Oman Air Cargo launches Pan-GCC trucking routes
Oman Air Cargo has introduced its Pan-GCC custom-bonded trucking services, which link Muscat to Salalah and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations. The service officially commences on June 1.
Oman Air Cargo business partner, Able Logistics Group (Oman) LLC, will perform the service and provide airport-to-airport connectivity to a number of domestic and international destinations.
Oman Air Cargo will transport freight from its Muscat and Salalah hubs to all the GCC nations, including the United Arab Emirates’ Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi airports; Saudi Arabia’s King Fahad Abdul Aziz Ad-Dammam, King Khalid Riyadh and King Abdul Aziz Jeddah airports; Kuwait International Airport; Bahrain International Airport; and Doha International Airport in Qatar.
Oman Air Chief Commercial Officer Abdulrazaq Alraisi believes the new service will create numerous business opportunities for Middle Eastern nations. “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,” he said in a statement. “The Road Feeder services will be offered as scheduled services while keeping open the option of ad-hoc requests.”
Alraisi also anticipates that the trucking route will add value to his company’s airfreight services. More specifically, he said, “We are sure that this new service will complement and supplement our narrow-bodied aircrafts flying within the Gulf.”
Like Alraisi, Able Logistics Chairman Mohammed Noor Mohammed points to the myriad benefits of this new service. He’s also confident that his company will be able to expedite the transportation process for customers.
“Able Logistics’ 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,” he said in a statement.
This trucking service is also worthy of the record books: Never before in Oman’s history have companies had access to airport-to-airport freight connectivity via a scheduled trucking route.