The national carrier, Ethiopian Airlines adopts new packaging technology for cargo shipments called Opticooler, a container equipped with self regulating battery-powered cooling compressors.
The agreement was signed with DoKaSch Temperature Solutions in February 2018. DoKaSch currently works with more than 20 major airlines and is based at Frankfurt International Airport, Germany, for positioning, maintenance and servicing of the units.
The Airlines is using the Opticooler technology to ship specific goods into the African market. It preserves perishable items especially pharmaceuticals well during the journey.
Inaugurated on June 29, 2017, the new Cargo Terminal-II accommodates a million tonnes of cargo a year.
Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan, Vision 2025, for its seven business centres including Ethiopian Cargo Services.
Source: Addis Fortune