a diplomat from Ethiopian Embassy in Djibouti, Beniyam Ephrem, Area Manager of Ethiopian Airlines as well as other important stakeholder in the supply chain.
When fully operational, the newly started Sea-Air cargo project will double the cargo operation of the Airlines and make Djibouti a hub for sea-Air cargo logistics.
Sea-Air cargo project that is twice as fast as the sea only and twice as cheap as the Air only transportation would massively scale up trade relations between the two countries as well as between Africa and Asia, particularly China, according to ministry of foreign affairs.
The Ethiopia and Djibouti could also benefit from schemes such as the sea-air cargo connectivity project that would certainly bring forth its blessings of e-commerce along the way, it said.