The General Manager of the Global Logistics Services, Inc. (GLS), Axel Coulibaly, says the establishment of a modern cargo terminal at the Roberts International Airport (RIA) will standardize cargo handling and operation to boost the country’s economy.
The government of Liberia through the National Aviation Services (NAS) in partnership with GLS broke ground recently to construct a 2,700 square meters cargo handling terminal at an estimated cost of US$11 million at RIA Terminal ‘B’.
The cargo center will be the first such in the country to provide the much-needed infrastructure to enhance cargo supply chain operations, improve trade barriers, and serve as a hub in the Mano River sub-region.
It could be further expanded to 3,553 square meters, and is expected to be completed by April next year, according to authorities.
The installation of the air cargo terminal, a part of rebranding the RIA, will be a milestone achievement for the George Weah-led government in its strides to put Liberia on par with other fast developing nations in terms of modernization and enhanced regulations at strategic infrastructures such as the airport.
Speaking during the occasion, the managing director of the Liberia Airport Authority (LAA), Bishop Allan Klayee, noted that such facility will add value to the RIA.