Oman Air moves into upgraded cargo terminal in Muscat

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Oman Air Cargo has upgraded its cargo hub facility at the new Muscat International Air Cargo Terminal, which can handle 350,000 tonnes of cargo per annum.

The facility features a 22,780 square metre air conditioned warehouse and other features include 367 pallet or 734 container configurations for unit load device storage over three levels as well as 2,208 skidded pallet positions.

Accompanying these are dedicated bays that can accommodate three Code F Freighter aircraft along with 25 40-foot truck parking bays as well as 400 car parking bays and 34 truck docks.

Oman Air chief executive officer, Abdulaziz Al Raisi says: “Oman Air is proud of its new cargo facility at Muscat Airport, which apart from enhancing the operations, also provides the opportunity to boost trade and commerce opportunities for the Sultanate’s economy. Oman Air has made significant inroads in online as well as offline cargo markets and its growth trajectory has been very strong and steady.”

Oman Air senior vice president for commercial cargo, Mohammed Ali Al Musafir says: “Combined with Oman Air Cargo’s track record of providing high quality services to its logistics customers, the upgraded cargo facility now aligns the company with world-class, globally competitive transport and logistics industry standards and trends.”

Other features of the facility include Bulk Cold Rooms with chilled, freezer and ambient rooms and ULD Cold Rooms with 28 airline pallet positions in the chilled rooms, and eight airline pallet positions in the freezer rooms.

There are also scissor lift and ULD bypass lane facilities, as well as x-ray machines for joining and transhipment cargo screening.

The facility includes a 2,500 square metre Live Animal Centre, a 228 square metre Dangerous Goods Room, a Vulnerable Goods Cage with 264 pallet positions, along with a diplomatic room, human remains room, radioactive room and a strong room.

The entire facility is supported by 24-hour services for import and export cargo, and its automated cargo system for documentation and warehousing, export cargo acceptance and import cargo delivery.