Qatar Cargo opts for Siginon for Nairobi ground handling

02 / 02 / 2017

Qatar Airways Cargo has awarded Siginon Aviation with a contract to provide ground and ramp handling services at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

Siginon said the deal would see it handle perishable products such as flowers, fruits, vegetables and meat that are the top exports from Nairobi destined mainly for Europe and Middle Eastern countries.

The company recently invested $10m in a new air cargo terminal at the airport, which includes a 3,000 sq m perishables centre, 5,000 sq m for general cargo, a 2,000 sq m basement parking area for transit vehicles and specialist storage areas for dangerous, valuable and temperature sensitive cargo.

Qatar Cargo has been offering services from Kenya from more than 10 years, operating freighters to seven destinations: Accra, Djibouti, Entebbe, Johannesburg, Khartoum, Lagos and Nairobi and provides belly-hold cargo capacity to 23 cities in Africa.

Siginon Aviation, part of the Siginon Group, was set up in 1997 and is one of the four licensed ground handlers in JKIA. It also runs ground handling operations at the Eldoret International Airport handling global cargo airlines.

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