Connect with us

Air Freight

Aramex inaugurates its new express courier handling facility at King Khalid International Airport

Published

on

Aramex inaugurates its new express courier handling facility at King Khalid International Airport. Image: Pexels
Aramex inaugurates its new express courier handling facility at King Khalid International Airport. Image: Pexels
Listen to the story (FreightComms AudioPost)

 

Aramex, a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions, announces the inauguration of its new express courier handling facility located in the Model Cargo Village at King Khalid International Airport.

Aramex built the new express courier handling facility on a 5,900 square meter land located in the Model Cargo Village at King Khalid International Airport. The new facility is equipped with the latest technologies to serve Aramex’s growing customer base more effectively and efficiently, and in line with the company’s continuous efforts to improve and streamline its operations and facilitate services for both B2C and B2B clients. The new express courier handling facility is equipped with the latest automated parcel sorting systems with a capacity to handle up to 100,000 shipments per day. In addition, it is directly connected to the Saudi Customs Clearance systems, which will significantly reduce the time needed to clear the shipments and deliver them to their final destination.

Moreover, Aramex is expected to soon receive the Ground Services Provider Certificate (GACAR 151) issued by the General Authority of Civil Aviation. The project was fully implemented in accordance with the highest standards of operational safety, ensuring compliance with all local laws and regulations and other related government requirements, including the Saudi Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority, the General Authority of Civil Aviation, and the Riyadh Airports Company.

Mr. Abdulaziz Abdullah Al-Nowaiser, General Manager of Aramex in KSA, said: “We are confident that this facility will boost the competitive advantage of Aramex in the Kingdom and promote its leading market position. The launch of our new facility comes in line with Aramex’s plans to continue expanding and ramping up its operations in KSA, which is one of the most important markets for us. It will also contribute to accelerating the process of clearing and delivering parcels and thus enhancing the overall customer experience.”

Al-Nowaiser also shed light on Aramex’s plans to continue its investments in more facilities in KSA and support its workforce with the best Saudi talents to improve its operations and increase efficiency levels. This is in line with Saudi Vision 2030, by further developing the logistics sector and reinforcing the Kingdom’s position as a global logistics center. Saudi Arabia benefits from its strategic geographic location and infrastructure as it links all three continents (Asia, Africa, and Europe) together, supported by world-class laws and regulations.

Considering the steady growth witnessed by the regional logistics sector as a result of the boom in global e-commerce activities, Aramex is constantly looking for new opportunities to expand its operations, maintain growth and serve a larger customer base, including entrepreneurs, start ups, and SMEs. Saudi Arabia is one of the best markets for these expansion plans due to the overall environment that supports business growth and high-quality infrastructure.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Air Freight

Etihad Airways and Henan Province Airport Group sign a memorandum of strategic cooperation for jointly strengthening Sino-Arab cargo ties

Published

on

Etihad Airways and Henan Province Airport Group sign a memorandum of strategic cooperation for jointly strengthening Sino-Arab cargo ties. Image: Etihad Cargo
Etihad Airways and Henan Province Airport Group sign a memorandum of strategic cooperation for jointly strengthening Sino-Arab cargo ties. Image: Etihad Cargo
Listen to the story (FreightComms AudioPost)

 

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and Henan Province Airport Group, the parent company of the Zhengzhou Xinzheng Airport — an important domestic aviation hub and the gateway to the central region of China — aim to establish a strategic partnership to strengthen aviation ties between the UAE and China. This follows the signing of a virtual Memorandum of Understanding during the virtual “Zhengzhou Week” event hosted by Expo 2020 Dubai China Pavilion.

The MOU contains plans for Etihad’s potential operation of regular cargo services between Abu Dhabi International Airport and Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport to create the “Air Silk Road” between Henan Province and the emirate of Abu Dhabi. The MOU also covers scope of cooperation between the two parties to build the CGO airport into an air freight hub in the region, and to diversify product sales and cargo distribution channels at Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport.

Martin Drew, Senior Vice President Sales and Cargo, Etihad Airways said: “Etihad is very excited to see the potential to further expand its cargo footprint in China, and to create the ‘Air Silk Road’ between the emirate and Central China together with Henan Province Airport Group. This will greatly improve the diversification of product sales and cargo distribution channels in this region and strengthen economic and trade links between the UAE and China, and beyond.

“As the national airline of the UAE, Etihad Airways has played a key role in the transportation of vaccines and medical supplies within and outside the UAE, based on its professional medical logistics solutions. Since the start of the pandemic, Etihad Cargo has operated 1,042 flights out of Shanghai and Beijing, carrying over 65,000 tonnes on its Boeing 777 freighters and passenger freighters, among which 50% of the flights were medical supplies to support the global fight against COVID-19 and equip frontline medical professionals.”

Driven by the huge demand for medical supplies, Etihad Cargo has performed strongly in the past year. Etihad Cargo has restored 90% of its destinations compared with before the pandemic in the same period in 2019, while its capacity has increased by 20%.

Kang Xingzhen, Chairman of Henan Airport Group Co. Ltd. complimented the cooperation: “Today, we are very pleased to sign the MoU with Etihad Airways, a key airline player in the Middle East region with extensive network to Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa, to explore various opportunities under the ‘Air Silk Road’ aviation initiative inspired by the China-proposed ‘Belt and Road Initiative’.

“Driven by the dramatic growth of Zhengzhou Xinzheng Airport in recent years, the Zhengzhou Airport Economy Zone (ZAEZ) has become the first and, to date, the only aerotropolis in China to simultaneously address business, multimodal surface transportation, airport and urban objectives as an integrated whole. Supported by Zhengzhou Airport’s 51 air cargo routes, the ZAEZ has not only become a manufactured product export dynamo, but also Central China’s largest foreign-origin meat port as well as a leading Chinese distribution point for a multitude of other imported food perishables. We sincerely hope to see Etihad Airways’ scheduled freight flights land into the CGO in the not-too-distant future.”

Taking full advantage of Abu Dhabi’s natural position as a global logistics centre to promote the growth of the air cargo high-value product market segmentation, Etihad Cargo provides several commercial services to meet the diverse needs of the high-end product market segmentation, and has created specialist products and services with dedicated teams to make sure that every single detail is taken care of, including PharmaLife, FreshForward, SkyStables, LiveAnimals, FlightValet, FlyCulture, SafeGuard and AirMail.

Continue Reading

Air Freight

Cargolux selects IBS Software’s iCargo solution

Published

on

Cargolux selects IBS Software’s iCargo solution. Image: Cargolux
Cargolux selects IBS Software’s iCargo solution. Image: Cargolux
Listen to the story (FreightComms AudioPost)

 

IBS Software has signed a strategic long-term deal with Cargolux, Europe’s No. 1 all-cargo airline, for the replacement of its cargo management system. Cargolux will deploy IBS Software’s iCargo SaaS solution to transform and manage its global air cargo business.

The iCargo implementation will enable Cargolux to further deliver and improve services and streamline customer experience. iCargo’s air cargo ecosystem will allow the airline to realize improved efficiencies through lean business processes. With APIs providing enhanced rich
data sharing, Cargolux will facilitate improved co-ordination with partners and deliver a superior experience to customers.

“Cargolux is in the midst of a digital transformation and the implementation of iCargo as our next generation cargo management system is another important step for us.” said Richard Forson, CEO of Cargolux.

“Cargolux is a pioneer in the global air cargo industry and commands great respect from peers and technologists like us at IBS Software, who are deeply embedded in the global air cargo industry. We are thrilled to be associated with a global leader like Cargolux. The air cargo industry is innovating at pace with digitalization at the core. Technology is driving change and raising the strategic profile of cargo, and we’re proud to be at the forefront of such a significant shift”, said Ashok Rajan, Senior Vice President & Head, Cargo & Logistics Solutions, IBS Software.

 

Continue Reading

Air Freight

ATRAN Airlines introduces a freighter call from Shenzhen to Cologne/Bonn

Published

on

ATRAN Airlines introduces a freighter call from Shenzhen to Cologne/Bonn. Image: ATRAN
ATRAN Airlines introduces a freighter call from Shenzhen to Cologne/Bonn. Image: ATRAN
Listen to the story (FreightComms AudioPost)

 

ATRAN Airlines, an express carrier within Volga-Dnepr Group, launched a new route connecting Shenzhen, China with Cologne/Bonn, Germany. The flight will be operated on a weekly basis aboard Boeing 737-800BCF.

Shenzhen is one of the major Chinese cities populated by over 17 mln people, a global center in technology, research, manufacturing, finance and a major transportation port. Being the home of many technology companies, the city is the major exporter of high-tech products, alongside e-commerce, fashion, healthcare and general cargo.

Vitaliy Andreev, General Director of ATRAN Airlines, comments: “Our decision to introduce connection between Shenzhen and Cologne/Bonn goes in line with our network expansion strategy and follows the needs of our Asian customers amid growing volumes of various types of cargo. This is the second flight ex China we are offering to Cologne which serves as an excellent alternative EU gateway for many Chinese exporters. Our customer could benefit from direct links ex Xi’an and Shenzhen”.

ATRAN Airlines offers its customers dedicated solutions for transportations of various types of cargo — general, e-commerce, dangerous goods, live animals and others. The company operates a fleet of Boeing 737 freighters and links the cities of China with Russia and Europe. It has recently enlarged its fleet of B737 freighters which now consists of 3 Boeing 737-400SF and 6 B737-800BCF.

Continue Reading

Popular

Copyright © 2017-18 | FreightComms | Made with ♥ in Singapore