Looking to the Air Cargo Industry In Egypt, its potential for growth as well as the current cargo facilities it became vital for Cairo Airport to develop a new cargo facility, the Cairo Cargo City (CCC). The purpose is to provide state of the art facilities to support the growth in cargo traffic which reached 285296 in 2007.
After finalizing the feasibility study in May 2007, the local firm "Hamza & Associates" in cooperation with Lufthansa Consulting was awarded the contract to plan and design the infrastructure and buildings for the new CCC. This is expected to be completed by September 2008 after which CAC will initiate the necessary tender processes to start the construction work. The first phase which will include a Cargo Terminal capable of handling 170,000 tones as well as two forwarders buildings is expected to go into operation in 2011`f. The second Terminal to be built in the second phase will add another 150,000 tons. At the same time and in order to increase the quality level, CAC started negotiations with international and professional handlers to manage and operate the new facility.
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