Oman Air Cargo Introduces Pan-GCC Trucking Services
Date: 17 May 2011
Oman Air Cargo unveiled its Pan-GCC Custom Bonded Truck services connecting Muscat with Salalah and other GCC countries. Hailed as a milestone in the annals of Oman Air achievements, this service will be effective from 1st June 2011.
It is the first time in Oman's freight history that a scheduled custom bonded trucking service is being introduced for customer's use, connecting cargo from one airport to another both domestically as well as to selected airports in the GCC. The trucking services of Oman's National Carrier will be operated by its business partner M/s. Able Logistics Group (Oman) LLC, providing airport to airport connectivity which is expected to play a major role in improving export and import growth in the country by adding faster and more efficient connections. Able logistic Group (Oman) LLC, is an Omani registered company with established transport and freight forwarding roots in the Sultanate of Oman. Able Logistics Group (Oman) is specialized in transporting customs bonded cargo from airport to airport and non-bonded cargoes cargo throughout the GCC and Middle East Region.
Oman Air will link from and to its cargo hubs in Muscat and Salalah to all the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries, namely, United Arab Emirates (Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi airports), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (King Fahad Abdul Aziz Ad-Dammam, King Khalid Riyadh and King Abdul Aziz Jeddah airports), Kuwait (Kuwait International Airport), Bahrain (Bahrain International Airport) and Qatar (Doha International Airport). The domestic markets that will be covered under this service are: Salalah and Sohar, followed soon by Adam, Nizwa, Duqm and Sur.
Oman Air will complete its present Online destinations Network with additional new Offline destinations adding Ground Transport Services along with its Flight Programmes.
Speaking on the occasion of unveiling the new service, Abdulrazaq Alraisi, Chief Commercial Officer, Oman Air said: "We are happy to join hands with Able Logistics to provide Pan GCC trucking services. We are confident that the local importers and exporters will welcome our Road Feeder product and turn this into their advantage to grow their businesses. The Road Feeder Services (RFS) will be offered as scheduled services while keeping open the option of adhoc requests. We are sure that this new service will complement and supplement our narrow bodied aircrafts flying within the gulf region."
Mohammed Noor Mohammed, Chairman of Able Logistics LLC,Oman, said:
"We are proud to be partnered with the National Carrier of Oman in bringing our service to an ever wider customer base. Able Logistics LLC is committed to offering transportation solutions throughout the region to its customers. Able Logistics's business philosophy has always been to provide its customers with reliable, efficient and cost effective transportation services by eliminating costly delays, by reducing transit times and above all maintaining product integrity by delivering its customers cargoes safely to their final destination."