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Aramex Inaugurates its New Express Courier Handling Facility at King Khalid International Airport
Monday, 1st November 2021: Under the patronage and in presence of H.E. Dr. Mohammed bin Saud Al-Tamimi, Governor of the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), Aramex a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions, announces the inauguration of its new express courier handling facility located in the Model Cargo Village at King Khalid International Airport.
The launch ceremony, hosted by Aramex, was attended by Ahmad Sultan Bin Harib Alfalahi, UAE Commercial Attaché to The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and a group of senior executives and directors from the Communications and Information Technology Commission, the Ministry of Transport and Logistic Services, Riyadh Airports Company, the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority, and the General Authority of Civil Aviation.
Representing Aramex, Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamsi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Aramex PJSC, Mr. Othman Aljeda, Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Abdulaziz Bin Abdullah AlNowaiser, General Manager of Aramex in KSA, Mr. Samer Marei, Vice President – GCC at Aramex, and Mr. Alaa Saoudi, Chief Operating Officer – Express, as well as a group of other executives from Aramex in KSA.
Aramex built the new express courier handling facility on a 5,900 square meter land located in the Model Cargo Village at King Khalid International Airport. The new facility is equipped with the latest technologies to serve Aramex’s growing customer base more effectively and efficiently, and in line with the company’s continuous efforts to improve and streamline its operations and facilitate services for both B2C and B2B clients. The facility is equipped with the latest automated parcel sorting systems with a capacity to handle up to 100,000 shipments per day. In addition, it is directly connected to the Saudi Customs Clearance systems, which will significantly reduce the time needed to clear the shipments and deliver them to their final destination.
Moreover, Aramex is expected to soon receive the Ground Services Provider Certificate (GACAR 151) issued by the General Authority of Civil Aviation. The project was fully implemented in accordance to the highest standards of operational safety, ensuring compliance with all local laws and regulations and other related government requirements, including the Saudi Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority, the General Authority of Civil Aviation, and the Riyadh Airports Company.
During the inauguration ceremony, Othman Aljeda, Group CEO of Aramex, expressed his appreciation and gratitude to His Excellency Dr. Mohammed bin Saud Al-Tamimi, Governor of the Communications and Information Technology Commission, for his support and presence at the event. He also thanked all the attendees from various government entities and private organizations for their valuable participation. Aljeda stressed on the importance of the Saudi market for Aramex, as it is considered one of the most important global markets for the Company. “Since establishing its operations in KSA, Aramex proved to be an active partner in the Saudi society and gained the trust of various sectors through its high-end innovative solutions and services,” said Aljeda.
Mr. Abdulaziz Abdullah Al-Nowaiser, General Manager of Aramex in KSA, said: “We are confident that this facility will boost the competitive advantage of Aramex in the Kingdom and promote its leading market position. The launch of our new facility comes in line with Aramex’s plans to continue expanding and ramping up its operations in KSA, which is one of the most important markets for us. It will also contribute to accelerating the process of clearing and delivering parcels and thus enhancing the overall customer experience.”
Al-Nowaiser also shed light on Aramex’s plans to continue its investments in more facilities in KSA and support its workforce with the best Saudi talents to improve its operations and increase efficiency levels. This is in line with Saudi Vision 2030, by further developing the logistics sector and reinforcing the Kingdom’s position as a global logistics center. Saudi Arabia benefits from its strategic geographic location and infrastructure as it links all three continents (Asia, Africa, and Europe) together, supported by world-class laws and regulations.
Considering the steady growth witnessed by the regional logistics sector as a result of the boom in global e-commerce activities, Aramex is constantly looking for new opportunities to expand its operations, maintain growth and serve a larger customer base, including entrepreneurs, startups, and SMEs. Saudi Arabia is one of the best markets for these expansion plans due to the overall environment that supports business growth and high-quality infrastructure.