Etihad Cargo has extended its global handling agreements with dnata to cover bases in North America and South Asia Pacific.
The new agreements align the two UAE-based companies until 2023, with dnata providing warehouse and cargo handling services to manage 180,000 tonnes of air cargo carried annually across 15 gateways in Etihad Cargo’s global network.
Dnata has now commenced warehouse operations at Canada’s Toronto Pearson Airport and will soon start at Singapore’s Changi Airport.
The new North America and South Asia Pacific agreements add to existing Etihad Cargo-dnata warehouse and cargo handling operations at Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC) airports.
The pair also work together at Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in Australia, together with Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad in Pakistan, and Zurich, Geneva, Manchester, Milan and Amsterdam in Europe.
Andre Blech, head of operations and service delivery at Etihad Cargo, said: “Our extended agreements with dnata reinforce a partnership that has grown rapidly during the past decade, and marks a significant milestone between two UAE entities with truly global presence.”
Stewart Angus, divisional senior VP, international airport operations, dnata, added: “We are delighted to expand our long-standing, successful partnership with Etihad Cargo.
“We continue to invest in our facilities, equipment and team to deliver best-in-class services for this important customer airline.”