dnata gets “Ground Handler of the Year” award

For the 8th consecutive year, dnata has been named “Ground Handler of the Year” at the 2022 Air Cargo News Awards. The awards, which have long been recognised as the premier awards in the air cargo industry, were presented at a gala event in London.

In the past year, dnata has continued to scale up operations to support its air cargo customers at more than 120 airports around the world.  This included the opening of new state-of-the-art cargo centres in London, UK, and Erbil, Iraq, as well as the expansion of an existing centre in Dallas, USA. In addition, dnata has expanded its cargo operations in Cologne, Germany, through a strategic acquisition and announced a major investment of US$200 million in the fully automated dnata Cargo City Amsterdam, Netherlands.

dnata has also invested in advanced technology and digitalisation to further improve the efficiency of its operations. Key milestones include the implementation of OneCargo’s digital freight management system, the development of a next-generation e-commerce platform and the launch of autonomous drones in the company’s warehouses.

dnata is also continuing its efforts to optimise resources and reduce the environmental impact across its global network. Most recently, the company has installed renewable energy technologies such as solar panels, heat recuperators and electric vehicle charging at its existing facilities in the UK and Singapore. dnata will also incorporate carbon reduction initiatives into the construction and operation of its new freight centres in Iraq and the Netherlands. 

dnata has become the first global aviation and travel provider to join the IATA 25by2025 initiative to improve gender diversity in the aviation industry. The company has also improved its corporate social responsibility strategy by establishing programmes around the world to support the health and well-being of its employees and local communities.  

dnata offers ground handling, cargo, travel, catering and retail services in 37 countries across six continents.

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