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Best in Class Industry Benchmark: Realog's designed Emirates Cargo Mega Terminal

Updated: May 6, 2023

Realog is the MHS Consultant for functional layout planning, design, specification, tender and site supervision of Dubai Airports’ Cargo Mega Terminal, built on a 43,600 square metre site and with a capacity of 1.2 million tonnes per year, handles all types of cargo from one central location.

The terminal has fully automated workstations and is one of the most technologically advanced cargo terminals in the world.

Facts and figures

Over 1.2 million tonnes annual throughput

58,000 sq. metres handling area (with 35,000 sq. metres footprint - floor area)

46 Truck docks for acceptance and delivery of loose cargo

78 airside ULD entry and exit gates

133 workstations for cargo break-down/build-up

10,000 locations for loose cargo storage, with equal number of large storage pallets

General cargo storage for 2064 ULDs

Perishable storage for 218 ULDs

ULD - area per floor = 11946m² * 7 stories for a total = 83622m² Five storey parking area of 28225m²

1st mezzanine = 116 cars

2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th floors = 120 cars per floor

Roof level = 112 cars

Ground floor leasable area: (Area 1 = 1264m²) + (Area 2 = 1491m²)

Mall on 1st floor: Total area = 5645m², Shops = 2858m², Food court = 617m²

For special cargo, general cargo and unit load devices, we accommodate:

Special Cargo such as Perishables, Live Animals, Valuables, Human Remains and Dangerous goods including Radioactive materials

General Cargo

Intact Unit Load Devices

Intact Unit Load Devices with Perishable Cargo

Perishable handling area:4623 square metres floor space, with 3927 square metres of 218 individual cells of temperature zones.


This state-of-the-art cargo commercial and terminal handling system integrates all processes across our network and global operations, in real-time. Information is transparent to both internal and external players across the global supply chain through industry-standard messaging or web interfacing.

Cargo Community Systems (CCS)

Wireless Network

Radio Frequency Network

Security/Safety Systems

Building Management Systems

Landside acceptance, delivery and storage

Perishable cargo: 12

General cargo: 25

Intact bridge systems: 9

Loose cargo storage10,000 locations with an equal number of Large Storage Pallets (LSPs)


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