News: Africa’s air cargo sector needs trade and aviation liberalisation to reach full potential

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In early February, the International Air Transport Association (Iata) released its global air freight data for the whole of 2018. Although worldwide demand, measured in freight (metric) ton kilometres, rose by 3.5%, compared with 2017, it was far below 2017’s 9.7% growth. In addition, demand softened towards the end of the year, as global trade weakened, consumer confidence declined, trade […]

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News: Nigeria Controls 70% Of Cargo Traffic Of West Central Africa – Ports’ Council

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The Chairman, Nigerian Ports Consultative Council, Chief Kunle Folarin, says Nigeria controls 70 per cent of cargo traffic of West and Central Africa. Folarin made this known on Friday in Lagos during the 3rd Annual Maritime Conference in honour of Dr Taiwo Afolabi,the Chief Executive and Vice Chairman, Sifax Group. The Theme of the conference was: “Port Costs and Ports […]

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Africa: Nigeria’s cargo airports – A tale of broken dreams

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His expansive farm, which spans several acres, is a wonder to behold. Well fenced and neatly nurtured, it could make anyone want to embrace farming. Tucked inside an agrarian community in Akoko area of Ondo State, which is about 87 kilometres from Akure, the state capital, one would be thrilled, even from the distance, with the much hard work and vision […]

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Africa: Nigeria’s Multi-Billion Naira Cargo Airports Fail To Take Off After 5 Years

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Efforts to promote exports across the country are still a mere dream as most cargo airports have failed to take off five years after the Federal Government designated 13 airports for imports and exports of agro-allied products. A recent visit by BusinessDay to five such designated airports, which include Lagos, Uyo, Akure, Port Harcourt and Owerri show that only Lagos […]

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Aviation: Cargo is the gold that will drive profit for Kenya Airways and other African Airlines

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In April this year, Kenya Airways (KQ) opened a state-of-the-art cargo express centre at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The centre is aimed at improving KQ’s cargo revenue as part of its turnaround strategy “Operation Pride” while catering to the needs of premium cargo clients who require express services. In an interview to Twinkle Sahita, Peter Musola, General Manager, Kenya Airways […]

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Aviation generates $72b annually as Lomé Declaration implementation will drive Cargo in Africa.

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Technological Innovation, regulatory reform and investment in infrastructure will be crucial for Africa’s growth in air cargo segment. And the full implementation of the Lomé Declaration will drive the air cargo segment growth, said the president of the ICAO Council, Dr Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu while addressing the Second Meeting on Air Cargo Development in Africa. The primary objective of the […]

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Aviation: Ethiopian Airlines Wins ‘Cargo Airline Award for Network Development” at Brussels

African’s largest cargo operator, Ethiopian Airlines, has won ‘Cargo Airline Award for Network Development’ at the tenth anniversary of the Brussels Airport Aviation Awards held on March 9, 2017. The Network Development Awards are presented to airlines that have developed new routes or achieved a remarkable growth in passengers or cargo. As a result, the ‘Network Development Award Cargo Airline’ […]

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Rizwan Kadri Confirmed As Managing Director/CEO, SAHCOL

By Friday Nwosu The board of Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL), has confirmed the appointment of Rizwan Kadri as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (COO), with effect from 1st April, 2016. Rizwan Kadri joined the grand handling firm in December, 2015 as Chief Operating Officer (COO), but was later appointed as Acting Managing Director in January,2016, after the former Managing […]

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Nigerian Airports to Experience Traffic Upsurge

Nigeria’s Airport Authority has says a significant upsurge in passenger, cargo and aircraft traffic is expected in the country’s airports by the last quarter of this year, when most of the terminal and other related projects at these airports would have been completed and commissioned. According to the General Manager, Corporate Communications, of the airport authority, with improvements in terminal […]

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