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DHL appoints new cluster head for three African countries

  One of the most popular shipping companies in Africa when it come to providing sea, air and road freight services, DHL Global Forwarding, has chosen Serigne Ndanck Mbaye as cluster head for Senegal, Ivory Coast and Ghana. Serigne, who is based in Accra, will take responsibility as country manager in Ghana. He will report directly to Daniella... More

Nigeria’s Overland Airways plans to start international flight s...

  Airline Chief Operating Officer of overland Airways, Aanu Benson, announced the plans of overland Airways to start international flights later this year. Recently in an interview he said destination (not certain) from its Lagos hubs would include other African countries such as Niger, Togo and Benin. Though it is featured on their carrier’s... More

Meet the first African American woman pilot hired by FedEx

  Tahirah Lamont Brown’s journey began in 1992, it would mark the first time she entered a cockpit. Twenty years later, she became FedEx’s first African American female pilot.  Brown became enamored with aviation in high school. She says she wanted to become a pilot because: “I enjoy traveling, meeting new people, and learning... More

SAA suspends cargo flights

  Due to the non-compliance with “mandatory maintenance action”, South African Airways (SAA) confirmed late last night that it has suspended its freighter aircraft services. According to the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) SAA has withdrawn nine of its aircraft after the failure of installing updates on its Traffic Collision... More

Dana Airline blames weather for Tuesday incident

  Dana Airline is in the news again after being in the news some few weeks back for their airplane door malfunction, this time an aircraft belonging to the Airline on Tuesday went past the runway at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Rivers State. The plane which was flying in from Abuja, slide off the runway and went into the bush close... More

Port of Salalah manages general cargo volumes in January 2018

  Port of Salalah has continued to deliver good achievements since January 2018 by handling 1.55 million metric tons, breaking its previous monthly volume record set just over six months ago. This is after handling record volumes of 13.58 million metric tons in 2017. Port of Salalahis located at the trade cross road between Asia and Europe. It... More

Fireblade Aviation goes in line with SA-bound tourists for first inter...

  Yesterday, South Africa’s Oppenheimer family and owner of Fireblade Aviation announced their first international flights last week at its private terminal at O. R. Tambo International Airport. According to the statement said “The seven-star facility successfully handled international tourists arriving in South Africa,this marks the culmination... More

Finding operational benefit to security in transport industry depends ...

  Technology is constantly changing the way we do business, improving efficiencies by automating processes to eliminate the possibility of human mistake and transforming industries by empowering organisations with the tools they need to succeed in a digital world. The transport industry is no different in this respect. With advancements in mobile... More

Somali maritime police contributes to the seventh iteration annual mul...

  February 7th saw to the completion of the seventh iteration of the annual multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express. Several international organizations such as the Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe and the United States as well as several international organizations were involved in this exercise. For... More

Air Peace CEO compliments Operator Attributes High Safety Standard in ...

  According to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nigeria’s major carrier, Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema, he said the country’s aviation industry has improved drastically in the area of safety over the years. He nevertheless accredited this to the strict commitment of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) which was recommended... More

AU launches single African air transport market

  On Monday during the ongoing 30th AU summit at Ethiopia’s Capital Addis Ababa,the African Union (AU) introduced  the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM). The President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, is currently the chair of the 55-member African bloc, and Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Mahamat, revealed the plaque in the premises... More

The Ghanaian Government ordered the suspension of the Cargo Tracking N...

  The directive follows a meeting with the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), and the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), which was chaired by the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. The CTN was initiated by government to track imports made into Ghana thereby reducing revenue losses that would be associated with under memorandum of goods at the... More

Etihad Aviation Group Launches Humanitarian Aid Mission for Rohingya R...

  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) has launched a humanitarian aid mission in support of Rohingya refugee families. The campaign commenced with the distribution of garments, dry food packages, and blankets to more than 3,000 Rohingya families in Bahukhali Bazar in Bangladesh The initiative is funded by the generous... More

ETIHAD CARGO TRANSPORTS 51 HORSES TO WORLD’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS SHOW J...

  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 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. It is the second year in a row that the freight division of Etihad Airways has been entrusted to transport the elite horses across the globe for the world’s... More

Guest of The Month

  Mr. Ali Tounsi     African Cargo News in its quest to moving the African logistics industry forward, we have continued to identify with African professionals in diverse areas of Logistics to continuously divulge their wealth of experiences for the overall benefits of the new generation across Africa and overseas. In our February Guest of the month, African Cargo News team led by ...  More

Latest News DHL appoints new cluster head for three African countries

  One of the most popular shipping companies in Africa when it come to providing sea, air and road freight services, DHL Global Forwarding, has chosen Serigne Ndanck Mbaye as cluster head for Senegal, Ivory Coast and Ghana. Serigne, who is based in Accra, will take responsibility as country manager in Ghana. He will report directly to Daniella De Pauw, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Sub-Saharan Africa. Media release being released from DHL says that Serigne was country manager for DHL Global Forwarding Senegal. He has assumed this role since 2011 and has led the business to year-on-year double-digit... More

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