DHL to add new gateway terminals at KKIA and KFIA

DHL to add new gateway terminals at KKIA and KFIA
Updated 25 August 2012

DHL to add new gateway terminals at KKIA and KFIA

DHL to add new gateway terminals at KKIA and KFIA

DHL Express announced on Friday that it will open new gateway terminals at King Khalid International Airport (KKIA) in Riyadh and King Fahd International Airport (KFIA) in Dammam.
“The combined area of the new gateways exceeds 20,000 square meters, allowing DHL Express to increase operational capacities in the region and double logistics offerings to our customers in Saudi Arabia, the UAE and across the GCC region,” Geoff Walsh, DHL Express country manager in Saudi Arabia, said in a statement.
The new investment, he added, marks another “significant milestone for us as we continue to focus on serving growing markets and offering world-class levels of services.”
The new terminals will support trade expansion by increasing connections between Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the United States. The project will cost more than $20 million.
The new investment has been set in place to meet the increasing demands for DHL’s services in the Kingdom.
The new gateways will be linked to all major DHL Express distribution hubs around the world including the company’s regional hub in Bahrain as well as in Shanghai, China.
The north Asian hub launched in last month marks the largest hub in Asia with investment of more than $175 million and further demonstrates “DHL’s commitment to providing fast, reliable and cost-efficient logistics solutions.”
DHL Express’ investment in the two international airports underscores the importance of logistics operations in Saudi Arabia to the wider Middle East. It also reaffirms DHL’s long-term commitment to provide international transport solutions to customers in Saudi Arabia and throughout the region.
The KFIA in Dammam will double freight capacities inbound and outbound from Saudi Arabia, which will open up opportunity for increased commercial trade through the Eastern gate of the Kingdom with both land-trucking and air cargo clearances in the developing KFIA cargo village.
Meanwhile, DHL continues to discuss further investments in airport facilities in the Kingdom to support continued growth.