Saturday, July 20, 2024

Saudi Arabia enter aircraft leasing industry in $3.6 billion move

At the time of a fast-recovering international air travel market, the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) has announced they are set to acquire the aircraft leasing division of Standard Chartered in a $3.6 billion deal. This move is part of Saudi Arabia’s larger strategy to diversify its economy and become a significant player in the […]

Silk Way West Airlines announces regular flights to Dammam and Tashkent

Silk Way West Airlines is expanding its network in the Middle East and Central Asia through regular cargo flights twice a week to and from the Saudi Arabian city of Dammam, as well as to and from Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. These scheduled routes will enable freight to be delivered directly from Baku Heydar […]

Saudi Arabia unveils proposal to boost Riyadh’s position as a global logistics hub

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Prime Minister and Chairman of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs (CEDA), Chairman of the Public Investment Fund (PIF), have announced a plan for King Salman International Airport which will boost Riyadh’s position as a global logistics hub, stimulate transport, trade and tourism, and act as a bridge […]

Saudi Investment Ministry launches key supply chain initiative

The Saudi Ministry of Investment (MISA) has signed 11 investment agreements with leading companies, detailed MISA’s Global Supply Chain Resilience Initiative and led central discussions at the Future Investment Initiative (FII6). Minister of Investment Eng. Khalid Al-Falih was a lead participant at Saudi Arabia’s premier international investment forum, sharing global economic and investment perspectives alongside […]

GSCRI to position Saudi Arabia as key link in global supply chains

HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, crown prince, prime minister and chairman of the Council for Economic and Development Affairs has announced the launch of the Global Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (GSCRI). The GSCRI aims to make Saudi Arabia a location of choice for leading global industrial companies looking to drive competitive advantage and […]

FL Technics signs a new partnership agreement with Saudia

FL Technics, an international aircraft maintenance and repair (MRO) service organisation, has recently signed a new partnership agreement with Saudi Arabia Flag carrier Saudia. Under the agreement, FL Technics will provide them with aircraft base maintenance at the Kaunas hangar for the airline’s Airbus A321 and Airbus A320 model aircraft. The first aircraft already landed […]

Sanad propels expansion in Saudi Arabia with MEPC MoU

Sanad, the global aerospace engineering and leasing solutions company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with KSA-based Middle East Propulsion Company (MEPC) to significantly enhance the regional presence and service reach of both companies. The MoU will see a collaboration between both companies in joint capabilities across advanced aero-engine repairs. Within the current framework, […]

SAL takes on operation of Saudi Arabian customs security

Saudi Arabian Logistics (SAL), a member of the Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation, has officially taken over running the operations of customs security areas across most Kingdom’s airports. According to the agreement signed, Saudi Arabian Logistics, which offers specialised ground handling and logistic services, will fully operate the designated areas starting September 1, 2020. These services […]

Saudia Cargo issued with EU GDP certificate

Saudia Cargo has been issued with European Union Good Distribution Practice certification for handling pharmaceuticals by SGS. The certificate recognises Saudia Cargo’s storage and transportation services for pharma and medical cargo, having fulfilled and met all international requirements. Abdulrahman Al-Mubarak, chief commercial officer of Saudia Cargo says: “This certificate recognises that Saudia Cargo maintains and […]

SAB Express connects FedEx with Saudi Arabia

FedEx Express has picked SAB Express as its global service provider for Saudi Arabia, connecting the kingdom with more than 220 countries and territories. SAB had been the long-term service provider to TNT in Saudi Arabia, and following the FedEx takeover, it has become the licensee for FedEx Express. Jack Muhs, regional president of FedEx […]

Saudia Cargo restarts Mumbai and Guangzhou flights

Saudia Cargo has strengthened its presence in China and India by resuming freighter flights to Guangzhou and Mumbai. Weekly freighter services started in April to meet growing demand for cargo operations and stimulate trade movements, in addition to operate five flights a week to Dhaka, Bangladesh and seven a week to Hong Kong. Omar Hariri, […]

Unilode and Saudia embark on digitalisation journey

Saudi Arabian Airlines and Saudia Cargo will embark on the next phase of their collaboration with Unilode by embarking on a digitalisation journey. The flag carrier of Saudi Arabia awarded the management of their containers and pallets to Unilode Aviation Solutions in 2016, with operations commencing in 2017, which including opening a ULD repair station […]

Saudia Cargo signs deal with King Abdullah Port

Saudia Cargo has signed a joint agreement with King Abdullah Port to establish a logistical operations centre and an air-sea-air cargo corridor. The agreement was signed at King Abdullah Economic City, 90 kilometres north of Jeddah, will establish the cargo corridor to surrounding airports, ensuring the smooth flow of cargo to the port and re-export […]

Peli BioThermal Credo on Demand comes to Jeddah

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Peli BioThermal has extended its network in the Middle East with a Credo on Demand drop point in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The drop point is the latest location bringing shipping options to the region, and the facility puts Peli BioThermal on track to realise its plan to exceed 100 network stations and drop points for […]

Saudia Cargo brings Formula E to Ad Diriyah

Saudia Cargo has helped bring the FIA Formula E championship to Riyadh by transporting cars and equipment for the season opening race in Ad Diriyah. The ABB FIA Formula E Championship season opener is being held in the historic city from 13-15 December and will be sponsored by Saudia Airlines. The cars, spares and equipment […]

Tandem Global extends Middle Eastern network

Tandem Global Logistics Network has extended its Middle Eastern network with an exclusive partner in Iraq and a new facility in Saudi Arabia. The Iraqi office of Kuwait partner Al-Rashed International Shipping Company has joined the network, and is Kuwait’s largest shipping and logistics company with operations across Kuwait, Iraq and other countries in the […]

20 days by sea or 7 hour flight with Volga-Dnepr?

Volga-Dnepr Airlines and Kintetsu World Express France have moved a motorised pump in a matter of hours, saving the customer a long wait compared to using sea freight. The 40 tonne Alstom motorised pump travelled on a charter flight from Paris-Vatry airport in France to Dammam, Saudi Arabia onboard an Antonov AN-124-100. The pump flew […]

Saudia Cargo brings WWE Crown Jewel to Riyadh

Saudia Cargo has helped bring World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) to Saudi Arabia by transporting equipment and supplies for the Crown Jewel tournament in Riyadh. Organised by the General Sports Authority, the Crown Jewel will be held tomorrow (2 November) at King Saud University stadium in Riyadh with the participation of professional wrestlers. A Saudia Cargo […]

Saudia Cargo signs employee development deal

Saudia Cargo has signed a three-year agreement with management consulting company Gallup to develop employee performance and study trends. The agreement is in line with the airline’s Strategy 2020 and enhances Saudia Cargo’s vision and values, while meeting the expectations of staff members while retaining those who support the achievement of the company’s objectives. Saudia […]

Saudia Cargo launches Fly Express for urgent shipments

Saudia Cargo has launched Fly Express, offering high priority express delivery for urgent international shipments. The service offers early booking via the email, for airport-to-airport delivery up to 300 kilos per shipment, as well as a money back guarantee for an added cost if it does not deliver on time. Fly Express service is […]

DHL keeps its cool to move four 140 ton waste heat boilers

DHL Global Forwarding has chartered the Antonov AN-225 to help transport four waste heat boilers from Germany to Saudi Arabia. The multi-modal movement is being handled by DHL Industrial Projects, a unit of DHL Global Forwarding specialising in safe and reliable transport for oversized and heavy-lift cargo. Four boilers weighing 140 tons each, and measuring […]

Antonov fuels the energy business

Oil prices have been on a roller coaster ride in recent years, with an equivalent impact on logistics providers, writes Neil Madden. From 2011 through 2013 the Brent crude benchmark price surged through $100 a barrel. But this only prompted oil exploration and production (E&P) firms to pump more black gold onto world markets, notably […]

The times are a changin’ in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is changing fast, writes David Craik. Women have been given the right to drive, music can be played in public and you can even go to the cinema. The Kingdom’s Vision 2030 project, led by the youthful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, is also set to revolutionise Saudi’s economy which has been so […]

Saffron opens up new Kabul-Jeddah cargo route

A new airfreight route between Kabul and Jeddah was launched on Monday June 25, private sector sources in the Afghan capital have told Air Cargo Week. Officials at Afghanistan’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry said the flights had started but declined to confirm details appearing in local news agencies. The Tolo news agency reported the […]

Saudia Cargo co-sponsors World Cup motorbike tour

Saudi Arabian Airlines and Saudia Cargo are sponsoring the Saudi motorcyclist’s tour as part of the companies’ support for the National Team at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The sponsors will cover the travel expenses and motorcycle shipment costs of the tours, who will cover more than 8,000 kilometres in 20 days of travel, […]

Saudia Cargo inaugurates cold storage facility at KAIA

Saudia Cargo has inaugurated its modern cold storage facility for pharmaceuticals and medicines at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah to meet increasing demand for sensitive, temperature controlled shipments. The refrigerated warehouse was opened in conjunction with launching FlyPharma, an innovative product designed specifically to meet the growing demand for the pharmaceutical and life sciences […]

Saudia Cargo brings WWE Greatest Royal Rumble to Saudi Arabia

Saudia Cargo helped bring the WWE Greatest Royal Rumble to Saudi Arabia by flying equipment needed for the live telecast of the show on 27 April. A Boeing 747 Freighter hauled tonnes of production equipment, including the wrestling ring to help create the spectacular show in Jeddah. The airline provided the transport from New York […]

Crane Logistics charters the AN-225 to transport chemical drums

Crane Worldwide Logistics has chartered the Antonov AN-225 Mriya to transport 223 pallets of chemical drums, landing in Dammam Airport in Saudi Arabia. The aircraft was chartered due to the lack of ocean vessels available, and the Crane Worldwide team co-ordinated cargo from multiple vendors in both Singapore and Malaysia to maximise the load potential […]

Saudia Cargo picks ATC as its GSSA for South Africa

Saudia Cargo has appointed ATC Aviation Services as its general sales and service agent for South Africa from 1 May 2018. The Saudi Arabian airline provides airfreight services to more than 230 destinations and its freighter fleet consists of Boeing 747-8s, 747-400ERFs, 747-400BCFs and 777Fs, in addition to belly capacity in passenger aircraft. The carrier […]

Saudia Cargo appoints Omar Hariri as new CEO

Saudia Cargo has appointed Omar Hariri as its new chief executive officer (CEO), bringing with him extensive management experience in the transportation, supply and logistics fields. The new CEO will lead the company and strengthen its position in accordance with the transformation strategy taking into account the development of all services provided, the promotion of […]