Officials visiting athe newly inaugurated ethiopian airlines group's e-commerce Logistics facility

Ethiopian Inaugurates $55mln E-commerce Logistics Hub

Ethiopian Airlines Group has inaugurated an e-commerce logistics facility at its main hub inside Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.

The airline has described the e-commerce facility built with an investment of 55 million US Dollars as “the first of its kind in Africa.”

The facility, which is dedicated to e-commerce, mail and courier logistics services, is aimed at bridging logistical gaps and positioning Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as the cross-border e-commerce logistics hub for Africa and beyond.

“The inauguration of this cutting-edge e-commerce logistics facility is a significant breakthrough for Ethiopian Airlines Group and the entire African economy,” Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mesfin Tasew said. 

The Ethiopian e-commerce facility is located inside the Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics premises.

CEO Mesdin said: “We have implemented high-end technologies in the infrastructure that revolutionize the way goods are transported and delivered in the e-commerce industry in Africa. 

“Through this facility, Ethiopian Airlines paves the way for the development of e-commerce services in Ethiopia and the African continent.” 

Built on 15,000 square meters of area, the facility boasts a capacity to handle 150,000 tons annually. 

“We are glad to witness that our investment of 55 million USD has indeed paid off and enabled us to set the e-commerce industry in the continent to follow the global trend,” Mesfin added.

This e-commerce Logistics Facility is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and systems that will allow Ethiopian to offer a range of services including consolidation, deconsolidation, sortation, repacking, labeling and more.

Customers can now track and trace their shipments effortlessly from anywhere, says Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services, one of the major strategic business units within the Ethiopian Airlines Group.

Ethiopian Cargo currently covers more than 135 destinations around the world with both belly-hold capacity and 68 dedicated freighter services, deploying more than 145 airplanes, including 17 dedicated freighter aircraft.