Dubai, UAE – dnata has started the construction of a 20,000 sqm cargo warehouse, which will expand its operations at Erbil International Airport (EBL).
The facility represents an investment of US$14 million and will create up to 50 additional, direct jobs with dnata in Iraq.
The foundation stone for the cargo warehouse, which is scheduled for completion in September 2024, was recently revealed by dnata’s Senior Vice President for UAE and Iraq Airport Operations, Jaffar Dawood.
“We are delighted to expand our operations in response to the growing demand for our reliable and safe cargo services in Erbil,” said Jaffar.
dnata’s newest cargo facility will be capable of processing 100,000 tonnes of cargo annually, including perishables, pharmaceuticals and dangerous goods.
dnata will also implement its advanced ‘OneCargo’ system within the facility, digitizing processes and maximizing efficiencies across its cargo operations in Iraq.
The facility will be equipped with the latest technologies, including thermal insulation to reduce the building’s environmental impact by maintaining low CO2 manufacturing emissions and operating costs.
dnata’s latest expansion follows the opening of a new, advanced cool chain facility and a bus maintenance facility in 2022 at EBL.
The company currently provides ground handling and cargo services to over 25 airlines with a team of over 400 aviation professionals.