State-of-the-art facility can process 125,000 tonnes of cargo annually
dnata continues to increase its global footprint and launches operations in Belgium by opening a new cargo centre at Brussels Airport.
dnata’s expansion into the Belgian capital represents an investment of EUR 8 million and creates up to 100 local jobs with the company.
dnata’s new facility, which covers an area of 14,000 m², substantially increases the cargo capacity in the Benelux states allowing airline customers to enhance their operations in the region.
The state-of-the-art facility includes 4,500 m² warehouse space and is capable of processing 125,000 tonnes of cargo annually.
It is equipped with the latest technologies and complies with the highest industry standards ensuring efficient and safe handling of all types of cargo, including perishables, pharmaceuticals, dangerous goods, live animals, aircraft engines and vehicles.
dnata has been already providing cargo and ground handling services to 25 cargo and 8 passenger airlines at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. dnata will ensure a close cooperation between its Amsterdam and Brussels teams to leverage synergies and deliver the highest possible value for its customers at both airports.
Erik de Goeij, Chief Executive Officer, dnata The Netherlands and Belgium, said: “We are thrilled to establish operations at another important cargo hub.
“Our best-in-class facility at Brussels Airport significantly increases our cargo handling capacity in the region, which we expect to stimulate the local cargo industry.
“We see solid demand for our quality services and are confident that this strategic expansion will bring significant benefits to our stakeholders.”
Said Arnaud Feist, CEO of Brussels Airport Company: “We are most pleased to welcome dnata at Brussels Airport as our third cargo handler.
“dnata has already positioned itself as a key cargo player at our airport with a dedicated infrastructure for pharmaceuticals and an active participation in our cargo community. I look forward to this new partnership.”
dnata’s first customer in Brussels is Singapore Airlines, which operates eight weekly flights with an annual capacity of 45,000 tonnes of cargo between Brussels and Singapore, using the 747-400 F aircraft.
Including Brussels Airport, dnata now provides quality and safe ground handling and cargo services at 88 airports in 14 countries.
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