Cargo Handling

RSA National airside cargo terminal at DWC opened

RSA National’s new airside cargo terminal at Dubai World Central (DWC) has opened its doors.

Phase 1 has been completed with a 13,000 square metre area features consolidated freight forwarding and multi-modal capabilities but there are expansion plans to grow the site to 56,000 square metres.

RSA National, is a joint venture between US-based National and UAE-based RSA Global, as in support of the UAE’s vision to become the world’s leading aviation and logistics hub.

The opening of this multi-modal smart transit hub for road, sea and air, will drive growth in the logistics sector, which is set to increase by 4.8 per cent by 2021.

RSA National’s vision is to operate as a one-stop, boutique integrator offering multi-modal supply chain solutions: specialising in innovative and quality services for its customers in established and emerging sectors as well as niche products including perishables and dangerous goods.

As an Authorised Economic Operator and with Dubai Police and Customs situated on-site, customers are set to experience faster clearances and inspection prioritisation for a smoother transaction.

RSA National specialises in innovative and tech forward solutions for the retail, ecommerce, and perishables sectors, as well as government and humanitarian programmes.

All sectors are growing in this region due to its continued reliance on imported perishables and goods; the increased adoption of e-commerce; and the impact of preparing for, and running, Expo 2020 and other major events.

RSA Global co-founder and group chief executive officer, Abhishek Ajay Shah said: “We believe the launch of RSA National’s flagship air cargo terminal is a game changer for the UAE’s aviation and logistics industry to claim the number one spot.

“We have designed this smart facility to deliver innovative multimodal, tech-forward supply chain solutions and plan to expand as the region’s demands grow. The sky’s the limit.”

National president for ME and Pac Rim and board member, Jacob Matthew said: “The completion of the first phase of the first commercial cargo terminal at DWC is an important step for RSA National in the context of the UAE aviation industry, a vital driving force of the country’s economic diversification plan.

“Non-oil sectors such as manufacturing, aviation and logistics are important contributors to the GDP with a contribution expected to account for nearly 90% of the economy by 2025.

“The cargo industry itself is witnessing major developments and recently recorded robust growth. Innovation in the transport industry is important, and as logistics providers with our own aircraft fleet, we constantly strive to improve efficiency around the movement of goods and also customer service.”