Air Cargo Perishables Handling in Ethiopia

In anticipation of the growing
market for the export perishables,
Ethiopian Airports Enterprise built
two dedicated cold store air
cargo terminals in the north of the
country; one at Bahir Dar Airport
the other at Mek’ele Airport.

Both terminals include cooling and refrigeration
equipment, truck docks at landside, overhead and slide
doors, lowering workstations, weighing systems, motor
powered roller decks, ETV storage system with friction
powered storage roller decks, and dolly docks at airside.
The first ULD system was commissioned by SACO in
Spring 2011, the second will follow later this year.

These handling and storage systems will enable local
growers of flowers, fruits and vegetables to send their
temperature sensitive products to overseas markets in
the shortest possible time whilst keeping the cool chain
intact.

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