Saudia Cargo to construct new cargo handling facility at Jeddah’s KAIA

Saudia CargoFawaz Al-Fawaz, chairman of Saudia Cargo, and Omar Hariri, CEO of Saudia Cargo, signed the agreements during a ceremony. (Image source: Christian Junker/Flickr)Saudia Cargo has recently signed agreements with three major companies to construct a new cargo handling facility at King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA)

The agreements were signed with three companies – Al-Bawani who will be in charge of construction and implementation of the project, represented by CEO Fakher Al Shawaf; Siemens, which will supply the facility with state-of-the-art mechanical equipment and advanced cargo handling systems, represented by CFO Mohammed Mohammed; and AECOM, which will act as the supervisor of the new facility’s engineering works, represented by CEO Ian Manser, according to Saudi Gazette report.

“The 75,000 sq m cargo handling facility will have double the area as opposed to the current one, estimated at 35,000 sq m. The first phase of the project commences June 2018 and is expected to end November 2019 while the second phase begins June 2020 and ends December 2021 as per the implementation plan,” said Hariri.

The new facility will enhance Saudia Cargo Company’s handling capabilities for hazardous material, pharmaceuticals, frozen materials and different goods.

“The increase in cargo operational capacity will lead to leapfrog transformations in the company’s sectors. The project comes in line with the Saudia Cargo Strategy 2020, launched recently in alignment with Vision 2030. We will strive to turn the kingdom into a global logistics and economic hub,” Hariri added.

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