Per, a Danish national, took up his new position in Jeddah in March. He joins Saudia Cargo after having spent the past 25 years in various roles in the air cargo- and logistics industry.
Saudia will transport rubber fenders for ship-docks by charter flights from DWC Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai to Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The aim is to ensure the smooth flow of cargo to the port and re-export it by the air in line with the Saudi Vision 2030 aiming to turn the Kingdom into an international logistics hub.
Saudia Cargo shipped 60 tons of equipment, tools, screens, and cables from Châlons Vatry International Airport, France to King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh aboard a B747-400F Aircraft.
This additional capacity is being offering in bellyhold on the daily operation of Saudi Arabian Airlines passenger Airbus A330 flights, four flights from King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) and three operating from King Khalid International Airport (KKIA).
Saudia Cargo’s CEO, Omar Talal Hariri, said that the moment the company received the request from the client, they exerted every possible effort, considering all measures to ensure the safe transportation of shipment on time.
A Saudia Cargo B747-8 transported the 100-tons of equipment and machinery together with sound and lighting systems and other supplies from Maastricht, Netherlands, to Riyadh in mid-October.
This appointment comes as part of the recognition of the airline of the important role its ground handling business unit has in achieving its Strategy 2020 transformation program.