Saudia launches new ground handling, logistics service

- A Monitor Report16 Jan, 2020 | 707 Views|-+
Riyadh : Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has recently announced the launch of the Saudi Arabian Logistics (SAL) Co, the new independent entity within the Saudia Group which will act as the main cargo gate and ground handling and logistics services hub across the Saudi airports.

The launch was announced in a grand ceremony held in Riyadh recently and was attended by the Governor of Customs Authority Ahmad Al-Haqbani, Abdulhadi Al-Mansouri, President of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA); Anef Abanomi, President of Saudi Post; Sami Sindi, Director General, Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), the Directors of government agencies working at Saudi airports, CEOs of the companies and the strategic units of the Saudia, cargo and aviation transport experts.

A speech was delivered by Fawaz Al-Fawaz, Chairman of SAL Board, underscoring SAL logistics goal and its pivotal role in achieving the Vision 2030 objectives. Following the speech, Saleh Bin Nasser Al-Jasser, the Minister of Transport, announced the official launch of the SAL brand into the world of logistics services.

Omar Talal Hariri, CEO, SAL delivered a speech and played a short video explaining the SAL goals and brand identity.

"SAL aims to provide integrated logistics operations and ground handling services. It acts as a link between land and sea shipping and the Saudi airports in line with the National Industrial Development and Logistics Program, which is one of the pivotal themes of the Vision 2030, especially in the light of the gigantic economic transformation the kingdom has been seeing. SAL will improve the quality of logistics operations and support the kingdom's vision towards transforming the country into a global logistics hub handling all types of cargo and shipping operations," pointed out Hariri.

President of GACA handed over GACAR 151 license to SAL CEO, which qualifies SAL to officially provide ground-handling services at King Khalid International Airport's cargo station.

Al-Jasser noted that one of the SAL strategic goals is to invest in the kingdom's strategic location as the heart and the crossroads of key international trade routes between three continents: Asia, Europe and Africa and a distinctive logistical getaway between the East and the West and all over the world.

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