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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.

Kenya Airways appoints new chief operating officer

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Qatar Airways expands Moroccan network | Aviation News

Qatar Airways celebrated the addition of tourist favourite Marrakech to its global route map, with the airline’s inaugural flight landing at Marrakech Menara Airport on July 1. With this, it expands Moroccan network with three flights a week to Marrakech.

IAG Cargo to transport artworks for British Museum’s ‘South Africa: 3 Million Years of Art’ show | Aviation News

IAG Cargo becomes the official logistics partner of the upcoming ‘South Africa: 3 Million Years of Art’ exhibition at the British Museum, which opens on October 27, 2016. The carrier will be transporting irreplaceable artworks from South Africa to the United Kingdom for the exhibition.

Imperial Logistics expands facility for healthcare sector in Centurion, South Africa | Supply Chain News

Imperial Logistics has invested in a new, multimillion, state-of-the art warehousing and additional office space at its Centurion head office.

African carriers see 0.3 percent increase in air cargo demand in May | Aviation News

African carriers saw freight growth in May 2016 of 0.3 percent compared to the same period last year, according to the report released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

SWISS takes delivery of first new Bombardier CS100

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Imperial Logistics acquires controlling share in Sasfin Premier Logistics | Logistics News

Supply chain and logistics leader Imperial Logistics has announced the acquisition of a controlling share of Sasfin Premier Logistics - thereby creating a “formidable” new player in the freight and logistics market.

The Bloodhound Project forms partnership with CargoLogicAir for air cargo

As The Bloodhound Project endeavours to set a new World Land Speed Record in South Africa in

Qatar Airways purchases 10 percent stake in LATAM | Aviation News

Qatar Airways stated that it shall purchase a stake of up to 10 percent in LATAM Airlines Group, as a part of its plans

Chapman Freeborn sells its centralised load control specialist subsidary to dnata | Aviation News

In an endeavour to increase the management focus on its core products, Chapman Freeborn

Ethiopian starts thrice weekly flights to New York-Newark | Aviation News

Ethiopian Airlines, African airline, has commenced scheduled thrice weekly flights

GLSHK appoints Tony Sham as new CEO | Supply Chain News

Global Logistics System (GLSHK), HongKong based e-freight solution provider, appoints Tony Sham as chief executive officer

Astral Aviation temporarily suspends Nairobi-South Sudan freighter services | Aviation News

Astral Aviation, Kenya based cargo airline, suspended its thrice weekly cargo flights from Nairobi to South Sudan

IATA signs MoU with the African Union Commission | Aviation News

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and The African Union Commission (AU)