Expansion plans . . . the Dubai Cargo Village (DCV) freight terminal at Dubai International Airport (above) is to expand its annual handling capacity from 250,000 tonnes to 350,000 tonnes within the next two years. The expansion is needed to ensure sufficient capacity to meet soaring demand, according to the DCV director Sultan bin Nasser Al Mansoury. It will involve the construction of a second cargo agents building and the vertical expansion of racks within the main warehouse. 'DCV was designed to reach capacity of 250,000 tonnes in 1997. However, we have already almost reached that level,' Mr Al Mansoury said. He attributed the rise in demand to the facility's efficiency in handling goods. 'We have the fastest clearance in the world - 30 minutes, including customs. Procedures are simple and there is no red tape,' he said. More than 600 tonnes of cargo passes through the facility every day.