Dnata’s DWC cargo volumes continue growth

Dubai's dnata has said air cargo volumes have grown substantially during the last financial year.


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Dubai’s dnata has said air cargo volumes have grown substantially during the last financial year at its newest terminal, FreightGate-8, located at the new Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum International Airport. The dnata-operated air cargo terminal, which opened in June 2010, currently handles local and sea-air export and import cargo as well as transit cargo at DWC.

In 2011-2012 the dnata team handled a total of 127,665 tonnes of air cargo, while the total number of active cargo flights handled by the dnata team was 2,832 for the financial year.

A highlight of the year included a purpose-built gas turbine being flown to Nigeria, according to dnata. With a total weight of 95 tonnes, it was the heaviest single piece of cargo ever handled by any of the dnata FreightGate cargo terminals.