Jeddah, March 13 2012
Riyadh, Feb 22nd 2012 – In a strategic move, Saudi Airlines Cargo Co. and the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia established a 3-year agreement toward freighting NSCSA urgent goods and equipment, etc. through Saudia Cargo. This collaboration will play an important role in helping to strengthen both companies in the area of air and sea freight.
NSCSA CEO, Mr. Saleh Bin Nasser Al-Jasser stated that the company was able to support its business deals by implementing exclusive local and international agreements with well established organizations due to the company’s profile and 30 years of experience in the area of sea freight. Furthermore, air and ground freight also worked as an intermediary for the transport of global shipments, a step which serves both parties. Additionally, in 2011 NSCSA closed an exclusive deal with the Ministry of Defense, valued at 230 million Saudi Riyals, to transport and ship all equipment and requirements etc. for 3 years.
Saudia Cargo CEO, Mr. Fahad Hammad praised this strategic cooperation agreement between the two parties, stressing that Saudia Cargo will employ its logistics potential to provide the high quality of service required in order to implement this important agreement. In particular, Saudia Cargo and NSCSA will work together to develop trade between the Kingdom and other countries through different types of transport services.
Saudi Airlines Cargo Co. operates scheduled freighter services with 12 freighters and sells the belly-capacity on 140 passenger aircraft for Saudi Arabian Airlines spanning a rapidly expanding global network of 225 destinations. The cargo airline also provides cost-effective and practical worldwide charter flight solutions from a growing fleet of dedicated charter aircraft.