Kuwait’s NAS to operate & manage Aqaba Air Cargo Terminal for another 20 years

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Desk Reporter
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Kuwait-based leading airport services provider has renewed its contract with Jordan’s Aqaba Development Corporation and Aqaba Airports Company to operate and manage Aqaba Air Cargo Terminal (AACT) for additional 20 years.

The air cargo terminal at King Hussein International Airport was established in 2004 and has been managed by NAS since 2006. The Kuwaiti company provides world-class services including ground operations, cargo handling, warehousing services, bonded storage, safety and security services as well as ground equipment. Its current contract was expired in March.

Under the terms of the new agreement, NAS will expand the terminal’s offerings and launch new air cargo initiatives.

According to the company, it has introduced an advanced cargo management system to comprehensively manage every aspect of the cargo business ranging from pricing, cargo operations, and billing to supply chain management.

NAS has also invested in the modernization of cargo services by automating processes and providing customers with transparency and tracking services, which has greatly aided import and export in the country.

Hassan El-Houry
Hassan El-Houry
Group CEO – NAS

“We are excited to renew our contract and serve the Aqaba Air Cargo Terminal for another 20 years. In the last term, we fulfilled our commitment to the country by maintaining the highest levels of service with a strong focus on safety and security while investing into the development and operations of air cargo services. This helped unlock Aqaba’s air cargo potential and put Jordan on the global map for trade in line with the Royal vision to transform Aqaba into a world-class business hub and leisure destination.”

“We also offered a platform for export growth that was sustained by His Majesty King Abdullah II’s leadership as a driver for international trade and job creation. With the renewed agreement we aim to further enhance the air cargo offering in the country and introduce new initiatives soon,” Mr. El-Houry added.

Last year, NAS has completed the Regulated Agent third country validation process (RA3) for air cargo operations in Aqaba. This internationally recognized validation and certification process ensures compliance with EU regulations for air cargo transport to EU countries.

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