Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Dubai Flower Centre well placed to serve perishables cargo sector

According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), global air cargo traffic grew 5.7% in the first four months of 2006, with Middle East traffic leading in accelerating air freight growth. Freight traffic out of the Middle East surged 17.9% compared to the first four months of last year. The Dubai International Airport which has witnessed a consistent 20% growth in cargo traffic is leading the momentum and the DFC, located adjacent to the airport, could not have been better placed to serve the perishables cargo sector.
A DFC delegation recently visited various Indian cities to meet with officials and leading industry figures in the private and government sectors. The delegation appraised the Indian floriculture industry officials and businesses about the state-of-the-art facilities at the DFC. Traders and growers from Europe, South America, East and West African regions besides South Asia have already recognized the significant role the DFC plays in perishables goods transshipment and have begun operations at the centre.
22/01/07 FreshPlaza, Netherlands