Sheikh Ahmed opens Dubai International cargo hub
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum hails new hub operation
TNT Express has inaugurated its new air cargo handling facility at Dubai International during a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Dubai Airports.
Terming the launch of the new facility as the continuation of a long and fruitful partnership between Dubai International and TNT, Sheikh Ahmed said: “Dubai International is an emerging global hub for trade, cargo and logistics and the opening of a new facility for a global player such as TNT serves to build that momentum. Dubai Airports is committed to providing high levels of customer service and facilitating the smooth and efficient operation of TNT’s new facility at Dubai International.”
The new 2,500m2 dedicated facility is part of TNT growth strategy in the Middle East which is being powered by "hi-tech, automotive and retail sectors" said Bryan Moulds, regional managing director for TNT Middle East.
“This new facility is another step in our aggressive expansion in the region. We are committed to investing in the Middle East and want to thank His Highness for sparing the time to officially open our new operation" said Moulds. "TNT’s volumes on our freight network between Europe and the UAE have grown by over 30% in 2010 and the timing of expanding the hub was to allow us to further support and accelerate volume growth.”