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Logistics Update Africa

Logistics Update Africa (LUA) is a bi monthly trade magazine that brings the most credible news, views and stories of and from Africa about the continent’s vibrant and evolving transport and logistics industries.

Etihad Cargo carries 51 horses from Liege to Hong Kong for show jumping event | Aviation

The flag carrier of UAE, Etihad Cargo has successfully shipped a very special consignment of show jumping horses from Belgium to Hong Kong for the annual Hong Kong Longines Masters

Air Cargo India 2018 pumps up India’s air cargo prospects | Aviation

Excitement among the air cargo industry stakeholders reached a new level as the 7th edition of Air Cargo India, kicked off on Tuesday.

U2 frontman Bono joins Zipline as director | Aviation

Rock band U2 frontman and philanthropist Bono has joined Zipline, the largest drone delivery service in the world as its director.

Swissport wins ground handling contract for 15 airports in Morocco | Aviation

Swissport International has won a licence for ground services from October 1, 2019, for 15 airports in Morocco.

Jomo Kenyatta becomes second fastest-growing airport in cargo handling: ACI report | Aviation

Airports Council International (ACI) World has released the latest World Airport Traffic Report showcasing the top airports for passengers, cargo and aircraft movements and highlighted the world’s fastest-growing airports in 2018.

UPS expands service to Algeria, Reunion, Namibia | Logistics

UPS has added three new countries served by UPS Worldwide Express, and broadened its reach across 76 cities in the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, and Africa (ISMEA).

After 18 years, Ethiopian Airlines ready for take-off to Athens | Aviation

After 18 years, Ethiopian Airlines will resume thrice weekly service to the city of Athens in Greece. It will be the Ethiopian’s 17th destination in Europe. Effective December 13, Ethiopian will start flying from Addis Ababa on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays to Athens.

Ghana’s national carrier to be operational soon | Aviation

Home-based carrier of Ghana, likely to be called as Akwaaba Airlines will soon begin operations, declared Ghana’s aviation minister Joseph Kofi Adda at the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) 40th Triennial Assembly in Montreal, Canada.

Uganda Airlines to introduce Bujumbura service | Aviation

Effective today, Uganda Airlines will launch flights to Bujumbura / Burundi three times a week.

Uganda Airlines to introduce Bujumbura service | Aviation

Effective today, Uganda Airlines will launch flights to Bujumbura / Burundi three times a week.

Kenya Airports Authority aims to become greenest airport operator by 2022 | Aviation

Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) has recently released its going-green initiative with a goal of becoming the greenest airport operator in Africa by 2022.

RiseUp acquires online MENA-based startup StarterHub | Technology

RiseUp, a Cairo-based platform that connects startups to resources worldwide, has acquired StarterHub, a Middle East and North Africa (MENA) focused online startup community. The deal amount was not disclosed by RiseUp.

Turkish Cargo adds 6th B777F to its fleet | Aviation

Turkish Cargo has included the sixth B777F, which is capable of flying at a range of 9,200 kilometres.

India’s aviation minister praises MRO South Asia Summit to be held in New Delhi | Aviation

STAT Trade Times, the organiser of the 3rd Aerospace and Defence MRO South Asia Summit and the parent company of Logistics Update Africa

Bidvest Panalpina Logistics splits from DSV/Panalpina | Logistics

fter 46 years of a commercial partnership, Bidvest Panalpina Logistics (BPL) will split from DSV/Panalpina and trade in the future as Bidvest International Logistics, effective early 2020.

FROM MAGAZINE: Spring in the step for Africa’s e-logistics startups | Logistics

A steady flow of big-ticket investments is ensuring the wave of digitisation in Africa is more than a passing one. Logistics startups riding high on the back of technological support are building solutions to identify and bridge gaps in the supply chain.

Liege Airport handles 84k tonnes in October | Aviation

Amidst challenging times with air cargo volumes being down all over the world, Liege Airport, the cargo airport in Belgium, is going against the trend.

Opportunity lies in bridging supply side and distribution channels: Dario Giuliani | Logistics

Founded in 2018, Briter Bridges is a data-driven research organisation focused on collecting and visualising information on markets across underserved markets.

Air Madagascar deal worsens with Air Austral, government comes for recuse | Aviation

Another airline in news from the African continent at the brink of liquidation due to mounting debt after Kenya Airways, South African Airways, and Air Zimbabwe is Air Madagascar.

Lori secures $30 million Series A funding led by Chinese investors | Logistics

African logistics platform Lori Systems that connects cargo owners with truck fleets, has secured nearly $30 million in a Series A round financing led by Chinese investors Hillhouse Capital Group and Crystal Stream Capital.

Emirates SkyCargo’s Chicago facility gets EU GDP certification, shifts Copenhagen operations to new facility | Aviation

Emirates SkyCargo, which has opened a 1,000 square metres pharma facility at Chicago airport this year, has been certified as compliant to European Union good distribution practice (EU GDP) guidelines by SGS

AfDB signs $600 mn loan agreement with partners to boost Ghana’s cocoa production | Trade E Commerce

The African Development Bank (AfDB), Credit Suisse, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) and Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) signed a $600 million syndicated receivables-backed term loan, to boost cocoa productivity in Ghana - the world’s second-largest cocoa producer.

EU, European Investment Bank support Malawi transport project | Logistics

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and European Union (EU) have confirmed support for refurbishing the principal road across landlocked Malawi after signing the EIB’s largest-ever loan for investment in Malawi. Once carried out, road works are expected to reduce transport costs

51st AFRAA assembly calls for enhanced intra-African connectivity | Aviation

November 15, 2019: The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) concluded its 51st annual general assembly hosted by Air Mauritius on Wednesday with a call for enhanced intra-African connectivity through collaboration among African airlines in order to better tackle key challenges they face and grow their market share thro

Airports Company South Africa reveals former CEO Bongani’s irregular spending | Aviation

Airports Company South Africa’s (ACSA) board has noted concern from various stakeholders on the status of matters relating to the company’s former CEO Bongani Maseko, whose term ended on November 30, 2018.