Based on the agreement, the cargo will be transported from China to Djibouti Free Zone by sea and will be uplifted by air from Djibouti International Airport. The synergy between air and sea transportation is highly instrumental in facilitating trade between Africa and China through fast and easy movement of cargo.
The collaboration will save both time and energy in addition to stimulating the growth of cargo market in Africa. The transportation deal enables traders to order their products from China to Africa via Djibouti port and Ethiopian facilitates the air movement of goods to different parts of Africa through its vast network.
Tewolde GebreMariam , Group CEO, Ethiopian Group said, “We are pleased to have signed this agreement which will establish the necessary infrastructure and institutional system to enable us provide new logistics product called ‘SAM’ (Sea -Air-Modal) which is highly cost-effective multimodal transportation solution for African businesses. This product will use Sea Freight from China to Djibouti sea port and air freight from Djibouti Airport to all African cities.”
Taking advantages of the best African sea port in Djibouti and the best airport in Ethiopia, Sino-African Sea-Air Express has been created by combining their respective wide freight networks.