In the United Arab Emirates, dnata has announced that its cargo operations at its Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum international Airport terminal (DWC) have reached record volumes.
During October, the group saw cargo volumes climb by a record 59 per cent, with aircraft movements also up 33 per cent on the previous month to 280 movements.
The dnata-operated air cargo terminal – known as FreightGate-8 – which handles local and sea-air export and import cargo as well as transit cargo at DWC, handled 11,737 tonnes of cargo in October, the largest volume handled in any month since operations began when the airport opened in June 2010.
"The continuous increase in activity we have witnessed at DWC is a direct result of dnata's collaborative efforts with its airline customers, freight forwarding customers, trucking companies and all government authorities," said Stuart Hayman, vice-president of cargo operations for dnata. "With no shortage of terminal space and available airfield capacity and facilities, dnata looks forward to welcoming more freighter aircraft customers over the coming months and years at DWC."
The group's cargo terminal facility includes 1,000m2 of chiller and freezer storage space for perishable goods and dedicated storage rooms for different types of special cargo.