Dubai International Airport’s cargo facilities are set to undergo a major modernisation and expansion programme that will see cargo capacity increase to 3.1 million tons by 2018.
Over the next few months, as part of Dubai Airports’ $7.8 billion Strategic Plan 2020, construction is set to begin on a 30,000 sq mtr addition to Dubai International’s 1.2 million tonne Cargo Mega Terminal (CMT), increasing capacity by 25 per cent to 1.5-million tonnes a year.
Dubai International’s original cargo facilities, Hall A and Freight Gate 1, located adjacent to the CMT, will also undergo a complete refurbishment.
Together these facilities will be dedicated for the sole use of Emirates airline.
A new transhipment facility with capacity for 400,000 tonnes of freight a year is also under construction.
Once complete, it will handle about 60 per cent of cargo transferred between Dubai International and Dubai World Central, Dubai’s second airport. The new facility will be erected on the former site of the Airport Expo building which was partially demolished earlier this year to make way for it and a new baggage processing facility. More info