Africa’s ‘Moon Shot’: Preparing for an African air cargo renaissance

Built more than 60 years ago, Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) is hardly a cutting-edge example of a modern, global air cargo hub. While there have been some recent expansions to its cool-chain handling facilities, NBO’s connectivity to the rest of the world is relatively modest. Still, Kenya’s largest airport has ardent fans. “Jomo […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 4, 2019

Into & Out of Africa: Links to China are rewriting the rules of African airfreight

Mere hours after being offloaded from an inbound flight originating at Guangzhou’s Baiyun International Airport (CAN), a case of cell phones has already been processed through Jomo Kenyatta International Airport’s (NBO) new express center. They now sit at the edge of an off-airport warehouse, waiting for pickup to continue their journey over land. In the […]
  • Molly Thompson
  • October 3, 2018

Qatar Cargo appoints Siginon as Nairobi ground handler

Siginon Aviation has been appointed Qatar Airways Cargo’s ground and ramp handler for the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi, Kenya. Qatar Airways Cargo has served Nairobi for ten years now. Siginon Aviation’s facility includes a 3,000-square-meter perishables center, a 5,000-square-meter general cargo warehouse and specialized storage for dangerous, valuable and temperature-sensitive cargo. Nairobi […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 3, 2017