New cargo terminal to be built in Dubai

Recently, Emirates SkyCargo announced that it has begun work on a new cargo terminal at Dubai World Central Al Maktoum International Airport.

The blog has already cited Emirates SkyCargo's intentions to expand its operations into Kiev, citing the Ukraine's abundant agricultural resources and steady economic growth. The carrier's intention was to connect Kiev to Dubai.

Recently, Emirates announced that it has begun work on a new cargo terminal at Dubai World Central Al Maktoum International Airport, according to an article on Air Cargo World. The new facility will become the carrier's base of freight operations in the spring on 2014.

"The planned move of our freighter operations from Dubai International Airport to Dubai World Central Al Maktoum International Airport is the next step in Emirates SkyCargo's overall expansion and growth program," said Nabil Sultan, divisional senior vice president of cargo. "It provides us with a brand new facility for our freighter operations and will increase capacity and enable us to meet our long-term objectives." 

All told, the news source reported that the new facility will be able to hold 700,000 tonnes of cargo every year. This includes more space for perishables, such as the food being shipped from Kiev.

When freight carriers increase the size of their facilities, it is important that they do not allow the efficiency of their supply chain to slack. This can be prevented by adopting proof of condition services like CargoSnapshot.

CargoSnapshot allows users to take individual pictures of every piece of cargo that gets loaded onto a plane, before, during and after the journey. If customers claim any damage after the flight, carriers need only reference these pictures to see if they are responsible.

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