Saudi Arabian Logistics (SAL) has inaugurated a new cargo facility at the King Fahad International Airport, in Dammam.
The new 37,800 square metre Saudi Arabian Logistics air cargo facility will be able to process 130,000 tonnes of cargo annually a year.
The cargo facility, developed by the Saudi Arabian Logistics, will have a designated area for storing dangerous goods and services and radioactive products. It also has a designated area for shipping live animals, heavy-weight shipments, includes a cargo in-transit area and a 24 hours customer service office.
Saudi Arabian Logistics chief executive Omar bin Talal Hariri told the media, “At SAL, we recognise our tremendous responsibility as a major contributor to Vision 2030 objectives relating to the logistic services and the goals of the National Industrial Development and Logistics Programme (NIDLP). We aim to take advantage of the Kingdom’s strategic and vital location and transform it into a global important hub for cargo transportation and shipment.”
“We have constantly worked together with our partners in order to provide more flexible cargo services such as cargo handling, clearance, transportation while linking cargo services with other Saudi airports.”
He further pointed out the expansion will help Saudi Arabian Logistics to expedite the overall cargo processes and operations.
Saudi Arabian Logistics is a fully owned subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation. It serves as the main cargo gate at Saudi Arabia’s airports and is the only logistics entity that connects carriers with airports and provides them with different services.
Earlier, Saudi Arabian Logistics also launched a cargo facility at the Cargo Village of King Khalid International Airport.