Emirates SkyCargo has launched two bonded trucking corridors in Saudi Arabia connecting Dammam and Medina with Riyadh.
The service is operated by Eastern Allied Transport, an affiliate of Allied Transport Company, whic operate Emirates SkyCargo’s fleet of 49 trucks between Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Central.
With the introduction of the new bonded service, cargo bound for Riyadh can also be moved on flights to Dammam and Medina from Dubai and then trucked to Riyadh where they will go through import customs clearance.
Emirates SkyCargo will offer same day delivery at Riyadh for cargo that is trucked from Dammam and Medina thereby increasing the number of connectivity and delivery time options for customers.
In a statement the airline commented: “Emirates SkyCargo is currently operating the trucking service up to five times a week based on customer demand. The trucks are tracked using GPS and cargo loaded inside the trucks are secured with tamper proof seals to ensure that cargo arrives safely at Riyadh.”
The main commodities being moved currently on the trucking service include garments, courier and other general cargo. Although Emirates SkyCargo currently only offers import capacity into Riyadh through the trucking service, the carrier will also evaluate export opportunities based on market demand.