RS National opens airside cargo terminal at Dubai World Central

21 / 09 / 2018

RSA National, the joint venture between US-freighter operator National Air Cargo and UAE-based logistics provider RSA Global, has opened an airside multimodal cargo terminal at Dubai World Central (DWC).

As an Authorized Economic Operator and with Dubai Police and Customs situated on-site, customers “will experience faster clearances and inspection prioritization for a smoother transaction,” said an RSA National spokesperson.

The company has completed a 13,000 sq m of built up area at DWC and has the ability to scale up within its 56,000 sq m footprint at the hub, in line with the growing demand forecast.

In a statement, RSA National said that its vision is “to operate as a one-stop, boutique integrator offering multimodal supply chain solutions: specialisng in innovative and quality services for its customers in established and emerging sectors as well as niche products including perishables and dangerous goods”.

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, said: "The RSA National air cargo terminal is an impressive and welcomed development and supports Dubai's efforts to remain at the forefront of aviation and logistics globally."

Abhishek Ajay Shah, co-founder and group chief executive of RSA Global, said: "RSA Global is a home-grown brand and we have been inspired by the UAE leadership's vision to build the aviation capital of the world.

“We believe the launch of RSA National's flagship air-cargo terminal is a game changer for the UAE's aviation and logistics industry to claim the number one spot. We have designed this smart facility to deliver innovative multimodal, tech-forward supply chain solutions and plan to expand as the region's demands grow. The sky's the limit.”

Jacob Matthew, president – Middle East and Pacific rim and board member, National Air Cargo, said: "The completion of the first phase of the first commercial cargo terminal at DWC is an important step for RSA National in the context of the UAE aviation industry, a vital driving force of the country's economic diversification plan.

“Non-oil sectors such as manufacturing, aviation and logistics are important contributors to the GDP with a contribution expected to account for nearly 90% of the economy by 2025. The cargo industry itself is witnessing major developments and recently recorded robust growth.

“Innovation in the transport industry is important, and as logistics providers with our own aircraft fleet, we constantly strive to improve efficiency around the movement of goods and also customer service."

Paul Griffiths, chief executive of Dubai Airports, said: "We have witnessed impressive freight growth at DWC since it first opened in 2010. The airport has quickly ascended the global rankings for international freight volumes and is now ranked in the top 20.

"We have achieved this by developing and implementing leading-edge customer centric processes, technology and infrastructure."

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