Emirates SkyCargo selects SAL for Saudi Arabia cargo handling duties

Omar Hariri (L) and Nabil Sultan

Saudi Arabian logistics company SAL has signed a cargo handling agreement with Emirates SkyCargo.

SAL said that the agreement would cover the airline’s flights to and from Saudi Arabia.

SAL chief executive Omar Hariri said: “This cooperation with the leading Emirates SkyCargo as a logistic partner will have a positive effect on the flow of cargo operations at all our main stations in the Kingdom.

“We take pride in this partnership which will boost the traffic of goods into the Kingdom and also cargo from our domestic airports loaded into Emirates’ aircrafts where we have placed all logistic capabilities and resources including equipment and manpower to serve our mutual strategic objectives.”

Hariri highlighted the long track record of co-operation between Emirates SkyCargo and the ground handling division at Saudia Cargo, prior to the privatization of the sector when SAL took over l ground handling duties at all main airports in the country.

“Saudi Arabia is considered a market with high interest to Emirates SkyCargo and we have strong business relation with SAL. We look forward, through the extension of this ground handling agreement,” said Nabil Sultan, divisional senior vice president at Emirates.

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