Saudia Cargo renews organ transportation agreement


Saudia Cargo has renewed an agreement to transport human organs with the Saudi Centre for Organ Transplantation.

The carrier’s chief executive officer, Nabil Khojah and the centre’s director general, Dr. Faisal Shaheen signed the new agreement (pictured above). The renewal complements the cooperation established by the two in January 2014.

Saudia Cargo says Khojah ensured all logistics support is available for dealing with human organ transportation according to international terms in the services of humanitarian objectives.

He also states Saudia Cargo seeks to enhance the role of its social responsibility through different activities and it prides itself on being a supporter of the centre’s activities.

Khojah adds shipments have been handled according to required standards, and priority given to shipments in terms of receipt and delivery at all cargo terminals in Saudi Arabia’s airports. The 2017 agreement also includes providing cargo services in the Arabian Gulf countries.

In 2016, Saudia Cargo handled 217 organ shipments from the centre.