Dubai-based logistics service provider Aramex has inaugurated its newest express courier handling facility in Saudi Arabia, located in the Model Cargo Village at King Khalid International Airport (RUH) in Riyadh.
The new express courier handling facility, build on a 5,900 square meter land, is equipped with the latest technologies to serve its customer base in the country, and in line with the company’s 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. It is also directly connected to the Saudi Customs Clearance systems, which will significantly reduce the time needed to clear the shipments and deliver them.
Aramex said it expects 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.
During the inauguration ceremony, Othman Aljeda, Group CEO of Aramex, 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.
Abdulaziz Abdullah Al-Nowaiser, General Manager of Aramex in KSA, said the company plans to continue its investments in more facilities in the country and to hire the best Saudi talents to improve its operations and increase efficiency levels.
With the steady growth witnessed by the regional logistics sector as a result of the boom in global e-commerce activities, the company noted that it 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,” the company noted.