Air Cargo Terminal
Dubai - Thursday, July 31, 2014 5:17 AM

Air Cargo Terminal

The 35,000sqm Dubai Airports’ cargo facility was built to handle a capacity of 150,000 tonnes at a cost of US$75 million (about Dhs275.5 million) in 1991. The current 1.2 million tonne capacity Cargo Mega Terminal was built at a cost of more than US$ 200 million and the opening of the Cargo Mega Terminal in 2008 increased the capacity to 2.5 million tonnes. The efficiently managed facility enables a turnaround of 90 minutes and rapid transfer time of as little as six hours for full container load movement between the quayside at Port Rashid or Jebel Ali and the apron at the airport.

Dubai Airports is serviced by over 130 airlines flying to more than 220 destinations across six continents. More than 35 cargo airlines have offices at the Dubai Airports Cargo with around 17 air cargo parking slots for freighters. While the cargo warehouse has a total of 56 truck docks for import, export and perishable cargo, and seven docks dedicated to sea-air traffic; the storage facility includes small warehouse pallets with 902 positions, regular 1,698 positions, large 1,126 positions and mini shipments 760 (single positions), as well as 18 positions for storing perishables.

Dubai Airports Cargo has won over 25 awards since 1991, including Air Cargo News UK’s Best Airport (Cargo) in the Middle East, and the Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA) for Best Airport (ME) for 15 consecutive years.