Senator International’s expansion veered south this month, after having established a dedicated freighter service from Hahn in Germany to Greenville-Spartanburg, and on to Mexico two years ago.
The forwarder has now launched a freighter operation to South Africa, a 747 freighter twice a week from Hahn to Johannesburg, prompted by strong demand in the region.
Ethiopian Airlines is also upbeat on demand for lift in and out of Africa and this month took delivery of its eighth 777-200 freighter. Two more are due next year, following two 737-800 freighters, first due this month.
Fitsum Abadi, managing director of Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, cited rising demand in a number of African markets, such as Kenya, Nigeria, Cameroon, Zimbabwe and Zambia, as well as his company’s home market, which has outpaced the rest of the continent in recent years.