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Bahrain Airport Company Management Carries Out a Site Visit to Express Cargo Village to Assess the Project’s Progress

Nov 07th 2023
Bahrain Airport Company Management Carries Out a Site Visit to Express Cargo Village to Assess the Project’s Progress

Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), recently carried out a site visit to Express Cargo Village, to assess and inspect the progress achieved on the ongoing project. The inspection visit carried out by Bahrain Airport Company management team monitored the project development in line with projected timelines, quality standards and implementation as per the project masterplan, in addition to learning about the main components of the phase completion.

Located north of the airport’s runway, the Express Cargo Village project responds as part of the Bahrain's Logistics Services Sector Strategy and to promoting the growth of the logistics industry, enhancing its regional competitiveness and ability to attract investment. It consists of warehouses, aprons, and infrastructure capable of handling the expected growth in air freight and e-commerce. With logistics as one of the high-priority sectors outlined in Bahrain’s Economic Vision 2030, the Express Cargo Village will vastly help increase BIA’s cargo capacity in line with the highest standards as it will deploy advanced technologies to improve efficiency and meet growth targets for air freight and e-commerce opportunities.

Expressing his contentment with the progress observed during the visit, Mr. Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah, Chief Executive Officer at Bahrain Airport Company, said, “BAC is delighted to witness the significant strides made within phase one of the Express Cargo Village. As per masterplan, 44% of the project has been completed. Phase 1A totalling approximately 58,280 m², is estimated at 59 % of the total development area. This phase has included completion of Two FedEx, a Central Processing Facility, a and a Duty Free which marks a significant step forward in our project timeline but also symbolizes efficiency, and strategic planning.

He further added, “the Express Cargo Village comes in line with Bahrain’s Economic Vision 2030 and the national strategy for the logistics industry as laid out in its Economic Recovery Plan, which implements the Kingdom’s vision. We are confident that upon completion, Express Cargo Village will enable Bahrain International Airport to handle larger volume of cargo efficiently, attracting more trade opportunities and will contribute to elevating air freight.”

 Stretching over an area of 25,000 sqm of 10 modular warehouses, and supported by 19 units, with the distinct handling of around 1.3 million tons at full capacity, the Express Cargo Village at Bahrain International Airport is poised to be an advanced logistics hub, which includes buildings dedicated to serving each cargo operator in line with the highest international standards. With the aim of promoting for the Kingdom a preferred destination for cargo and e-commerce, Express Cargo Village is designed with high capacity and improved effectiveness to enable handling air freight with high efficiency and smooth movement of products, supported by Customs supervision and Support Office and truck parking space.