SAUDI Arabian Logistics (SAL), a subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation and the main ‘cargo gate’ across the Kingdom’s airports has moved its export and domestic cargo handling and express mail services into a newly-launched ‘Cargo Village’ at King Khalid International Airport (KKIA) in Riyadh.
The decision is in line with SAL’s new operational plan aiming to enhance ground-handling services and streamline the cargo acceptance procedures through the village, which is a global integrated logistics platform for cargo and supply services.
Three quality and important services will be provided at the new venue during the first phase, which are export cargo handling, domestic cargo handling and express mail services effective April 20, 2020.
SAL CEO Omar Hariri said, “The new facilities are a major leap in the company’s progress because the Cargo Village offers capabilities. He noted that the village is the first of its kind in the region and was launched last January to contribute effectively to trade growth and enhance all logistic services.”
“The movement of ground handling services to the new facilities will undoubtedly enhance the cargo operations being provided during the COVID-19 crisis and ensure the continuity of the logistic operations and the flow of cargos,” Hariri added.
SAL customers will now get faster services as the operational capacity has doubled and expected to reach 450,000 tonnes a year at a total area covering 67,000 square meters. There are 10 aircraft aprons and 15 docks inside for loading and unloading of goods for trucks, along with free parking areas for customers.