Muscat, Oman Air Cargo, the cargo division of
Oman Air, the National Carrier of the Sultanate of Oman is now setting
globally competitive logistics standards with its upgraded cargo hub
facility at the new Muscat International Air Cargo Terminal.
The new cargo facility features a 22,780 square-meter, air-
conditioned warehouse with the capacity to handle 350,000 tons of
cargo per annum � a substantially larger capacity than the previous
Commenting on the new Oman Air Cargo facility, Oman Air’s Chief
Executive Officer, Eng. Abdulaziz al-Raisi said: 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
With the upgraded facility, Oman Air Cargo’s year-on-year statistics for
the 1st half of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017 indicate a
25% increase in business. This follows on from a 38% increase in
business for the year 2017, and a 5% increase in 2016.
Mohammed Ali al-Musafir, Oman Air’s Senior Vice President,
Commercial Cargo said “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
The new facility includes 367 pallet or 734 container configurations
for Unit Load Device (ULD) storage over three levels, as well as 2,208
Skidded Pallet Positions � all serviced by Elevating Transfer Vehicles
Accompanying these are dedicated bays that can accommodate
three ‘Code F Freighter’ Aircraft, along with twenty-five 40-foot truck
parking bays (or fifty 20-foot truck bays), as well as 400 car parking
bays and 34 truck docks.
The facility also features Bulk Cold Rooms (consisting of 3 chillers,
2 freezers, and 1 ambient room), and ULD Cold Rooms with 28 airline
pallet positions in the chiller rooms, and 8 airline pallet positions in the
In addition to this, there are Scissor Lift & ULD Bypass Lane
facilities, as well as X-ray machines for joining and trans-shipment
The facility also includes a 2,500 square-meter Live Animal Centre, a
228 square-meter Dangerous Goods Room (DGR) with the capacity to
handle 90 skids and loose cartons, and a Vulnerable Goods Cage with
264 pallet positions. The Diplomatic Room, Human Remains Room,
Radioactive Room and Strong Room make up the remainder of the
facility’s handling units.
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 imports cargo delivery.
The Cargo facility accompanied the development of the brand new
passenger terminal at Muscat International Airport, which began its first
commercial operations in March 2018. The new facility is also aligned
with Oman Air’s ambitious and dynamic program of fleet and network
Source: Oman News Agency