Cargo forum delegates tour DWC
Dubai, October 28, 2013
Dubai World Central (DWC) hosted a tour of its key areas for the delegates from a cargo conference recently held in Abu Dhabi.
The participants of the Freighters and Belly Cargo World 2013 Conference were shown the Al Maktoum International Airport (AMIA) and the Logistics and Aviation Districts, as part of the tour.
Mohsen Ahmad, VP for DWC’s Logistics District, welcomed 100 international delegates from the freighter and airline sectors who were highly impressed by the various capabilities of AMIA which is on track to become the world’s largest airport in volume and size, and will provide connectivity to the Jebel Ali Sea Port via the Dubai Logistics Corridor.
The delegation agreed that AMIA is generating strong global interest, especially among aviation-related businesses eyeing a solid base to cater to their regional and international clients.
Phase 1 of AMIA, which includes a cargo terminal, covering a cargo handling zone with dedicated cold/special storage areas and a modular office zone for worker’s facilities, is already complete and is operational 24 hours a day. The passenger terminal has already commenced operations.
“The very positive response from the visiting delegation affirms that DWC is indeed putting the right elements in place to meet the specific needs of the global freight and airline markets," said Ahmad.
"The delegation agreed that our aerotropolis has far-reaching implications for the growth of logistics and aviation not only in the UAE but across the Middle East as well. We value the opinions and suggestions aired by the group which we will take into consideration as we proceed with DWC’s development,” he added. - TradeArabia News Service