New contract awarded by Dammam Airports Company
AJEX Logistics Services, the leading Middle East specialist in express distribution and shipping solutions, recently signed a new partnership agreement with Dammam Airports Company to provide planning services from King Fahd International Airport, located in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province.
Eng. Mohammed Bin Ali Al-Hassany, CEO, Dammam Airports Company and Mohammed Al-Bayati, CEO, AJEX signed the agreement at the Dammam Airports Company headquarters.
New partnership agreement
The new partnership agreement supports both companies’ strategic objectives for the year ahead. In 2023, AJEX has plans for significant expansion across the Middle East, with new services, operations and facilities set to be launched across the region, while Dammam Airports Company is expanding the logistical capacity of its facilities as King Fahd International Airport grows in regional importance.
“At Dammam Airports Company, we are keen to raise the capacity of our express cargo facilities at King Fahd International Airport. This new partnership with AJEX Logistics Services supports our strategic objectives, which are aligned with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 strategy for transportation and planning services,” commented Eng. Al Hasany on the new partnership.
“Located just a few hours by road from Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar, Dammam, with its strategic location, is an important logistics centre to the GCC region that will enable us at AJEX to enhance our capacity and service times for our customers.,” remarked Al-Bayati.
Oil producing hub
Dammam and the wider Eastern Province serve as Saudi Arabia’s main oil-producing hub and are home to many large industrial companies in sectors including petrochemicals, chemicals, steel, cement, aluminium, plastics, and service-providing companies.
Located just 20 kilometres from Dammam, King Fahd International Airport seeks to become a regional logistics hub, with plans underway to expand its facilities to process 3.5 million tons of cargo by 2050.
Founded in 2021, AJEX Logistics Services is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s logistics & transportation expert. Specialized in Middle East e-commerce distribution and industrial solutions, AJEX is established in the UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and China, a press statement said.
With a network of more than 40 active logistics facilities, AJEX offers a full suite of customer-centric solutions from express distribution, e-commerce solutions, road, ocean, airfreight, warehousing, cold chain and healthcare solutions.
AJEX is a joint venture between Ajlan & Bros Holding, a leading investment company and conglomerate in the Middle East region, and SF Express, a leader in China Transportation and Logistics.
The inauguration of DACO is part of the prospective vision towards the development of the national airports industry, starting with King Fahd International Airport. DACO also aspires to extend its services to other local and international airports in the future. It seeks to develop the infrastructure, and operate, upgrade, and maintain airfield facilities, the press communique concluded.