Lufthansa adds Africa routes

Lufthansa Cargo is strengthening its presence in Africa. Since mid-September, the carrier has been flying to Lagos, Nigeria twice a week, with the MD-11F. At the end of October, the Tunisian capital, Tunis, will also be incorporated into the route network. The route will be served every Tuesday, with the MD-11F. “As a growth market, […]
  • October 13, 2014

Strong trade volumes in Africa for DHL

Import and export trade volumes for DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa remain strong and are forecast to grow. “The first half of 2014, revealed strong continuing growth for DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa’s top three import trade lanes: the United States, France and China while the top three Sub Saharan Africa’s export trade lanes were […]
  • September 1, 2014

Air cargo in Africa: A call for action?

At the ICAO Meeting on Air Cargo Development in Africa, held Aug. 5-7 in Lome, Togo, many people said many things while expounding statistics and figures. ICAO summarized the first day’s discussion: “Airfreight has allowed otherwise remote African regions to access world markets for agricultural and other products. The success of many economies and operations […]
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  • August 28, 2014

DHL relies on retail expansion in Africa

Retail expansion is key to DHL Express’ Africa business strategy, said Sumesh Rahavendra, head of marketing for DHL Express, Sub Saharan Africa. The recently released A.T Kearney African Retail Development Index further validated the company’s plans as it ranked the top 10 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa for retail expansion and highlighted Rwanda, Nigeria, Namibia, Tanzania […]
  • May 7, 2014

Africa airfreight down as carriers adjust to challenges

African airfreight tonnage fell by 2.7 percent in 2013, according to Airports Council International. South Africa’s economy in particular is suffering, and Johannesburg, Africa’s leading air cargo hub, saw a 5.4 percent drop in volume for the year. Ronel Rossouw, national cargo sales manager for South African Airways, says a weak rand and rising fuel […]
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  • April 29, 2014

DHL expands in Africa with new planes, facilities

Deutsche Post DHL attributes its financial results for 2013 partly to emerging markets such as Africa. “DHL Express is the market leader across Africa, and our unparalleled footprint and continued investment in the continent is testament to that,” Charles Brewer, managing director for DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa, said. “During 2013, we continued with our expansion […]
  • March 17, 2014

Gorillas, laundry among DHL’s quirky cargo

From a delivery of nine gorillas across two continents to a specific heart internal defibrillator, DHL Express flew some strange cargo in 2013. DHL Express released its annual list of quirky delivery requests for the year. In the Sub-Saharan Africa region, there has been an increase in strange food delivery requests with each passing year, […]
  • January 31, 2014

Middle East Surging: Emirates tops international rankings while FedEx, UPS still busiest overall

Middle-East-based carriers were among the top gainers in the World Air Transport Statistics for 2012. Emirates SkyCargo made one of the most significant advances, rising to the top spot, past FedEx, in the regional category and achieving third overall, behind FedEx and UPS Airlines in total scheduled freight tonnes carried, according to the 57th edition […]
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  • August 28, 2013

Djibouti’s big cargo dream

Djibouti International Airport hopes to become a conduit for air cargo to Africa’s landlocked nations. The airport in the tiny nation of less than one million people on the Horn of Africa took its ambitious plans to the Transport Logistic exhibition in Munich in June. It was the first time the airport had forayed into […]
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  • July 1, 2013
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