26 September 2022 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone (ADAFZ), a subsidiary of AD Airports, revealed that they are approaching successful completion of the Cargo Village and Terminal rehabilitation project. As part of an expansion strategy to increase cargo capacity, enhance operational capabilities and attract new business opportunities, the project has equipped the cargo facilities within ADAFZ with vital upgrades that meet the latest aviation industry standards.
Among the most vital upgrades is the new cool storage facility, developed in collaboration with Etihad Airport Services and Etihad Cargo, which will enable the airport to handle temperature-sensitive air cargo, such as pharmaceuticals, healthcare and life sciences products, in optimal conditions. With a dedicated temperature-controlled area of more than 3,300 square metres, the cool storage facility broadens the AD Airports capabilities to handle all import and transit shipments, and store loose cargo and unit load devices (ULDs).
His Excellency Eng. Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Airports said: “Today’s announcement represents the latest milestone in our enduring strategy to enhance the regional air cargo and aviation industries. With the conclusion of essential upgrades at Cargo Village and the Cargo Terminal, our abilities to align with Abu Dhabi’s vision, support logistics and drive economic diversification will soon be elevated further. Now more than ever, infrastructure advancement is a central enabler for vibrancy and sustainability across business and industry, something we aim to capitalise on alongside all existing and potential free zone partners with cargo requirements.”
ADAFZ is committed to better support companies and their cargo strategies, as well as the logistics industry and cargo market share regionally. Increased cargo volumes and direct airside access to the Cargo Village are also available for businesses interested in direct import and export operations, aligning with the ADAFZ objective to establish a unique and preferred business destination for local and international organisations across all sectors.
The Second International Pharma Logistics Masterclass, held in Abu Dhabi 5-9 September 2022, attracted 120 delegates and members of the industry from over 20 countries. The delegation was given a tour of the new facilities at the Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone and Cargo Village. Once complete, the new facilities, will cater to the Pharma industry and other sectors, that require temperature-sensitive air cargo facilities.
ADAFZ is the sole provider of air cargo facilities in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and boasts a convenient strategic location for regional and international companies to establish business operations locally within its premises, providing a host of world-class operational support system (OSS) services. Multiple ADAFZ strategic stakeholders will also operate from Cargo Village, which will enhance partnerships, facilitate logistics processes for ADAFZ clients, and bring services together under a one-stop-shop.