Looking towards 2024, stakeholders in the Middle East’s air cargo industry are keenly attuned to the imperative of sustainability. “Initiatives are underway to mitigate the environmental impact of air freight operations, with a commitment to adopting eco-friendly practices and exploring alternative fuels. This reflects a broader industry trend towards greener logistics solutions, aligning with global efforts to address climate change,” says Supriya Salve Strategic Director Vegat Logistics Services.
“Collaboration is another key theme, as industry players in the Middle East recognize the value of partnerships to navigate the evolving landscape successfully. By fostering collaboration among airlines, logistics providers, and government agencies, the region aims to create a seamless and interconnected air cargo ecosystem that efficiently serves the needs of global trade,” she adds.
The company has been operating in the UAE for over 17 years.
“The Middle East’s air cargo industry aspires to be a comprehensive and sustainable logistics powerhouse by 2024. Through strategic infrastructure development, technological innovation, a commitment to sustainability, and collaborative efforts, the region seeks to solidify its standing as a vital player in the ever-evolving world of air freight,” continues Salve.
In 2024, industry experts highlight the critical role the Middle East plays in shaping the future of the air cargo industry. Positioned at the crossroads of major trade routes, the region’s strategic location continues to make it a pivotal hub for global logistics. Aspirations for the air cargo sector in the Middle East revolve around enhancing infrastructure, streamlining customs processes, and embracing cutting-edge technologies. Stakeholders aim to capitalize on the region’s geographical advantage by fostering innovation and collaboration.