The Saudi Arabian Logistics company (SAL) has announced the signing of a cargo ground handling agreement with Emirates SkyCargo which is expected to boost volumes and bolster trade between the UAE and Saudi.


SAL’s CEO, Omar Hariri said this cooperation “will have a positive effect on the flow of cargo operations at all our main stations in the Kingdom.”


“We take pride in this partnership which will boost the traffic of goods into the Kingdom and also cargo from our domestic airports loaded into Emirates’ aircraft where we have placed all logistic capabilities and resources including equipment and manpower to serve our mutual strategic objectives,” Hariri added.


He also noted the long track record of cooperation between Emirates SkyCargo and the ground handling division at Saudia Cargo prior to the privatization of the sector when SAL has taken over all ground handling duties at all main airports in the Kingdom.


Nabil Sultan, divisional senior vice president at Emirates said that Saudi Arabia is considered a “market with high interest to Emirates SkyCargo,” as he went on to cite the carrier's strong business relation with SAL.


“We look forward, through the extension of this ground handling agreement, to continue our partnership and offer rich and value-adding logistic services to our clientele in this market.”


“We are confident that our operations will run smoothly and seamlessly due to SAL’s unique handling capabilities, which will consequently, bolster trade and cargo operations between the two countries,” he added. 


SAL provides premium ground handling services for multiple airlines at Saudi Arabia’s local airports and logistic support with cargo chain solutions.


The company also connects all means of transportation with local airports to make a larger contribution to vision 2030 and transform the Kingdom into a global logistic hub.