Facility will be capable of processing 100,000 tonnes of cargo annually
dnata has broken ground on its new, 20,000sqm cargo warehouse which will add significant expansion to its operations at Erbil International Airport (EBL) the capital of Iraq’s Kurdistan province. The facility represents an investment of US$ 14mn and will create up to 50 additional, direct jobs with dnata in Iraq.
The foundation stone for the cargo warehouse, which is scheduled for completion in September 2024, was recently revealed by Jaffar Dawood, Senior Vice President for UAE and Iraq Airport Operations, dnata.
“We stay committed to the Iraqi aviation industry and continue to invest in our operations to contribute to the development of Erbil as a regional cargo hub,” remarked Jaffar.
dnata’s newest cargo facility will be capable of processing 100,000 tonnes of cargo annually, including perishables, pharmaceuticals, and dangerous goods. dnata will also implement its advanced ‘OneCargo’ system within the facility, digitising processes and maximising efficiencies across its cargo operations in Iraq.
The facility will be equipped with the latest technologies, including thermal insulation to reduce the building’s environmental impact by maintaining low carbon dioxide manufacturing emissions and operating costs.
dnata’s latest expansion follows the opening of a new, advanced cool chain facility and a bus maintenance facility in 2022 at EBL. The company currently provides ground handling and cargo services to over 25 airlines with a team of over 400 aviation professionals.