Cargo village and terminal upgrade at Abu Dhabi airport nears completion

Source: Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone

Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone (ADAFZ) is approaching completion of its cargo village and terminal rehabilitation project.

As part of an expansion strategy to increase cargo capacity and enhance operational capabilities, the project has equipped the cargo facilities within ADAFZ with upgrades that meet the latest aviation industry standards.

Upgrades include the new cool storage facility, developed in collaboration with Etihad Airport Services and Etihad Cargo, which will enable the airport to handle temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals, healthcare and life sciences products, in optimal conditions.

With a dedicated temperature-controlled area of more than 3,300 sq m, the cool storage facility broadens the AD Airports capabilities to handle all import and transit shipments, and store loose cargo and ULDs.

Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, managing director and chief executive of Abu Dhabi Airports said:that the announcement represents “the latest milestone in our enduring strategy to enhance the regional air cargo and aviation industries”.

He continued: “With the conclusion of essential upgrades at Cargo Village and the Cargo Terminal, our abilities to align with Abu Dhabi’s vision, support logistics and drive economic diversification will soon be elevated further.

“Now more than ever, infrastructure advancement is a central enabler for vibrancy and sustainability across business and industry, something we aim to capitalise on alongside all existing and potential free zone partners with cargo requirements.”

Increased cargo volumes and direct airside access to the Cargo Village are also available for businesses interested in direct import and export operations, aligning with the ADAFZ objective to establish “a unique and preferred business destination for local and international organisations across all sectors”.

The Second International Pharma Logistics Masterclass, held in Abu Dhabi earlier this month, attracted 120 delegates and members of the industry from over 20 countries.

The delegation (pictured) was given a tour of the new facilities at the Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone and Cargo Village.

Once complete, the new facilities, will cater to the pharma industry and other sectors that require temperature-sensitive air cargo facilities.

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