Saudia Cargo upbeat over Air Cargo India 2018

Published: Monday, February 26, 2018

With India one of the fastest growing cargo and aviation markets in the world and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s major bilateral economic partner, Saudia Cargo is upbeat over the three-day exhibition Air Cargo India 2018.

Saudia Arabia is the 4th largest market in the world for Indian exports after China, US and the UAE. Its major exports include food products, electronics, machineries and raw materials. The Kingdom, likewise, accounts for India’s major imports, primarily oil, metal products and precious stones.

Bilateral trade between the two countries was valued at USD25 billion in 2016-17.

At the event, Saudia Cargo will showcase its capabilities and expertise in handling general and special cargo, among other specialized freight services, in keeping up with the event’s “fly perishables & fly pharma” theme for the booth.

The freight company’s booth at the 7th Edition of ACI 2018 scheduled from 20-22 February, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Mumbai will welcome guests and inquiries. Reliable and effective mode of transportation is a key element to keep up with the fast growing pace of commercial trade between India and KSA and to the rest of the world.

Rainer Muller, Executive Director Commercial underscored the event’s importance in connecting with the global cargo industry and share insights on many issues and challenges that affect the sector.

“ACI 2018 will give us the opportunity to connect with our peers, share experiences with each other and discuss at length possible solutions for the challenges that we face as well as finding solutions for the complexity and the dynamics of the Indian market,” said Rainer, an aviation executive veteran.

“Technology is changing the way we think, work and do business. Through forums such as this, we identify, discuss and update our skills and find solutions for common problems.”

ACI 2018 is organized by The Stat Trade Times, the flagship publication from the global multimodal transport media specialist the STAT Media Group. The event is expected to draw major companies and topnotch cargo specialists from around the world to network, collaborate and discuss pressing issues affecting the industry.

Global biennial trade exhibition

The seventh edition of AIR CARGO INDIA, the most popular in the region and one of the best networked global biennial trade exhibition cum conference of the air cargo industry in India that just kicked off in Mumbai is expected to see a large gathering of more than 3000 shippers & visitors to attend an air cargo event.

The event started with a traditional inauguration ceremony led by the Mrs. Vandana Agarwal, Economic Advisor in Ministry of Civil Aviation who was the guest of honor. She visited the Saudia Cargo stand which was unique and of a thematic design focused on ‘Fly Perishables & Fly Pharma’ which drew the attention of her and the other delegates along with Mr. RK Patra, Group Editor-in-chief, STAT Media.

She emphasized on the strong relations and growing trade between the two countries and conveyed her thanks to Saudia Cargo’s efforts in falicitating business with India. Major Indian exports include fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, basmati rice, textiles and machinery, while it imports organic and inorganic chemicals, metal scrap, leather, gold and oil from Saudi Arabia.

Saudia Cargo is among the leading specialist airfreight carriers in the Indian sub-continent and therefore participation in an event of this stature becomes all the more essential not only for being in the fore front in the industry but also for networking and generating new business leads and instilling confidence in our existing & potential clients. It also serves as a great opportunity to interact with forwarders & shippers to better understand their requirements and provide them a customized solution.