Dubai to see expansion of air cargo facilities
The move will increase freight capacity to 3.1 million tonnes by 2018
September 17, 2012
Dubai International Airport’s cargo facilities will undergo a modernisation and expansion programme that will result in freight capacity increasing to 3.1 million tonnes by 2018. Construction will begin on a 30,000 sq m addition to the 1.2 million tonne cargo mega terminal. Once completed, the capacity will increase by 25 per cent to 1.5 million tonnes a year. Also, a new transhipment facility with capacity for 400,000 tonnes of freight a year is under construction that will handle around 60 per cent of the cargo transferred between Dubai International and Dubai World Central, Dubai’s second airport.