The Ministry of Transport and Communications revealed that the new air cargo terminal will be operated at Muscat International Airport at 2:00 pm on Monday, March 19th,2018. The goods to be transported from the building will be received only on the new date. The delivery of goods to the customers from the current cargo terminal will continue until Thursday, March 29th, and then the entire movement will be transferred to the new building.
The ministry added in a statement today that the operation of the air cargo terminal is part of the ongoing preparations for the launching of the commercial operation of Muscat International Airport scheduled for March 20th. The Ministry of Transport and Communications, in coordination with the Oman Aviation Services Company and all aviation stakeholders, will work in the coming period to prepare the new cargo terminal at Muscat International Airport to transport freight and cargo from the current building and start operating the new cargo building next to the new passenger terminal.
Dr. Mohammed bin Nasser al- Za’abi, CEO of the Public Authority for Civil Aviation, Supervisor General of the Technical Committee for the follow-up of airport projects, said that the construction work of the new air cargo building has been completed, leaving only some technical equipment and tests to be carried out by the assigned team according to the applicable readiness plan to the new Muscat International Airport project in general.
He added that the air cargo building was equipped with the best modern international standards to cope with the rapid development and growth in the goods movement and cargo in the Sultanate. The area of the new cargo building is 32 thousand square meters, while the warehouse building area is about 23,000 square meters, with operational capacity of 350,000 tons per year, with a potential expansion of 500,000 tons. Oman Aviation Services will operate the cargo traffic at Muscat
International Airport as part of a plan to develop cargo services and increase the efficiency of the freight industry in the Sultanate.
Source: Oman News Agency