The total weight of the general cargo handled by the Cargo Village at the King Khalid International Airport (KKIA) was more than 60,108 tonnes by the end of Q3, 2020, Riyadh Airports Company (RAC) has reported.
The shipped general cargo accounted for 13,905,913 kg, while received general cargo reached 46,202,845 kg, it said.
The total number of air cargo flights reached 2,673 by the end of September 2020.
The total weight of express air cargo handled at the facility reached 821,190 kg by the end of September 2020.
The Cargo Village, covering an area of 275,000 sq m, has significantly contributed to increasing the efficiency of air cargo traffic in Saudi Arabia, and developing the freight industry in general, since its establishment in January 2020, said a statement.
The Cargo Village is the largest such facility in terms of air cargo transport in the kingdom, with the number of destinations exceeding 50 globally.
CEO of RAC, Mohammed Al Maghlouth, said: “The Cargo Village serves as a state-of-the-art logistical platform supporting the transformation of Riyadh city as the strategic go-to logistics hub for the region. RAC is working to support all air freight companies to ensure readiness and resilience to supply operations seamlessly in these times.”
RAC highlighted that it is working closely with all stakeholders, with the support of the General Authority of Civil Aviation, to develop the capabilities of the Cargo Village, conduct business adhering to all precautionary measures, while ensuring consistency in the flow of goods and commodities.
RAC is committed to providing integrated solutions to process all imports, exports, and distribution processes at a single location. RAC’s innovative and highly efficient digital solutions present an array of exceptional features equipped to meet the highest standards and specifications in security and safety.
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