Cargo Handling

Cargo - Overview

With more than three decades of experience in the air freight business, QAS Cargo provides services for 34 Passenger and Cargo Airlines, handling in excess of 1.8 million tons annually at Hamad International Airport. Client airports or cargo carriers can have the confidence of knowing that whatever the capacity requirements, QAS is equipped to handle the task.

New Airlines and Airport openings

One of the advantages that we bring to our customers is having successfully operated at one of the most modern and technologically advanced airports in the world, the Hamad International Airport, in Doha. It is a major key to our success, having managed the transition from the old Doha International Airport to Hamad International Airport in two, twelve-hour shifts.

This large scale transfer of manpower and operating vehicles and equipment was managed without incurring any delays to aircraft on-time-departures. QAS transitioned straight into operating in a world class facility with a warehouse floor capacity of over 55,000 square meters equipped with the right mix of technology, developed operating systems and highly trained staff.

Cargo Operation systems and technology

We provide customers Ramp Transfer to and from aircraft, breakdown and buildup of cargo, screening and warehousing with real-time track and trace facilities through our state-of-the-art advanced software and IT solution, named CROAMIS, This also enables complete electronic communication with airlines and forwarders and local authorities, and e-Freight capability.


Import and Export Handling

QAS takes great pride in knowing and meeting its customers needs with solutions that exactly fit their requirements. We are well placed to be the best fit for all cargo handling requirements and provide bespoke solutions with the following service offerings for all airlines and all individual & corporate customers.

Our world-class facilities, systems and equipment ensure speed of through-put and our ability to meet any performance requirements that will help ensure our customers success.


Special Cargo Handling

QAS extensive experience in handling special categories of cargo is supported by a dedicated team and well-equipped facilities. Some of the special cargo we have handled include:

  • Aircraft engines
  • Oil and gas equipment
  • Long industrial pipes
  • Radioactive material
  • Dangerous goods - vehicles, hazardous materials permissible by air carriage explosives, weapons, arms and ammunition etc.


Cool Chain

QAS Cargo has a dedicated cool chain handling team operating 24/7, trained to handle Constant Climate shipments for perishable goods such as: meat products, food stuff, flowers, vaccines, biotech products, diagnostic samples, life sciences transportation etc.

We will soon be operating a brand new Climate Control Centre, a 2,470 square meter airside transit facility for temperature-sensitive cargo, featuring two zones operating for 2- 8C or 15- 25C with capacity to hold a total of 156 ULDs at a time. Built in compliance with good distribution practice (GDP) regulations for storage of pharmaceutical products.


Tariff Rates


Our state-of-the-art advanced software and IT solution, named CROAMIS, helps airlines and ground handling agents get an end-to-end view of cargo operations. CROAMIS is fully compliant to IATA initiatives, such as e-AWB, e-Freight, e-CSD, Cargo XML and also facilitates adherence to Cargo 2000 quality standards. CROAMIS provides an integrated customer self-service web portal, enabling speed-to-market and improves information availability to customers.


Safety Information

QAS Cargo is committed to the Safety of our staff, customers and visitors