Cargolux to add two new African destinations

Cargolux is to add two new destinations in Africa, Douala, Cameroon and Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This brings Cargolux’s total number of destinations on the African continent to 35.

Lubumbashi is the DRC’s second largest city after the capital Kinshasa and acts as a hub for the country’s mining industry. The city is an important commercial and industrial centre and produces textiles, food and beverages and copper smelting, as well as giving home to one of the country’s largest banks. It is estimated that Lubumbashi produces over 3% of the world’s copper and half of its cobalt.

Douala is Cameroon’s largest city and home to Central Africa’s biggest port. It is the country’s economic and commercial capital, handling most of its exports that include oil, cocoa, coffee, fruits, metal and timber. European countries are the major export and import partners for Cameroon, followed by Asia.

Cargolux sees promising potential for growth in the region. With its own road feeder services, the company is also able to offer connections to Yaoundé, Cameroon’s capital and second largest city. Import commodities for Cargolux include high tech goods, agricultural products and machinery, while export shipments are mainly perishables; fruit and vegetables for European consumers.

Source: Cargolux