Panalpina Egypt has moved its head office and all Cairo operations to the newly developed Cairo Cargo City at Cairo International Airport.
Cairo is Egypt’s largest airport serving as the primary hub for several airlines, and it handles about 290,000 tonnes of cargo a year. The 150,000 metre square Cairo Cargo City has three main terminals for export, import and express.
The export terminal includes a general cargo zone and a perishable centre with a capacity of 240,000 tonnes per annum and the 12,837 square metre import terminal has a general cargo zone and perishable zone able to handle 90,000 tonnes.
Panalpina country head of sales and marketing, Fouad AbouElela says: “Being in the heart of action and close to the government’s business related entities, such as the import and export authorities and the cargo terminals, will enable the team to serve our local and international customers better.”
“Likewise, this will benefit our customers as the proximity to the cargo handling and customs clearance will make our day to day Air Freight operations more agile.”
Panalpina says it sees potential in Egypt in the oil & gas industry, capital projects, telecoms, automotive and healthcare. The company employs 145 staff in Egypt located in Cairo, Alexandria and Suez.