MIDDLE EAST: EGSAC appoints SNTTA Cargo in Sharjah
EGSAC Ã¢â‚¬“ the independent cargo GSSA network Ã¢â‚¬“ has appointed SNTTA Cargo as its exclusive member for Sharjah in the UAE. Established in 1976, Sharjah-based SNTTA represents Emirates, Iraqi Airways, Kuwait Airways, Royal Jordanian, Singapore Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines and Sudan Airways. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Airfreight remains an important mode of transport in this region, despite the introduction […]
March 1, 2010
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Airfreight remains an important mode of transport in this region, despite the introduction of extensive trucking services between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries,Ã¢â‚¬Â said SNTTA CargoÃ¢â‚¬™s general manager Mohin Jassal. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Sharjah and Dubai attract large volumes of transit cargo for Africa and Europe, and have recorded strong growth over the last 15 years. This trend is expected to grow into the future.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Although the UAE is primarily an importing country, exports have shown tremendous growth in recent years mainly due to transit cargo, the traditional trading activities in the country and the increase in light industry in the free trade zones. As GSA for Iraqi Airways, we also look forward to realising the potential of the Iraq market, once it re-opens for scheduled carriers,Ã¢â‚¬Â he added.