Dnata appoints ops chief

Dnata has appointed Clive Sauvé-Hopkins as global head of airport operations, overseeing ground handling and cargo businesses at 97 locations in 16 countries.He will manage a team of over 37,000 people and has held several senior leadership positions with Swissport, Servisair, Aviapartner, Qatar Airways, and the Abu Dhabi Developmental Holding Company. He will be based in Dubai and will report to group chief executive officer, Steve Allen. [+]

CEIV battery standard for 11 Dnata stations

Handling company Dnata has received IATA CEIV Lithium battery accreditation for11 of its stations worldwide. The company’s stations in Australia and Pakistan were the first to complete the assessment phase, followed by Singapore, Belgium, the UK, and UAE. The IATA certification ceremony for these stations took place at the World ... [+]

Drones deliver in Dubai

UAE-owned handling company Dnata says it has integrated autonomous drones into its cargo warehouse operations in Dubai. Benefits include 20% reduction in processing times of rack inventories and over 99% accuracy in shipment tracking. On average, Dnata’s drones monitor some 1,800 shipments across 2,400 rack locations. Software by Gather AI, enables ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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. [+]

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