Oman Air cargo services get facelift at Muscat International Airport
THE air cargo unit of Oman Air has embarked on devising competitive logistic service criteria to the tune of global standards, reports the Oman News Agency
THE air cargo unit of Oman Air has embarked on devising competitive logistic service criteria to the tune of global standards, reports the Oman News Agency.
This comes after the refurbishment of the air cargo unit of Muscat International Airport's Cargo Service Building. With an area of 22,000 square metres and an annual reception capacity of 350,000 tonnes of goods, the new facility will serve as a modern warehouse that will enhance the airport's performance.
The new air cargo hub will accommodate 734 multi-level loading containers and 2,208 mobile chutes, besides goods transport vehicles fitted with hydraulic cranes.
The facility also has gates that provide for the simultaneous loading of three air cargo planes and 25 outlets that accommodate 40-foot and 20-foot cargo vehicles, along with a 400-car parking lot and a 34 heavy vehicle parking spaces. This is in addition to a 2,500-square metre livestock centre and 228-square metre chambers for high-risk goods.
Due to the fact that the airport often receives perishable materials, the whole building has already been provided with good air-conditioning systems and cooling stores to preserve perishable items.