Driving UAE’s logistics business with RSA National’s new cargo terminal

RSA National 20RSA National new air cargo terminal. (Image source: RSA National)RSA National, the joint venture between US-based National and UAE-based RSA Global, has its new air cargo terminal, located airside at Dubai World Central (DWC)

In support of the UAE’s vision to become the world’s leading aviation and logistics hub, the opening of this multimodal smart transit hub for road, sea and air, aims to drive growth in the logistics sector, which is set to increase by 4.8 per cent by 2021.

The initiative is in line with RSA National’s aim to provide multimodal supply chain solutions, specialising in a range of services for its customers in established and emerging sectors as well as niche products including perishables and dangerous goods.

Under its ambitious plan, Dubai aims to lead the global logistics industry and help fulfil the UAE’s aviation and logistics vision for 2045. RSA National’s new cargo terminal’s location on the Dubai Logistics Corridor linking DWC to Jebel Ali port reinforces its commitment to a multimodal approach for customers through one single supplier. As an authorised economic operator and with Dubai Police and Customs situated on-site, customers will experience faster clearances and inspection prioritisation for a smoother transaction.

Abhishek Ajay Shah, co-founder and group CEO of RSA Global, said, “The launch of RSA National’s flagship air cargo terminal is a game changer for the UAE’s aviation and logistics industry to claim the number one spot. We have designed this smart facility to deliver innovative multimodal, tech-forward supply chain solutions and plan to expand as the region’s demands grow.”

Jacob Matthew, president of ME and Pac Rim and board member, national, commented, “The completion of the first phase of the first commercial cargo terminal at DWC is an important step for RSA National in the context of the UAE aviation industry, a vital driving force of the country’s economic diversification plan. Non-oil sectors such as manufacturing, aviation and logistics are important contributors to the GDP with a contribution expected to account for nearly 90 per cent of the economy by 2025.”

“The cargo industry itself is witnessing major developments and recently recorded robust growth. Innovation in the transport industry is important, and as logistics providers with our own aircraft fleet, we constantly strive to improve efficiency around the movement of goods and also customer service,” Matthew added.

RSA National provides solutions for the retail, e-commerce, perishables sectors, as well as government and humanitarian programmes. At the forefront of Dubai Expo 2020, the company has completed 13,000 sq m of built-up area and has the ability to scale up within its 56,000 sq m footprint in DWC, in line with the growing demand forecast.

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