MIDDLE EAST Supplement~ Dnata looking at overseas opportunities

For the Middle East’s dominant air cargo terminal handler – Dnata Cargo – the dynamic growth of the region’s air cargo market has posed a happy challenge– keeping up with the demand. “The development of air cargo in the region in general and Dubai in particular, has been vast,” said Jean Pierre L. De Pauw, […]


For the Middle East’s dominant air cargo terminal handler – Dnata Cargo – the dynamic growth of the region’s air cargo market has posed a happy challenge– keeping up with the demand.

“The development of air cargo in the region in general and Dubai in particular, has been vast,” said Jean Pierre L. De Pauw, senior VP Dnata Cargo.

“Most years double digit growth, some years even more than 30 per cent, we could have never predicted this kind of growth and we faced some challenges to keep pace with creating adequate and timely facilities and resources,” he said.

But Dnata clearly rose to the challenge is now recognised as the premier air cargo terminal handler in the region. It provides a wide range of products and services to more than 110 airlines operating through Dubai International Airport, serving more than1,000 cargo agents based in Dubai.

With the fl exibility of operating six terminals in Dubai, Dnata Cargo has the unique advantage of being able to cater to all its customers’ needs, irrespective of which section of the air cargo chain they represent. Dubai Airport currently handles more than 1.5 million tonnes of cargo per annum and is now ranked 17th inthe world.