Emirates SkyCargo wraps up 2017 on a positive note
A Monitor Report 11 Jan, 2018 | 1275 Views | -+
Dubai: Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, completed a year of strong growth in 2017. The air cargo carrier’s robust performance was underlined by the introduction of specialised customer focused air transportation solutions across a number of industry verticals and by continued investment in infrastructure.
Between January and December 2017, Emirates SkyCargo’s hubs at Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC) saw a combined cargo throughput of over 2.5 million tonnes.
In response to increasing demand from its customers, Emirates SkyCargo introduced a range of air transport solutions specific to industry verticals including Emirates Pharma, Emirates Wheels and Emirates Fresh.
Emirates Pharma is developed for the secure transportation of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals from origin to destination .Emirates SkyCargo operates world class EU GDP certified facilities at its hub in Dubai to ensure secure transportation of life saving medicines and treatment.
Emirates Fresh has helped producers around the world transport fruits, vegetables, flowers and other perishables including fresh fish and meat. In 2017 Emirates SkyCargo transported over 285,000 tonnes of perishables across its network.
With the introduction of Emirates Wheels, Emirates SkyCargo has been transporting close to 150 cars a month throughout the year.
Emirates SkyCargo last year entered into a first of its kind strategic operational partnership with Cargolux. The two carriers started working together on a number of operational areas including block space and interline, aircraft charter and hub connectivity.
In addition to offering belly hold cargo capacity on its fleet of 254 wide body passenger aircraft, Emirates SkyCargo also offers freighter capacity on its fleet of 13 Boeing 777-Fs and one Boeing 747-400ERF. In 2017, Emirates SkyCargo’s fleet of freighters transported cargo to more than 140 destinations including scheduled and charter operations.