The new cargo facility functions a 22,780sq m, air-conditioned warehouse with the capacity to manage 350,000 tonnes of cargo per annum – a substantially bigger capacity than the earlier cargo facility.
Oman Air’s chief executive officer, Eng Abdulaziz al Raisi, mentioned, “Oman Air is proud of its new cargo facility at Muscat Airport, which apart from enhancing the operations, also provides the opportunity to boost trade and commerce opportunities for the sultanate’s economy. Oman Air has made significant inroads in online as well as offline cargo markets and its growth trajectory has been very strong and steady. ”
With the upgraded facility, Oman Air Cargo’s year-on-year statistics for the very first half of 2018 compared to the identical period in 2017 indicate a 25 per cent improve in company. This follows on from a 38 per cent improve in company for the year 2017, and a 5 per cent improve in 2016.
Mohammed Ali al Musafir, Oman Air’s senior vice president, Commercial Cargo, mentioned, “Combined with Oman Air Cargo’s track record of providing high quality services to its logistics customers, the upgraded cargo facility now aligns the company with world-class, globally competitive transport and logistics industry standards and trends.”
The new facility consists of 367 pallet or 734 container configurations for Unit Load Device (ULD) storage more than 3 levels, as effectively as two,208 Skidded Pallet Positions – all serviced by Elevating Transfer Vehicles (ETV). Accompanying these are devoted bays that can accommodate 3 ‘Code F Freighter’ Aircraft, along with twenty-5 40-foot truck parking bays (or fifty 20-foot truck bays), as effectively as 400 automobile parking bays and 34 truck docks.
The facility also functions Bulk Cold Rooms (consisting of 3 chillers, two freezers and 1 ambient area), and ULD Cold Rooms with 28 airline pallet positions in the chiller rooms, and eight airline pallet positions in the freezer rooms. In addition to this, there are Scissor Lift & ULD Bypass Lane facilities, as effectively as X-ray machines for joining and trans-shipment cargo screening.
The facility also consists of a two,500sq m Live Animal Centre, a 228sq m Dangerous Goods Room (DGR) with the capacity to manage 90 skids and loose cartons and a Vulnerable Goods Cage with 264 pallet positions. The Diplomatic Room, Human Remains Room, Radioactive Room and Strong Room make up the remainder of the facility’s handling units. The whole facility is supported by 24-hour solutions for import and export cargo.
Information Source: Muscat Daily