The largest air cargo terminal in Africa has been running at capacity since the beginning of the year.
ACUNIS, the cooperation between German brands Unitechnik and AMOVA, planned and implemented the new air cargo terminal in Addis Ababa for government-owned Ethiopian Airlines.
The air cargo facility covers 38,000 m², an area as large as five soccer pitches, and is divided into refrigeration and a dry storage zone. 600,000 tons of fresh food and dry goods can be transshipped at the installation.
Dry goods and fresh products like coffee, meat, flowers, fruits and vegetables are now shipped around the world from Addis Ababa.
In the spacious perishables terminal, EAL has created sufficient capacity for the transshipment of fresh products.
Ethiopia exports cut flowers and meat in large quantities. The future of the installation is ensured as it is designed to meet international standards and guarantees an uninterrupted cold chain for perishables.
It includes an ultra-modern and energy-efficient unit that keeps the 17,000 m² hall complex cool.
Refrigeration of the complete hall area from the gates on the airside to the truck ramps on the landside guarantees compliance with the cold chain throughout all process cycles. Special coolers also ensure that products entering the facility are cooled to the target temperature as quickly as possible.