SAL, Emirates ink cargo handling deal
Hariri highlighted a track record between Emirates SkyCargo and Saudia Cargo's ground handling team prior to the privatization of the sector.
April 6, 2021
By PLA Editor
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Saudi Arabian Logistics, better known as SAL, has signed a cargo ground handling agreement with the Emirates in line with the ‘company’s strategy to logistically partner with the most reputed airlines with strong presence in the international arena.’
SAL’s chief Omar Hariri commented: “This cooperation with the leading Emirates SkyCargo as a logistic partner will have a positive effect on the flow of cargo operations at all our main stations in the Kingdom. We take pride in this partnership which will boost the traffic of goods into the Kingdom and also cargo from our domestic airports loaded into Emirates’ aircrafts where we have placed all logistic capabilities and resources including equipment and manpower to serve our mutual strategic objectives.”
Hariri also highlighted the long track record of cooperation between Emirates SkyCargo and the ground handling division at Saudia Cargo prior to the privatization of the sector, when SAL had taken over all ground handling duties at all main airports in the Kingdom.
“Saudi Arabia is considered a market with high interest to Emirates SkyCargo and we have strong business relation with SAL. We look forward, through the extension of this ground handling agreement, to continue our partnership and offer a rich and value-adding logistic services to our clientele in this market. We are confident that our operations will run smoothly and seamlessly due to SAL’s unique handling capabilities, which will consequently, bolster trade and cargo operations between the two countries,” stated Nabil Sultan, divisional senior vice president at Emirates.
SAL provides premium ground handling services for multiple airlines at Saudi Arabia’s local airports and logistic support with cargo chain solutions. The company also connects all means of transportation with local airports to make a larger contribution to vision 2030 and transform the Kingdom into a global logistics hub.