Air Zimbabwe Cargo provides you air freight services to all your special shipments across the globe. We care for your special cargo especially; live animal, pharmaceuticals, medicaments, dangerous goods (as per IATA rules) and valuable cargo.  

During Covid19 in 2020, Air Zimbabwe rescued 132 citizens that were in China due to the effects of the lockdown. In addition 1.2 million doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines and various supplies including syringes landed in Harare, through Air Zimbabwe Cargo services, in 2021.

There are two types of cargo; Special and General Cargo.

Special Cargo items include:

Dangerous goods, live animals, perishable cargo, wet cargo, time and temperature sensitive products, (human remains, pharmaceuticals and medicaments) among others.

General Cargo items include:

Items that do not require any extra precautions or special handling during air transport. These types of items are retail and most consumer goods (with the exception of mobile phones, tablets and laptops), dry goods, hardware, textiles, and more.
The cargo acceptance, warehousing, loading and unloading functions are contractually outsourced to local handling agents in Zimbabwe and Foreign Service providers at our regional destinations. Highly trained personnel both on ground and in air ensure the cargo ‘type’ complies with required standards for safe and secure transportation.

 Perishables and Live Animals

Shipping perishable goods by air not only saves precious time for cargo that has a short shelf life but it also is a trusted means of transport. Perishable goods are time and/or temperature-sensitive items. They require fast and safe delivery to maintain quality and effectiveness. Due to a short shelf life and the very particular storage requirements transporting perishable goods by air is a preferred means of transport.

Perishable goods include:

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Spices and Dried Herbs
  • Flowers, Tropical Flowers, and Potted Plants
  • Cut Flowers and Florist Greens

Meat and Meat Products

  • Seafood
  • Shellfish
  • Cheese and Dairy Products
  • Eggs
  • Baked Goods and Confectionary
  • Cosmetics Products
  • Pharmaceutical Products
  • Frozen Food

With each type of perishable good, there are specific freight requirements. The kind of good it is determines how it must be stored.

Live Animals

We ensure reliable transportation of live animals through our experienced Ground Handlers who follow the dictates of the IATA Live Animals Regulations which specify the animal or container type to be used, accompanying documents and any other requirements. Air Zimbabwe Cargo Services utilises belly space of Air Zimbabwe passenger flights for cargo carriage.

Dangerous Goods

These are articles or substances capable of posing a risk to health, safety, property or the environment and are transported on the principles as guided by the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.

dangerous goods
Our Fleet

With an array of dedicated passenger aircrafts, Air Zimbabwe conveys cargo to its consignees in whole despite the size and weight. This has been supported by the availability of unit load devices designed to accommodate any type of freight on the available aircraft.


Boeing 737
Cargo Tonnage: 2500kgs

Door Dimensions
Front Cargo Door: 89cm x 122cm
Rear Cargo Door: 84cm x 122cm

Boeing 767        
Cargo tonnage:10 000kgs

Door dimensions
Front Cargo Door: 340cm x 175cm
Rear Cargo Door: 178cm x 175cm
Bulk Cargo Rear Door: 97cm x 114cm

Unit Load Devices



Tare Weight: 70kgs
Maximum Gross Weight: 1225kgs
Dimensions: (L) 162.6cm x (W) 119.4cm x (H) 162.6cm
Door Opening: 152cm x 112cm

Tare Weight: 113kgs
Maximum Gross Weight: 2449kgs
Dimensions: (L) 243.8cm x (W) 153.4cm x (H) 162.6cm
Door Opening: 234cm x 157cm

Tare Weight: 127kgs
Maximum Gross Weight: 2449kgs
Dimensions: (L) 305cm x (W) 214cm x (H) 157cm
Door Opening: 234cm x 157cm


Tare Weight: 118kgs
Maximum Gross Weight: 3 000kgs
Dimensions: 317.5cm x 223.5cm
Maximum Loading Height: 157cm

Contact Us

For cargo booking or enquiries contact:

UM Cargo                                                       Address                      

+263 712 875 369.                                         Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport

+263 712 831 453/ 465                                  Harare                         Zimbabwe