Dnata breaks ground on Erbil warehouse

Dubai-based airfreight handler Dnata has broken ground on a 20,000sq m cargo warehouse at Erbil International Airport in Iraq. The foundation stone for the US$ 14 million  building, scheduled for completion in September 2024, was unveiled by dnata’s senior vice president for UAE and Iraq airport operations, Jaffar Dawood. The facility will be capable of processing 100,000 tonnes of cargo annually, including perishables, pharmaceuticals and dangerous goods. Dnata will also implement ... [+]

Dnata opens Erbil cool chain site

Airfreight handler Dnata is has opened a new, advanced cool chain facility at Erbil International Airport in Iraq. It is capable of processing 10,000 tons of perishables annually with chilled and frozen storage. A new cargo warehouse is also expected to open in 2023, capable of processing 100,000 tonnes a year with ... [+]

Handler extends Heathrow site – updated

Dubai handling company dnata has extended off-airport cargo centre at London Heathrow airport with a 10,500sq m Phase II extension to its existing 22,500sq m Phase 1 facility which opened in September 2019. It forms part of the company’s ‘dnata City East’ complex which dnata says is by far  the largest ... [+]

Barker to head dnata airport ops

Cargo and passenger handler dnata has promoted David Barker to divisional senior vice president for airport operations. He currently leads the company’s operations in the US as chief executive officer. In his new role, based in Dubai, he will oversee dnata’s global ground handling and cargo business at 91 airports ... [+]

Slicker Singapore for dnata

Dnata Singapore is implementing “a scalable cloud ecosystem” at Changi Airport. It includes the Hermes 5 Cargo Management System, track and trace and additional apps to streamline workflows, provide greater transparency of handling and improve data. Data can be used with Artificial Intelligence and machine learning algorithms to help decision making ... [+]

Dnata artic in New Year’s Eve tragedy

An articulated truck operated my airfreight handling company dnata was involved in a late night collision with a car on New Year’s Eve in which three British Airways cabin crew died. The accident took place just after 23.40 on Bedfont Road, close to dnata’s Heathrow cargo hub. The truck reportedly ... [+]

Handler gets Dallas CEIV certificate

Airfreight handler dnata has gained IATA Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) certification for its new cargo facility in Dallas. The company opened its 37,000sq ft cargo centre at Fort Worth International Airport in November 2017. [+]

Green light for dnata development

Aberdeen Standard Investment’s Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust (AIPUT) fund says it has secured planning permission for its 250,000sq ft dnata City East development from Hounslow’s Planning Committee. Dnata UK chief executive Gary Morgan said: “dnata City East will help us to accommodate increased cargo-handling demand from our growing portfolio of ... [+]

Dnata makes the grade in Zurich

Air service provider dnata has been awarded Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification for pharmaceutical handling at its Zurich facility. To meet the requirements, dnata completely refurbished one of its warehouses at the airport and made significant enhancements to its quality systems, operations documentation and facilities management practices.   [+]

Heathrow handler gains safety cert.

  Dubai-owned handling group dnata has gained IATA's Safety Audit for Ground Operations registration for its London Heathrow station, joining ten other station in its network that are similarly certified. The standard includes cargo and mail handling and aircraft loading.     [+]

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