SAL commences air cargo operations at KKIA

By Rachelle Harry

Saudi Arabian Logistics (SAL) has commenced operations at King Khalid International Airport’s (KKIA) Model Cargo Village, following the relocation of its services to the new facility last month.

During the launch, SAL chief executive Omar Hariri, said that Saudi Arabia has continued to develop despite the challenges brought by Covid-19.

SAL’s operations at its facility at the airport include handling mail, e-commerce and general cargo shipments, as well as specialised handling services for cold chain goods, perishables, pharma, automotives and dangerous gods including express and air mail as well as e-commerce shipments.

SAL’s KKIA facility covers a total of 42,000 sq m and can process up to 450 tonnes of cargo annually. It features: 20,000 sq m of warehousing; a 6,600 sq m area for exported goods; a 6,500 sq m area for e-commerce; and a 5,200 sq m for cold storage shipments.

Hariri also announced that SAL’s new cargo facilities at Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED) will be ready in September. 

SAL’s facilities at JED 131,000 sq m facilities include 65,000 sq m of warehouses and will help boost Saudi Arabia as a global cargo hub.

SAL announced the launch in a webinar, which was attended by by Abdulhadi Al-Mansouri, the president of General Authority of Civil Aviation; Sami Sindi, director general of Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation; Fawaz Al-Fawaz, chairman of SAL; Mohammad Abunayyan, executive board member of SAL; and Mohammed Al Maghlouth, chief executive of Riyadh Airports Company.

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