The GHI Big Debate: The great African cargo opportunity

15:00 - 15:45

From fine coffee beans grown in Kenya’s high plateaus to exotic saffron from Talouine, Africa is a continent ripe for shipping world-renowned products through air transport. But, tit-for-tat taxation is putting the handbrake on Africa’s cargo opportunity, with figures showing it’s cheaper to deliver flowers to West Africa through Europe than direct form Kenya. Why does Africa have the least inter-continental trade of any continent and how could the entire community profit from a more coherent cargo air policy?

Cisse Abdoulaye, Group COO - Ground Handling & Cargo Management, National Aviation Services (NAS)