Emirates' bonded truck service service Dammam, Medina and Riyadh
EMIRATES SkyCargo has launched two bonded trucking corridors in Saudi Arabia, connecting Dammam and Medina with Riyadh
EMIRATES SkyCargo has launched two bonded trucking corridors in Saudi Arabia, connecting Dammam and Medina with Riyadh.
This is in response 'to customer demands and provide additional capacity options for businesses overseas wanting to send cargo to Riyadh,' reported London's Air Cargo News.
The trucking service is operated by Eastern Allied Transport, an affiliate of Allied Transport Company, which operates Emirates SkyCargo's fleet of 49 trucks between Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Central.
With the introduction of the new bonded lanes, cargo bound for Riyadh can also be moved on flights to Dammam and Medina from Dubai and then trucked to Riyadh where they will go through import customs clearance.
Emirates SkyCargo will offer same day delivery at Riyadh for cargo that is trucked from Dammam and Medina, thereby raising the number of connectivity and delivery time options for customers.
'The trucking service not only makes more optimal use of Emirates SkyCargo's capacity into Saudi Arabia, but also allows for a wider range of connection times for cargo arriving from around the world to travel through to Riyadh,' the airline said.
Emirates SkyCargo currently operates the trucking service up to five times a week based on customer demand.
The trucks are tracked using GPS and cargo loaded inside the trucks are secured with tamper proof seals to ensure that cargo arrives safely at Riyadh. The main commodities being moved currently on the trucking service include garments, courier and other general cargo.