Monday, March 25, 2019

For six very special pianos, a historic journey home on Emirates SkyCargo

  • Prized collection of historical pianos transported to London from Perth
  • Shipment included the first piano to have been transported to Australia in 1788

Dubai, U.A.E., 25 March 2019- In January 1788, a square piano made by Frederick Beck, one of the leading piano makers of the time in London, became the first keyboard instrument to arrive on Australian soil. The ‘First Fleet Piano’ landed in Sydney on board the HMS Sirius, one of the 11 First Fleet ships that sailed from England to Australia, after an eight month voyage that took it from Portsmouth to Rio de Janeiro, then on to Cape Town before reaching Sydney.

Fast forward 231 years, and the First Fleet Piano, now in the collection of Edith Cowan University, Perth, once again embarked on an epic journey- travelling to its historic home in England. This time however, the itinerary lasted a mere 21 hours from Perth to London through Dubai thanks to Emirates SkyCargo.

The First Fleet Piano was joined in its historic flight from Perth by five other musical instruments, three of which are rare pieces produced in the 18th and 19th centuries. The instruments were packed in specially crafted insulated flight cases with sensors to track temperature and movement. These cases were then loaded carefully in the cargo hold of Emirates’ A380 aircraft from Perth to Dubai. Once in Dubai, the piano cases were then rapidly transferred to the connecting flight to London.

Once in London, the instruments will be showcased in a bespoke salon performance at the Australia House on March 26. The First Fleet Piano will then undergo extensive restoration work before returning to Edith Cowan University’s Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts where it will continue to inspire musicians and students for generations to come.

“Emirates SkyCargo has always prided itself in its role as a connector of people’s lives and economies. With the transport of these historic pianos from Edith Cowan University’s collection of rare musical instruments, we have also played a role in a cultural project that connects two nations through music and heritage. Our modern aircraft and facilities combined with our expertise in handling precious cargo ensured that the pianos travelled safely from their origin to destination,” said Ravishankar Mirle, Emirates Vice President, Cargo Commercial, Far East & Australasia.

"The restoration of the First Fleet piano has firmly placed Edith Cowan University at the centre of worldwide efforts to create research and education programs on how to conserve and restore prized historical instruments. We are confident that our precious Founding Pianos collection will be in safe hands travelling with Emirates SkyCargo,” said Professor Steve Chapman, Vice-Chancellor, Edith Cowan University.

Every year Emirates SkyCargo transports a large volume of precious cargo- including historic artefacts and artwork across its network of over 155 destinations. The carrier recently moved a hand crafted digital church organ from the UK to the U.A.E. for the mass celebrated during Pope Francis’ visit to the country.

Read More
Monday, February 11, 2019

Spreading Love and Supporting Livelihoods: Emirates SkyCargo gears up for Valentine’s Day

  • Air cargo carrier operates nine special flower charters covering five continents in February to meet additional demand
  • First direct flowers charters for Emirates SkyCargo from Nairobi to Sydney and from Quito to Los Angeles
  • Over 50,000 tonnes of flowers exported by carrier in 2018 making an important economic contribution to local economies

Dubai, UAE, 11 February 2019- Every year, millions of roses are gifted worldwide on Valentine’s Day resulting in a spike in demand for flowers in early February. To meet this requirement, major flower producing nations around the world including Kenya and Ecuador harvest and air-freight additional quantities of roses to important global centres of flower distribution such as the Aalsmeer market in the Netherlands and directly to customers around the world.

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, operates daily scheduled freighter flights to Nairobi and four weekly freighters to Quito around the year to uplift flowers that are then flown to destinations across its network.

Additional capacity

However, in order to meet the additional demand for transporting flowers during this season, Emirates SkyCargo will be operating a total of nine freighter flights dedicated for flowers over and above scheduled operations. With each of Emirates SkyCargo’s Boeing 777 freighter aircraft being capable of transporting up to 100 tonnes of cargo, this translates into the carrier flying close to 900 tonnes of roses over and above the around 4000 tonnes transported monthly.

Emirates SkyCargo has also notched a number of historic firsts this year. The air cargo carrier operated its first direct freighter flight carrying flowers from Nairobi directly to Sydney and from Quito directly to Los Angeles. This is in keeping with the trend where flower farms supply directly to end customers in global markets in addition to supplying to the flower auction houses. 

Keeping flowers fresh

The journey of flower exports begins on a farm where they are harvested by hand. The freshly harvested flowers are then sorted, arranged in bouquets and hand packed into boxes, which are then loaded on the aircraft. In order to ensure maximum freshness and shelf life, the flowers are maintained between 2 and 5 degrees centigrade.

Emirates SkyCargo has designed a specialised three-tiered portfolio of solutions - Emirates Fresh, Emirates Fresh Active and Emirates Fresh Breathe - for air-freighting different kinds of perishable cargo including food items and flowers. Emirates Fresh Breathe provides ventilated cool chain solutions for fresh cut flowers.

Supporting livelihoods

Over 100,000 people in Ecuador and an estimated 500,000 people in Kenya depend on the floriculture industry for their income and livelihoods. By helping exporters of flowers and other perishables reach customers in global markets, Emirates SkyCargo helps make an important economic contribution to the local economies.

In 2018, Emirates SkyCargo transported over 50,000 tonnes of flowers across the world. A majority of the flowers, over 27,000 tonnes, originated in Kenya. This is estimated to be around 15% of the overall flower exports from the nation. In January 2019, the carrier uplifted over 2,200 tonnes of flowers from Nairobi. During the same time, Emirates SkyCargo flew over 1,200 tonnes of flowers from Ecuador to Amsterdam.

Emirates SkyCargo also transports flowers in the belly hold of its passenger aircraft from other markets such as India, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Ethiopia.  

Emirates SkyCargo operates a modern all wide body fleet of over 270 aircraft. Emirates SkyCargo’s fleet of Boeing 777 and Boeing 747 aircraft offer a cargo capacity of over 100 tonnes per flight. In 2018, the air cargo carrier moved closed to 2.6 million tonnes of cargo.

Read More
Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Emirates SkyCargo and DuPont Safety & Construction Celebrate their 10-Year Partnership

Dubai, UAE, 6 February 2019- Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, and DuPont Safety & Construction (DuPont), a business unit of DowDuPont Specialty Products Division and the manufacturer of DuPont™ Tyvek® brand thermal cargo covers, marked the 10th anniversary of their partnership for cold chain solutions in the air cargo industry on January 30, 2019. The celebration of the partnership took place at Emirates Towers in Dubai.

Emirates SkyCargo and DuPont began their partnership a decade earlier when they released the ‘Emirates SkyCargo White Cover’ – the first pallet cover made with Tyvek® that revolutionized cold chain protection of temperature-sensitive products in air transit.

The Emirates SkyCargo White Cover provided a cost-effective solution for issues in the cold chain industry relating to thermal protection, gas permeability, ease-of-use and installation, and recyclability. This made Emirates SkyCargo an industry pioneer in the use of specialized and lightweight cargo covers for protection against external heat and weather fluctuations

In 2016, Emirates SkyCargo introduced ‘White Cover Advanced’ for protecting temperature-sensitive shipments – in particular, pharmaceuticals – during transport. This was followed up with the launch of ‘White Cover Xtreme’ in August 2017.

“DuPont is extremely proud of our partnership with Emirates,” said Rose Lee, President, DuPont Safety & Construction. “We have been on our partnership journey for 10 years together, creating innovative solutions that are leading the cold chain space.”

“Emirates SkyCargo operates flights over a vast network, transporting cargo from over 150 destinations across six continents. Even on a single flight, cargo may move through variable and extreme weather conditions from origin to destination,” said Dennis Lister, Emirates Vice President, Cargo Commercial Development. “We are always on the lookout for innovative and cost-effective solutions to manage the integrity of our cold chain.”

“Our partnership with DuPont has been very fruitful and has resulted in the development of the revolutionary White Cover range of products,” said Lister. “Over the years we have improved the functionality of the White Cover and have released enhanced versions including the most recent White Cover Xtreme, providing an excellent first level of protection for cargo.”

Emirates SkyCargo has developed extensive cold chain capabilities for transporting temperature-sensitive cargo. The air cargo carrier has over 25,000 square metres of dedicated temperature-controlled storage space at its cargo terminals at Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Central. Emirates SkyCargo has also developed a large fleet of cool dollies thereby reinforcing cold chain protection on the ramp for cargo shipments.

“From the point of view of product development, Emirates has been an ideal partner for DuPont,” said Steve Brabbs, Global Technical Leader, DuPont™ Tyvek® Cargo Covers. “When they bring us a new problem, they sit down with us to collaborate in a very open way, so that we can find solutions which work for them technically, practically and economically.”

Emirates SkyCargo and DuPont Safety & Construction are looking forward to strengthening their partnership in an evolving market.

Read More
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Emirates SkyCargo announces freighter services to Bogota, Colombia

Dubai, U.A.E., 10 January 2019- Emirates SkyCargo has announced that it will be opening a new trade lane to South America with the start of freighter services to Bogota, Colombia. The Colombian capital will be served by a once weekly freighter service starting 16 January 2019.

Emirates SkyCargo will be operating its Boeing 777 freighter aircraft to Bogota. The aircraft has an overall cargo capacity of over 100 tonnes and has wide main deck doors allowing for the transportation of large and outsized cargo. 

Bogota will become Emirates SkyCargo’s sixth cargo destination in South America and its third dedicated cargo destination in the continent. Flight EK 9930 will arrive in Bogota at 22.00 hours local time on Wednesday and will depart from the city at 00.05 hours local time on Thursday morning.

Partnership with Avianca

Emirates SkyCargo will be working jointly with Avianca for the freighter service out of Bogota. The Latin American carrier will commercialize the capacity of the Boeing 777 freighter on its return leg from Bogota to Maastricht to move cargo booked by its customers. Emirates SkyCargo and Avianca are working on developing a deeper partnership where Emirates SkyCargo will assist Avianca for transporting cargo from Latin America across its well-developed network in the Middle East, Africa and Asia region while Avianca will help Emirates SkyCargo strengthen its reach in the South American market.

“We welcome Bogota to our global network of over 40 scheduled weekly freighter destinations. South America is one of our main focus regions and we believe that there is a lot of potential for further growth in demand for air cargo capacity in this region,” said Hiran Perera, Emirates Senior Vice President, Cargo Planning & Freighters. “We are also delighted to be working with Avianca for this freighter service and we look forward to strengthening our partnership to facilitate more trade between customers in South America and the rest of the world,” he added.

Emirates SkyCargo in South America

In South America Emirates SkyCargo currently transports cargo on its passenger and freighter services to and from Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Viracopos and Quito. With the addition of Bogota, the air cargo carrier will be able to offer a weekly cargo capacity of close to 500 tonnes to South American customers.

Emirates SkyCargo offers a combination of main deck and belly hold cargo capacity on its fleet of over 274 all widebody aircraft which includes 14 freighter aircraft- 13 Boeing 777Fs and one Boeing 747F. The air cargo carrier also operates a dedicated terminal, Emirates SkyCentral DWC, for cargo moving on its freighter aircraft. The state of the art facility has over 15,000 square metres of dedicated storage space for temperature-sensitive goods and dedicated aircraft parking bays in close proximity to the terminal allowing for quick transfer of goods to and from the aircraft leading to faster deliveries and more efficient connections for cargo.

-ends

 

Read More
Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Touching lives in 2018: Emirates SkyCargo reaches new milestones

Dubai, U.A.E., 8 January 2019- Between January and December 2018, Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, flew close to 2.6 million tonnes of cargo across six continents. From fruits and vegetables to space satellites, from pharmaceuticals to domestic pets, the air cargo carrier transported goods that have had a direct positive impact on the lives of millions. Here are some of the ways through which Emirates SkyCargo has touched the lives of people across the world.

Transporting life-saving cures

In 2018, Emirates SkyCargo carried over 73,000 tonnes of pharmaceutical cargo. With its fleet of over 270 modern aircraft and state of the art facilities including the world’s largest EU Good Distribution Practices (GDP) certified multi-airport hub at Dubai, Emirates SkyCargo is able to securely and rapidly transport vaccines and other critical medicines around the world to destinations where they are most needed.

In August 2018, the air cargo carrier operated an exclusive freighter flight carrying the equivalent of 1.8 million doses of vaccine from Italy to Brazil. With 36 special purpose containers, this was one of the largest and most technically challenging pharmaceutical charter flights undertaken by Emirates SkyCargo.

Addressing the importance of offering enhanced protection to pharmaceuticals on the move, Emirates SkyCargo introduced the pharma corridors initiative across select destinations on its network. Working with ground handling partners and other stakeholders, the initiative ensures uniform high standards for the handling of temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals from origin to destination. Emirates SkyCargo currently has 20 pharma stations across its network.

Flying food from farm to fork

Over 1,100 tonnes of food including fruits, vegetables, fish and meat, were transported every single day by Emirates SkyCargo in 2018. With increasing levels of interest globally in international cuisine and culinary flavours, more and more people are looking to source produce from around the world in their local supermarkets. Emirates SkyCargo plays an important role in satisfying this global demand by air freighting food items.

Perishables as diverse as salmon from Norway, mangoes from South Asia, meat from Australia, fresh seafood from Sri Lanka, Scotland and South Africa, dairy and chocolate from Ireland, green beans from Kenya, lychees and rambutans from Vietnam, strawberries from California, wine and cheese from France make their way to consumers across the world on Emirates’ flights.

Through Emirates Fresh, the air cargo carrier’s specialised portfolio of solutions for perishables transportation, Emirates SkyCargo ensure that food items retain their freshness and arrive at their destinations on time.

Moving precious cargo

From cherished pets to super cars and satellites, Emirates SkyCargo has developed vast expertise in transporting cargo that is extremely valuable to customers.

In 2018, the carrier transported 7,900 domestic cats and dogs on its flights. The carrier also launched Emirates Pets, a product designed to offer convenient and comfortable air transportation experience for domestic pets with options for door to door pickup and delivery of the animal.

Over 1,140 premium and luxury cars were transported by Emirates SkyCargo in 2018. The carrier transported two special Alfa Romeos for the Gumball 3000 motor rally. Other super cars transported over the year include a DeLorean from Los Angeles also for the Gumball 3000 motor rally; a Koenigsegg Agera RS1, one of the only 25 cars in existence in the world; and an Aston Martin One 77 which travelled from Auckland to London on Emirates SkyCargo. Emirates Wheels continues to be popular with customers looking to transport their cars by air for their holidays and for events.

In February 2018, Emirates SkyCargo transported Khalifasat - the first satellite developed and built by Emirati engineers in the UAE at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) – from Dubai to Seoul. Specialists from both Emirates SkyCargo and MBRSC worked together for months planning the careful transport and delivery of the satellite which was successfully launched into orbit around the earth in November 2018.

Enabling entertainment and sports events

Emirates SkyCargo’s fleet of freighter aircraft operated a total of 395 charter flights between January and December 2018.

In September 2018, a total of 19 flights were chartered to transport around 500 horses from Liege, Belgium to Greenville-Spartanburg, USA for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018. Over the course of the year close to 1,800 horses travelled in comfort on Emirates SkyCargo’s Boeing 777 freighters to participate in major international equestrian and racing events.

Charter flights were also used to transport equipment and instruments for music concerts and other entertainment events across the world.

Powering the economy through connectivity

Emirates SkyCargo connects cargo customers across more than 155 destinations on six continents including over 40 cities linked by scheduled freighter services. The air cargo carrier makes an important contribution to local economies by facilitating exports. In Kenya for example, Emirates SkyCargo operates a daily freighter service from Nairobi, transporting freshly harvested roses and other flowers directly to Amsterdam, the world’s largest flower distribution centre. The export of flowers directly supports the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Kenyans. In 2018, Emirates SkyCargo transported close to 50,000 tonnes of flowers from flower growing nations including Kenya and Ecuador.

In 2018, Emirates SkyCargo expanded its reach to include four new destinations. The carrier started freighter services to Maastricht and extended its belly hold capacity to Santiago, Stansted and Edinburgh helping customers in these locations connect with partners in different parts of the world and increasing trade opportunities.

In addition to its direct destinations, Emirates SkyCargo is able to connect businesses in other regional destinations through its extensive global trucking network. Between January and December 2018, close to 158,000 tonnes of cargo were transported by truck to or from a destination served by Emirates SkyCargo. At Emirates SkyCargo’s hub in Dubai, the 24*7 bonded trucking service connecting the carrier’s cargo terminals in Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Central moved over 300,000 tonnes of cargo in 2018. From its start in 2014, the service has transported more than 1 million Unit Loading Devices (ULDs) between the two airports.

Awards

Emirates SkyCargo continued to win accolades for its excellence in air cargo transport service delivery including ‘Cargo Airline of the Year’ at the 2018 Global Freight Awards organised by Lloyd’s Loading List as well as the ‘Air Cargo Industry Achievement Award’ at the World Air Cargo Awards 2018 hosted by Air Cargo Week. Emirates SkyCargo also won a number of awards in regional forums in markets such as India, Italy and Portugal.

Emirates SkyCargo was also recognised for the exceptional standard of its processes and service delivery for pharma transport by multiple awards including the prestigious 2018 Carrier Award for Reliability and Excellence (CARE) by DHL Global Forwarding for the second consecutive year.

Read More
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Close to 10,000 tonnes of Irish exports transported by Emirates SkyCargo in 2018

Dublin, Ireland, 20 December 2018- Emirates SkyCargo today released figures on its Irish operation, which showed that the award-winning freight division of the airline carried close to 10,000 tonnes of Irish exports, from Dublin, during 2018.

In addition to up to 720 passengers flying twice daily between Dublin and Dubai and beyond, Emirates offers up to 25 tonnes of cargo capacity on each of its Boeing-777 aircraft that operate the Dublin route.

3,500 tonnes of food 

35% of Emirates SkyCargo’s Irish export cargo for 2018 comprised food items such as crabs, oysters, razor shells and salmon, much of which is heading to the Far East and specifically, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore. Other produce making its way to the supermarkets of Dubai and onwards to Asia include yogurts, cheese, Irish beef, chocolates and baby milk formula.

First Class passengers onboard the Dublin to Dubai route enjoy a taste of Ireland each day with beef from Dublin butchers Gahan Meats, Killowen yogurt from Wexford and iconic Irish brands Butlers Chocolate and Keogh’s crisps available as part of the onboard snack selection.  Sligo beauty brand Voya can also be found in the onboard rest rooms as Emirates continues to grow its portfolio of Irish brands that contribute to the airline’s high-standard onboard offering.

Irish pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceuticals accounted for more than 2,000 tonnes of cargo carried by Emirates SkyCargo from Dublin in 2018.   Primary end markets for products from leading pharmaceutical companies in Ireland include Australia, India and the Middle East.

Computers, electronics and machinery

Other Irish products being exported to markets such as the UAE, China, Singapore, Australia and South Africa, and making up 35% of exports, include computer equipment, electronics and machinery.  

Large Computer servers (supporting Cloud Technology) manufactured in Ireland are exported worldwide using Emirates’ wide-body aircraft services to Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East.   

Michael Meagher, Emirates SkyCargo manager for Ireland said, “Since launching in Ireland in January 2012 Emirates has been supporting Irish companies of all sizes with their export programmes, carrying more than 50,000 tonnes of cargo out of Dublin during that time, making us the number one carrier for air cargo from Ireland to the Middle East, Australia and China.

“We are continuing to grow our operation in Ireland and are currently developing Dublin as a gate-way to North America for cargo traffic coming from Dubai and elsewhere on our network.  This is a very exciting development for the Emirate SkyCargo team in Dublin, where every piece of cargo is treated with kid gloves to ensure it arrives at its destination in perfect condition.”

Emirates SkyCargo has developed a range of specialised services to ensure that cargo is transported in the best possible conditions. This includes ‘Emirates Fresh’ for food items and other perishables; ‘Emirates Pharma’ for temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals and ‘Emirates Pets’ for domestic pets such as cats and dogs.

Emirates SkyCargo is the freight division of Emirates offering cargo capacity on its fleet of over 270 aircraft which also includes 14 freighter – 13 Boeing 777-Fs and one Boeing 747-F.

www.skycargo.com for more information

 

Read More
Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo celebrates five years of uplifting roses from Ecuador

Dubai, UAE, 05 December 2018- Roses are one of the most popular export commodities from Ecuador and are renowned for their vibrant colour and long shelf life. Over the last five years Emirates SkyCargo has been facilitating exports of Ecuadorian roses as well as other flowers and perishables through its freighter operations to Quito.

Emirates SkyCargo commenced its freighter operations to the Ecuadorian capital in December 2013 with a once a week service. However, due to growth in demand and trade flows from Ecuador, the air cargo carrier increased the frequency of its freighter flights. Currently, Emirates SkyCargo’s Boeing 777 freighter aircraft uplift cargo four times a week from Quito.

Since December 2013, Emirates SkyCargo has helped transport over 50,000 tonnes of Ecuadorian exports from Quito. Fresh flowers including roses form the bulk of export commodities transported on the freighters. In 2017 alone, close to 12,500 tonnes of fresh flowers were flown from Quito to other parts of Emirates’ network in Europe, Middle East and Asia. High season for flower exports lasts between August and February but the peak demand for roses occurs in late January and early February in the run up to Valentine’s Day often requiring additional freighter capacity to be deployed to meet demand.

More recently, Emirates SkyCargo has also helped promote the growth of exports of perishables such as mangoes and baby bananas from Ecuador to markets such as Germany, the Netherlands, Hong Kong and Singapore. With its global network of over 155 destinations Emirates SkyCargo facilitates the development of new export opportunities and makes an important contribution to the local economy in Ecuador where more than 100,000 people are dependent on the floriculture sector.

With Emirates Fresh, the carrier’s three-tiered suite of specialised solutions, flowers and other perishables from Ecuador retain their freshness and longevity during their journey. Emirates SkyCargo’s modern fleet of Boeing 777 freighters have controlled temperature zones set up inside the aircraft ensuring that perishable shipments travel at the right temperature.

Emirates SkyCargo is the freight division of Emirates offering cargo capacity on its fleet of 270 aircraft which also includes 14 freighter – 13 Boeing 777-Fs and one Boeing 747-F.

Read More
Thursday, November 22, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo flies champion of the race that stops a nation

Dubai, UAE, 22 Nov 2018- On Tuesday, November 6th2018, Cross Counter, a three year old horse hailing from the stables of Godolphin, created history by winning the 158th edition of the Melbourne Cup, Australia’s biggest horse racing event – commonly referred to as the race that stops a nation.

Following the race victory, Emirates SkyCargo transported the champion horse from Melbourne to Dubai on its dedicated Boeing 777 freighter aircraft on November 11th. Cross Counter flew in from Melbourne along with seven other horses from the Godolphin stables - Folkswood, Benbatl, Blair House, Emotionless, Comicas, Best Solution and Prize Money.

Watch a video of Cross Counter's journey from Melbourne to Dubai. 

Emirates SkyCargo is no stranger to transporting equine athletes on its freighter aircraft and regularly flies premium horses from leading stables around the world, including Godolphin, for racing competitions and other equestrian events.  Earlier this year, the carrier undertook the largest air horse charter for the FEI World Equestrian Games™, flying 500 horses on 19 flights between Liege, Belgium and Greenville-Spartanburg, USA.  Emirates SkyCargo has previously also transported horses for the Longines Global Champions Tour and the Dubai World Cup.

“We would like to congratulate His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Godolphin on their historic victory at one of the world’s most prestigious horse racing events,” said Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Vice President, Cargo.  “Emirates SkyCargo is proud to have flown Cross Counter to Dubai. We give the highest level attention to detail for the welfare of the horses and strive to create a peaceful and comfortable ambience on our flights allowing the equine champions to hit the ground running,” he added.

“Cross Counter is now back home in Dubai, following a smooth journey from Australia, where he’ll enjoy a well-deserved rest. Thank you to all of the team at Emirates SkyCargo for their care and attention in transporting our equine stars around the world” Said Charlie Appleby, Godolphin’s trainer.

Emirates SkyCargo has developed Emirates Equine, a specialised air transportation solution for horses which ensures that four legged champions can travel in an environment designed to maximise comfort and safety. Emirates Equine complies with all requirements set by international and national authorities for transport of horses including IATA’s Live Animals Regulations (LAR).

To maximise the care and attention given to horses during the flight, all of Emirates SkyCargo’s Boeing 777 freighter aircraft have provision for qualified horse grooms and vets to travel with the horses. This allows them to regularly check on the welfare of the horses in the aircraft.

Emirates SkyCargo has also invested in creating dedicated facilities on the ground, including a horse lounge and ramp at Dubai World Central (DWC) to minimise any chances of stress and injury to the animal during the loading process.  The carrier also has expert loadmasters to oversee the loading of horses into the freighter aircraft and works with reputed horse transportation companies such as Janah Management to offer end to end services.

Emirates SkyCargo is at the forefront of the global air cargo industry offering cargo capacity on over 255 passenger aircraft and 14 freighter aircraft. The air cargo carrier combines a modern fleet, state of the art infrastructure including two hubs in Dubai and experienced staff to achieve the highest standards of service delivery and customer satisfaction.

Read More
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo named Cargo Airline of the Year

Dubai, UAE, 20 November 2018- In a resounding validation of excellent air cargo services it offers to customers, Emirates SkyCargo won the Cargo Airline of the Year award at the Global Freight Awards ceremony organised by Lloyd’s Loading List, a renowned freight publication. The award was accepted by Ross Barnett, Emirates Cargo Manager, UK, at the gala dinner held on 16th November at the Royal Lancaster London in front of an audience drawn from the global freight and transport community.

The Global Freight Awards are held annually to recognise and reward innovation and achievement in the global freight industry and the award for the Air Cargo Carrier of the Year was finalised following a two-stage voting process open to the global readers of Lloyd’s Loading List.

The freight division of Emirates received the largest number of votes from the publication’s readership of freight forwarders and shippers for Air Cargo Carrier of the Year. This is a clear indication of positive customer sentiment towards Emirates SkyCargo as well as a strong measure of the successes of the carrier’s innovative and sector focused products and services.

Honours in Portugal

For the sixth consecutive year, Emirates SkyCargo won the award for the Best Cargo Airline- Middle East, Asia and Pacific 2018 at the awards hosted by Transportes e Negocios, a leading transport publication in Portugal. The air cargo carrier has been facilitating international trade between Portugal and the rest of the world since 2012 by transporting export commodities such as electronic equipment, automotive components, footwear, textiles and clothing from Lisbon in the belly hold of its now double daily Boeing 777 passenger service.

“Our recent award wins in the UK and Portugal are a confirmation that our ‘customer-first’ strategy is working. It is also an endorsement of the efforts invested by our team both in Dubai and around the world. We are truly honoured to receive this recognition from our customers and stakeholders in the market,” said Jeffrey Van Haeften, Emirates Vice President- Cargo Global Sales & Commercial- Europe. 

Emirates SkyCargo works closely with its customers and supply chain partners to develop customised air freight solutions that respond to needs of specific industry verticals. The air cargo carrier has worked to establish new benchmarks in the global air freight industry with its suite of solutions such as Emirates Pharma, Emirates Fresh, Emirates Wheels, Emirates Pets and Emirates Equine.

The air cargo carrier operates a modern fleet of all wide-body aircraft including 256 passenger aircraft and 14 dedicated freighter aircraft. Emirates SkyCargo has invested in two state of the art hubs in Dubai - Emirates SkyCentral DXB for belly hold cargo from passenger aircraft and Emirates SkyCentral DWC for main deck cargo from freighter aircraft. The terminals also include extensive temperature controlled storage areas as well as GDP certified dedicated zones for the storage and transport of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical shipments. Emirates SkyCargo is the world’s largest international cargo airline and in 2017/18 it transported a total of 2.6 million tonnes of cargo. 

Read More
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo reaches important Cargo iQ milestones

Dubai, UAE, 14 November 2018- In keeping with its commitment to ‘deliver as promised’ to customers, Emirates SkyCargo has reinforced its service standards using the Cargo iQ framework and achieved a number of significant milestones in the process.

The air cargo carrier announced that it has monitored nearly 823,000 shipments using Cargo iQ guidelines in the first six months since it received certification. According to data published by Cargo iQ, Emirates SkyCargo is one of the largest air cargo carriers for the total number of shipments tracked using Cargo iQ metrics and the carrier has regularly achieved an exceptional on-time delivery rate for cargo.

“For Emirates SkyCargo, Cargo iQ is important to deliver better value to our customers by delivering their shipments at the committed time. The Cargo iQ paradigm is also transforming the way we interact with service providers including Ground Handlers and Road Feeder Service partners by bringing increased transparency, control and focus on quality of service into the shipment process,” said Henrik Ambak, Emirates Senior Vice President, Cargo Operations Worldwide.

Through its Cargo Operations Command Centre (COCC), Emirates SkyCargo uses live Cargo iQ data to follow the progress of shipments against predetermined key milestones from acceptance to delivery. COCC staff pre-emptively identify shipments that are running behind schedule and take corrective measures to get them back on track. This enables Emirates SkyCargo to meet scheduled milestones and make the shipment available to the customer at destination on time.

Currently cargo from 103 stations and over 9,000 trade lanes in Emirates SkyCargo’s global network are part of the Cargo iQ Partner stations initiative. By early 2019, most of the air cargo carrier’s over 160 stations and trade lanes across six continents will be brought under Cargo iQ processes. In order to facilitate oversight over a large global network, the COCC operates on a 24/7 basis and is manned by trained and qualified staff.  

Through its focus on Cargo iQ, Emirates SkyCargo is playing an important role in improving best practices and standards across its network and partners. The air cargo carrier has also received positive feedback from customers about the inclusive approach it has taken to implementing Cargo iQ and the increased transparency and control that this has delivered to the entire supply chain.

Emirates SkyCargo is the freight division of Emirates, offering cargo capacity on a modern all wide-body fleet of 256 passenger and 14 freighter aircraft. During the last financial year, the carrier transported a total of 2.6 million tonnes across its network of more than 160 destinations.

Read More
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo transported close to a quarter of Sri Lanka’s total air exports in 2017-18

Dubai, UAE, 31 October 2018- Many of Sri Lanka’s exports are colourful, tasty or fragrant and must arrive at their destinations on time and in pristine condition, a service Emirates SkyCargo continues to provide with distinction.

According to figures released by the Colombo office of the award-winning airline, its freight division transported 27,000 tonnes of cargo from Colombo in 2017-18, a significant 23 per cent of the 118,000 tonnes of goods the island exported by air in the year.

With 28 flights from and into Colombo weekly, and the capacity to carry approximately 20 tons of cargo in the belly hold of each Boeing 777 aircraft, Emirates SkyCargo is one of the main carriers of Sri Lanka’s trade commodities and thus makes a noteworthy contribution to the national economy.

Export Commodities

Edible fish, fruit and vegetables, flowers and other cut foliage and readymade garments are among the principal exports that SkyCargo transports from Sri Lanka to markets around the world.

An important volume of Sri Lankan exports are perishables and Emirates SkyCargo offers specialised air transport solutions  under the ‘Emirates Fresh’ umbrella that help maintain the freshness of the goods being transported.  Emirates Fresh is backed by Emirates’ modern fleet of over 270 aircraft, robust processes, experienced staff as well as state of the art cool chain facilities at its hub in Dubai.

Fresh Fish and Seafood

“In 2017-18, Emirates SkyCargo carried more than 7,500 tonnes of fish, which is about 40 per cent of the 17,500 tonnes of edible fish that Sri Lanka exported to USA and Europe,” said Kapila Santhapriya, Emirates Cargo Manager Sri Lanka & Maldives.  “Our flight frequencies and our global network reach from Colombo support the local fish and seafood exports industry,” he added. The types of fish exported on Emirates SkyCargo include tuna, shrimp, prawns, crabs, and lobster to markets including the UK, France, Italy, Netherlands and the USA. Sri Lankan exports of fish are valued at close to US$ 250 million.

Fruits & Vegetables

In addition to seafood, Emirates SkyCargo also transported 5,000 tonnes of fruits and vegetables from the country during the last financial year.  The commodities included banana, papaya, pineapple, seasonal fruits like mangosteen (May –September) and Rambutan (May – August), bitter gourd, green chillies, drumstick, snake gourd, and red onion. One of the main export markets for fruits and vegetables from Sri Lanka is the Middle East. Other markets include the Maldives, United Kingdom, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and Seychelles.

Emirates SkyCargo is the world’s largest international air cargo airline operating a fleet of 257 wide body passenger aircraft and 14 freighter aircraft. The air cargo carrier offers extensive cool chain facilities at its Emirates SkyCentral terminals in Dubai for the transport of temperature sensitive goods such as perishables and pharmaceuticals. Emirates SkyCargo has also developed a number of unique and specialised transportation solutions targeted at specific industry verticals. During the financial year 2017-18, the air cargo carrier transported a total of over 2.6 million tonnes of cargo.

2017-18

  • Total volume of exports carried by Emirates SkyCargo from Sri Lanka: 27,000 tonnes
  • Volume of fish and seafood transported by Emirates SkyCargo from Sri Lanka: 7,500 tonnes
  • Volume of fruits, vegetables and other perishables carried by Emirates SkyCargo: 5,000 tonnes
  • Volume of other general cargo carried by Emirates SkyCargo: 11,000 tonnes.

-Ends

Read More
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo inks agreement to support Vietnam trade

  • MoU with Investment and Tourism Promotion Centre of Ho Chi Minh City to boost trade links
  • 66% growth in the last two years in cargo carried to and from Vietnam

Dubai, UAE, 24 October 2018- Emirates SkyCargo has today signed an MoU with the Investment and Tourism Promotion Centre of Ho Chi Minh City (ITPC) to jointly explore opportunities to promote trade to and from Vietnam. The agreement was signed in Dubai by Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo and Phạm Thiết Hòa, Director, Investment and Trade Promotion Centre, Ho Chi Minh City at Vietnam’s conference on Trade, Investment and Tourism Promotion into Ho Chi Minh City. 

Emirates SkyCargo has played a key role in supporting trade between Vietnam and the rest of the world since the start of its operations in Hanoi in 2008. Over the last decade, the air cargo carrier has scaled up the number of freighter and passenger flights to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, offering incremental support to Vietnamese businesses in reaching out to their global customers. Through its partners, the air cargo carrier has also been able to successfully support businesses from other Vietnamese cities such as Da Nang.

During the financial year 2017-18, Emirates SkyCargo transported close to 50,000 tonnes of Vietnamese exports and imports. This was an increase of close to 66% in the amount of cargo carried in the year 2015-16. This trend is in keeping with the overall growth of trade in Vietnam. It is estimated that value of exports and imports from the country grew by 13% in the first half of 2018 as compared to the same period in 2017*.

Emirate SkyCargo’s vast network of over 160 destinations has also helped Vietnamese exports reach new markets. In 2017, Emirates SkyCargo supported a near fivefold increase in the volume of perishables such as rambutans and lychees from Vietnam to Dubai working in close cooperation with Vietrade. Currently Emirates SkyCargo offers a total weekly cargo capacity of well over 1400 tonnes for exports and imports to Vietnam.

Ho Chi Minh City

Over the last five years, Emirates SkyCargo has transported close to 47,000 tonnes of exports from Ho Chi Minh City. The main commodities transported from the region include fruits and vegetables, garments, sporting apparel and fresh fish. Emirates Fresh, the carrier’s specialised solution for perishables, ensures that all perishables travelling from Vietnam retain maximum freshness during their journey. In addition to its daily passenger flights, customers can also transport their cargo on two weekly freighter services from Ho Chi Minh City. 

Hanoi

Emirates SkyCargo also has a strong record of supporting trade and the manufacturing sector in Hanoi having transported about 65,000 tonnes of exports in the last five years. As a large volume of the exports from the city include electronic goods such as mobile phones and other devices, Emirates SkyCargo has also paid special attention to developing the safety and security of these shipments travelling from Hanoi over its global network.

Emirates SkyCargo is the freight division of Emirates and is also the world’s largest international cargo airline measured by Freight Tonne Kilometres. The air cargo carrier operates a modern fleet of 270 aircraft including 14 freighters- 13 Boeing 777 Fs and one Boeing 747F.

Key facts and figures of Emirates SkyCargo in Vietnam

  1. Total volume of cargo transported by Emirates SkyCargo in the last five years: 160,000 tonnes
  2. Exports from Ho Chi Minh City in the last five years: 47,000 tonnes
  3. Exports from Hanoi in the last five years:  65,000 tonnes
  4. Major commodities exported: Perishables and Electronic devices
  5. Growth in cargo volume between 2016 and 2018: over 66%
  6. Total weekly cargo capacity currently offered: over 1400 tonnes
  7. Number of weekly freighter services : 5
  8. Number of weekly passenger services: 14

*Data published by General Department of Vietnam Customs

Read More
Thursday, October 11, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo marks two years of freighter operations to Oslo

Dubai, UAE, 11 October 2018- Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has completed two years of operating its Boeing 777 freighter aircraft to Oslo. The air cargo carrier operates a weekly freighter service to the Norwegian capital offering close to 100 tonnes of cargo capacity per flight, facilitating international trade between Norway and the rest of the world. In addition to its weekly freighter service, Emirates SkyCargo also transports cargo on its daily passenger services to and from Oslo.

Norway is one of the world’s largest exporters of seafood and exports of Norwegian salmon were valued at around US$ 4 billion for the first six months of 2018*. Over the last two years, Emirates SkyCargo has helped transport close to 35,000 tonnes of Norwegian salmon from Oslo to a number of important export markets in the Middle East and East Asia.

Through Emirates Fresh, the carrier’s portfolio of transportation solutions for perishables, seafood exports arriving on the freighter from Oslo are rapidly transported through an unbroken cool chain at Emirates SkyCargo’s Dubai hub onto further flights on passenger and freighter aircraft. Emirates SkyCargo’s wide network spread of over 160 destinations and frequency of flights from Dubai ensures that Norwegian salmon retain their freshness and reach their destinations in the quickest possible time.

In addition to salmon, Emirates SkyCargo’s freighter service also helps transport considerable volumes of other cargo. Over more than 100 scheduled freighter flights since October 2016, large items including aircraft engines, ship propellers weighing more than 10 tonnes apiece and other outsized spare parts for the marine industry have been carried by the carrier’s Boeing 777 freighter aircraft to and from Oslo. In December 2017, Emirates SkyCargo’s freighter aircraft also carried thoroughbred horses from Oslo to Dubai for the Dubai racing season. The Oslo freighter service frequently carries pharmaceuticals and other general cargo.

Emirates SkyCargo offers main deck cargo capacity on a fleet of 14 freighter aircraft – 13 Boeing 777Fs and one Boeing 747F. The carrier operates scheduled freighter services to close to 40 global destinations on a weekly basis. In addition, Emirates SkyCargo also operates charter flights on an ad hoc basis based on customer demand. In 2017, more than 360 charter flights were operated over and above regular scheduled services. Emirates SkyCargo is the world’s largest international cargo airline and in the financial year 2017-18, carried over 2.6 million tonnes of cargo across six continents.

 

*according to data published by the Norwegian Seafood Council

Read More
Monday, September 10, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo notches a new Dubai Hub Milestone

Dubai, UAE, 12 September 2018- Emirates SkyCargo has announced that it has transported the one millionth Unit Loading Device (ULD)* through its bonded corridor trucking service connecting Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC). The trucking service allows for rapid connection of cargo between Emirates’ passenger and freighter aircraft.

Emirates SkyCargo launched the trucking corridor in April 2014, when the air cargo carrier first commenced freighter flights from Dubai World Central. A fleet of 49 trucks, including 12 refrigerated trucks for temperature sensitive goods, link cargo between the two airports on a 24*7 basis.

Watch the journey of a pharmaceutical shipment transiting from a freighter aircraft to a passenger aircraft through the bonded trucking service.

Integrated hub operations

Emirates SkyCargo facilitates global trade by connecting cargo across 160 international destinations through its hub in Dubai where it has two state of the art Emirates SkyCentral cargo terminals. Cargo arriving in Dubai often need to connect from passenger flights to freighters or vice versa for their onward journey.

The movement of cargo between the two airports is achieved seamlessly through the bonded trucking service with a transit time of 4.5 hours between the arrival of goods on freighter aircraft to their departure from passenger aircraft and vice versa. Quick transfer of cargo from the trucks is ensured by the availability of 40 loading and unloading docks at the Emirates SkyCentral cargo terminals.

“Emirates SkyCargo is the only air cargo carrier to operate a two-airport cargo hub capable of handling close to 3 million tonnes of cargo in a year. Our fleet of 49 trucks function similar to a continuously rolling conveyor belt allowing connection times of 4.5 hours between cargo arrival at one airport and departure from the other, thereby effectively integrating two airports into a single hub,” said Henrik Ambak, Emirates Senior Vice President, Cargo Operations Worldwide. “Moving one million ULDs through Emirates SkyCargo’s bonded virtual corridor in just four years is a testimony to the critical importance of this service to our total offering,” he added.

Over the last four years, the trucking service has helped connect more than one million ULDs over more than 272,000 trips between the two airports. A total of over 1.2 million tonnes of cargo, ranging from temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals and perishables to luxury cars, has been shuttled by the fleet of trucks. The fleet of trucks are maintained and operated by Allied Transport Company, based out of Dubai South, on behalf of Emirates SkyCargo.

Secure Connections

“In order to ensure the safety of cargo in transit, all the trucks in the fleet are equipped with satellite tracking and operate in a pre-determined geo-fenced route between the airports. The operation of the trucking service, which carries close to 1,000 tonnes of cargo every day, is planned and monitored round the clock by a dedicated team. The trucks are also fitted with tamper-proof locks for each journey, verified by Emirates Group Security and Dubai Customs, providing an additional layer of security of transit shipments,” commented Percis Paghdiwalla, Emirates Road Feeder Network Manager.

Emirates SkyCargo is the freight division of Emirates and the world’s largest international cargo airline measured by Freight Tonne Kilometres (FTKMs). The air cargo carrier operates a fleet of 271 all widebody aircraft including 14 freighters- 13 Boeing 777-Fs and one B747F. Emirates SkyCargo has developed a number of transportation solutions targeted at specific industry verticals.

*ULD- containers used to load cargo on aircraft.

 

Read More
Monday, September 03, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo transports first group of horses for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

Dubai, UAE, 3 September 2018- Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has successfully transported the first group of 67 horses for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018. The horses were flown from Liege, Belgium to Greenville-Spartanburg, USA in an Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777 freighter aircraft.

This is the first of the nineteen flights that Emirates SkyCargo will be operating as a special charter for one of the most important events in the global sporting calendar. With over 500 horses being flown for the Games, this is the largest air horse charter that has been undertaken for a single sporting event. Emirates SkyCargo worked with Peden Bloodstock, a leading international horse transportation specialist to execute the charter. 

Emirates SkyCargo is no stranger to equine transportation and regularly flies horses for leading racing and other equestrian events across the globe. The air cargo carrier provides a calm and comfortable environment for the horses which also complies with regulations set out by national and international authorities on live animal transport including IATA Live Animals regulations (LAR).

For more information on the charter and the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 visit the FEI News Centre

Read More
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo launches Emirates Pets

Dubai, UAE, 16 August 2018- Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has launched Emirates Pets - a new and improved air transportation product developed by a team of experts to offer a convenient and comfortable air transportation experience for domestic pets. The product builds on Emirates SkyCargo’s existing capabilities to transport pet animals on its flights and offers new features such as door to door transportation as well as booking return flights for pets.

With Emirates Pets, the entry level solution, Emirates SkyCargo will offer airport to airport transportation for pets across the carrier’s network of over 160 destinations.  The owner of the pet will be responsible for completing all the required paperwork and clearances needed for the transport of the pet from one country to another.

In addition, Emirates SkyCargo has also entered into a partnership with Snoopy Pets, a leading pet relocation service provider based out of Dubai, to offer a new premium door to door transportation service, Emirates Pets Plus, across 16 markets. Under its premium service, the complete logistics of transporting the pet, including filing all the required documentation, taking the pet for any required veterinary checks and transporting the pet to and from the airport, will be managed by Snoopy Pets on behalf of the customer and Emirates SkyCargo.  The markets where this service is available are Bahrain, Brazil, Cyprus, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, UAE and UK.

With Emirates Pets and Emirates Pets Plus, owners wishing to take their pets with them on extended holidays also have the option of also booking a return flight for their pets with Emirates SkyCargo.

In the last two years, Emirates SkyCargo has transported over 11,000 domestic pets - mostly dogs and cats on its flights. Close to 60% of the animals flown have either started or ended their journey in the UAE. Nearly 3,000 pets have travelled to the UK over the same time period with the air cargo carrier.

Emirates Pets has been designed keeping in mind the safety and comfort of the pet and offers special features including track and trace of the shipment, late cut-off time for pet acceptance at origin, dedicated animal care areas at Emirates SkyCargo’s hubs in Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC), temperature protected transportation on the ramp, special handling facilities worldwide as well as availability of veterinary care on a 24*7 basis. Emirates Pets’ robust animal welfare oriented processes have been developed in compliance with the conditions outlined in the IATA Live Animal Regulations (LAR) to ensure that pets are well cared for throughout their journey.

More details on Emirates Pets is available at www.skycargo.com/emiratespets  

Emirates SkyCargo is the world’s largest international air cargo airline. It offers customers cargo capacity on its modern, all wide-body fleet of over 270 aircraft including 14 freighters - 13 Boeing 777-Fs and one B747-400ERF. Emirates SkyCargo has developed a number of transportation solutions targeted at specific industry verticals. Some of the solutions include Emirates Pharma- for the secure transportation of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals; Emirates Fresh- for transporting fresh produce such as fruits, vegetables, sea food and meat and Emirates Wheels for moving luxury and premium automobiles.

Read More
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo operates vaccine charter to BH Airport, Brazil

Dubai, UAE, 15 August 2018- Emirates SkyCargo has transported over 25 tonnes of vaccines from Milan to BH airport, Bello Horizonte in Brazil on its Boeing 777 freighter aircraft. This is the largest shipment of vaccines that the air cargo carrier has transported on a single flight and it is also the first time that BH Airport has received such a large shipment of vaccines. 

Given the extreme sensitivity of the vaccines to temperature fluctuations, the entire shipment, equivalent to about 1.8 million doses, had to be transported in specialised containers to maintain a constant temperature of 5 degrees C. A total of 36 Envirotainer containers - 35 RAP e2 and 1 RKNe1 containers - were loaded on the freighter at Milan, one of the designated airports in Emirates SkyCargo’s pharma corridor programme, which aims to provide supplementary protection for pharma product integrity during air transport.

On arrival at BH Airport, the vaccines were removed from the containers and transported to the temperature controlled storage areas of the airport.

“Emirates SkyCargo is a global leader in the air transport of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals and our commitment to transport lifesaving medications securely is backed by our infrastructure including modern aircraft as well as our GDP compliant processes and our trained staff,” said Hiran Perera, Emirates Senior Vice President, Cargo Planning & Freighters. “We planned every detail of this charter very carefully with our partners from mid-July to ensure that the vaccines would be delivered carefully to Belo Horizonte airport,” he added.

"Negotiations for the arrival of this shipment included the visit of technical professionals who checked the storage conditions of our chambers considered to be the latest generation," said Peter Robbe, Belo Horizonte Airport Cargo manager. “To take advantage of the potential of the cargo logistics area of the Airport, BH Airport has invested in a new configuration of the Cargo Terminal and has installed two new refrigerated chambers to triple cool chain storage capacity to 3,350 m³,” he commented.

On an average, Emirates SkyCargo transports about 80,000 pharma shipments every year, varying in size from small clinical trial shipments to pharma charters on freighter aircraft, across its network of over 160 destinations. Emirates Pharma is the carrier’s comprehensive range of temperature controlled transport services for temperature sensitive pharmaceutical products. In addition to a modern fleet of widebody aircraft, Emirates SkyCargo has also invested in developing specialised equipment including the Emirates Pharma Cool Dollies and the White Cover thermal blankets, developed in collaboration with DuPont, for the protection of pharmaceutical cargo.

About Emirates SkyCargo

Emirates SkyCargo is the freight division of Emirates and the world’s largest international cargo airline measured by Freight Tonne Kilometres (FTKMs). The air cargo carrier operates a fleet of 270 all widebody aircraft including 14 freighters- 13 Boeing 777-Fs and one B747F.

About BH Airport

BH Airport, Belo Horizonte International Airport's concessionaire, is a Special Purpose Entity (SPE) formed by CCR Group, one of the main infrastructure concession companies in South America; Zurich Airport, the operator of Zurich Airport, as well as Infraero, a state owned company with more than 40 years of experience in the management of airports in Brazil, owning a 49% stake.

Read More
Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo helps deliver healthcare from South Korea to Africa

Dubai/ Seoul – August 8, 2018: Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates airline and the world’s largest international cargo airline has helped deliver lifesaving medical equipment from Seoul to several countries in Africa.

Since 2015, the air cargo carrier has transported over 800,000 units of malaria tester kits and other associated equipment from South Korea to countries including Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Nigeria. South Korea boasts a world-class health system in terms of access and quality and is a leading exporter of medical and healthcare equipment. In 2017 the total value of exports of medical equipment from the country were valued at close to US$ 2.6 billion.*

Speed is of the essence when transporting critical medical and testing equipment and Emirates SkyCargo offers one of the fastest transport times for cargo from Seoul to over 25 African destinations through Dubai. Exporters from Seoul can also take advantage of the enhanced cargo capacity offered on Emirates SkyCargo’s all wide body fleet of Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 passenger aircraft.

Emirates SkyCargo also offers two state of the art cargo terminals in Dubai, including a EU GDP certified dedicated pharma handling facility ensuring that cargo including healthcare and pharmaceutical shipments have a rapid and secure transit through the air cargo carrier’s hub.

Recently, Emirates SkyCargo received the prestigious 2018 Carrier Award for Reliability and Excellence (CARE) for the second year in a row from DHL Global Forwarding for the transportation of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals. The achievement underscores Emirates SkyCargo’s commitment to excellence in pharma logistics.

Emirates SkyCargo and South Korea

Emirates SkyCargo has been facilitating exports from South Korea since 2005 and in the last two years has transported over 12,500 tonnes of cargo to and from the country. In addition to medical tester kits and pharmaceuticals such as vaccines, the major exports from South Korea have included electronic goods and auto components.

Unique shipments transported to and from Seoul have included a ship rudder weighing over 39 tonnes, the heaviest single piece of cargo transported by the Emirates SkyCargo team globally, and the landmark first satellite that was developed entirely in the UAE by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre transported from Dubai to Seoul for testing before being launched into space.

Through its global network of over 160 destinations, Emirates SkyCargo has also helped the opening of new trade routes between Seoul and the rest of the world.

Emirates SkyCargo is the world’s largest international cargo airline operating a modern fleet of 270 aircraft including 14 freighters- 13 Boeing 777-Fs and one B747F. Emirates SkyCargo has developed a number of transportation solutions targeted at specific industry verticals including pharmaceuticals and perishables.

* https://www.investkorea.org/kotraexpress/2017/04/Overview.html

Read More
Monday, July 30, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo partners with Gargash to transport Alfa Romeos for celebrity motor rally

Dubai, UAE, 29 July 2018- Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, and Gargash, one of the largest distributors of premium and luxury cars in the UAE, have partnered to transport two Alfa Romeos from Dubai to London for the prestigious Gumball 3000 motor rally.

The two cars, an Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio were transported onboard an Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777 freighter from Dubai to London. Emirates SkyCargo’s Boeing 777 freighter aircraft can carry up to 100 tonnes of cargo and with its wide main deck doors allows for the transportation of large and outsized cargo.

Both cars will compete as ‘Team Alfa’ in Gumball 3000, an annual celebrity motor rally established in 1999, which takes place on public roads at different locations around the world. During the first leg of the rally in the first week of August 2018, Team Alfa will travel from London to Bologna. The second leg of the rally will see the cars driving around iconic sites in Japan including the historic cities of Osaka, Kyoto and Mt Fuji. The rally will end in Tokyo on August 12 and Emirates SkyCargo will fly both cars back home to Dubai from Japan.

Team Alfa’s participation in the Gumball 3000 rally will mark the 100th year of operations for Gargash, an established name for premium and luxury cars in the UAE.

Watch Emirates SkyCargo roll out the first class experience for Gargash’s ‘Team Alfa’ cars as they fly from Dubai to London for the rally. 

“Emirates SkyCargo would like to congratulate Gargash Group on their centenary this year. We are excited to be taking part in this momentous occasion by supporting them in the Gumball 3000 rally. The Alfa Romeos, which will be sporting the Emirates logo throughout the rally, are getting first class treatment under Emirates Wheels and will be handled by our trained and experienced staff at Dubai, London and Tokyo,” said Moaza Al Falahi, Emirates Vice President, Cargo Product Development and UAE National Affairs.

“In our 100th year, we are proud to be associated with Dubai’s flagship carrier Emirates, a truly iconic representation of the UAE’S global enterprising spirit. Emirates SkyCargo has proven to be an indispensable partner as we begin our epic journey from London to Tokyo,” said Shehab Gargash, Managing Director and Group CEO, Gargash Group.

Emirates SkyCargo has extensive experience in transporting high value premium and luxury automobiles on its fleet of passenger as well as freighter aircraft. Emirates Wheels is the air cargo carrier’s specialised air transportation solution for automobiles bringing together a modern fleet of 270 all widebody aircraft, an extensive network, state of the art facilities as well as highly experienced personnel for the rapid and secure transportation of cars.

 

About Emirates SkyCargo
Emirates SkyCargo is the world’s largest international cargo airline connecting cargo customers to over 160 cities across six continents. Emirates SkyCargo offers cargo capacity on its fleet of 270 aircraft including 14 freighters- 13 Boeing 777-Fs and one B747F. The air cargo carrier operates two state of the art cargo terminals at its hub in Dubai and has developed specialised air transportation products for specific industry verticals.

 

About Gargash Group

Since 1918, the Gargash Group of Companies has established itself as a leading business enterprise with a portfolio diversifying into automotive, real estate, and investments. Gargash successfully introduced leading global automotive brands into the UAE such as Mercedes-Benz, Alfa Romeo, GAC MOTOR, SIXT Rent a Car in addition to presenting an industrial line of lubricants, construction equipment & power systems. The group’s investment sector operating since 1998 provides financial services, while the developing real estate sector offers its valued clients expert residential, commercial and industrial property management assistance. 

Read More
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo flies Sri Lanka built race car to Silverstone for second time

Dubai/ Colombo, 26 July 2018- An example of Sri Lankan automotive ingenuity traversed oceans and time zones with Emirates recently to compete at an exciting international racing event at Silverstone in the UK.

Emirates SkyCargo was entrusted with transporting the racing car, designed, developed and built by the students of the University of Moratuwa with funding support and guidance from the Sri Lankan automobile giant DIMO, to the UK to demonstrate the country’s prowess in designing and building innovative automobiles.

‘DI-MORA P2’, the racing car of ‘Team Shark’ from Moratuwa University was securely transported to the world’s largest student motorsport competition, Formula Student 2018 through Emirates Wheels- Emirates SkyCargo’s specialised air transportation solution for high value and concept automobiles.

Emirates SkyCargo regularly transports high value, unique and luxury automobiles on both its passenger aircraft and freighters across its global network. Managed under Emirates Wheels –the vehicles are handled by experienced personnel that are specifically trained on loading and unloading from the aircraft with utmost care and attention to vehicle, the staff and aircraft.

This is the second time that Emirates SkyCargo was contracted to transport a custom-built racing car from Sri Lanka. In 2016, the airline transported the car’s predecessor ‘D-MORA P1’ to Northamptonshire, England, to compete in the same competition.

Lighter and faster than the previous edition, D-MORA P2 was built by students from the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Moratuwa with the assistance of Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO), one of the leading automobile and engineering companies in Sri Lanka. The car was one of 92 entries to have successfully claimed a place for the competition at the iconic Silverstone Circuit.

DIMO sponsored the entire project from building and testing the car, arranging and financing the team’s logistics including air freight of the car and inland transport for the team while in the UK, as well as arranging necessary insurance cover for the team and car while in the UK.

DI-MORA P2 was built with high performance materials such as aircraft grade aluminium and carbon fibre which enabled the team to reduce the weight of the car to 195kg from the 300kg of DI-MORA P1. A 2-cylinder 650cc Yamaha engine, coupled with a custom engineered paddle-shift transmission, propels the race car to 100kph in under 3.5 seconds. In addition, using novel manufacturing technologies such as 3D-printing, the DI-MORA P2 has components designed for performance rather than using off-the-shelf parts.

Emirates SkyCargo is the largest international airline cargo operator in the world. An unrivalled route network connects cargo customers to over 160 cities across six continents, while the division’s cargo hold capacity encompasses Emirates’ fleet of over 270 aircraft, including 14 freighters – 13 Boeing 777-Fs and one B747F.

Emirates SkyCargo operates state-of-the-art cargo facilities at its dual hub locations in Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC) with cargo being moved 24/7 by truck between the two airports via a bonded virtual corridor.

Emirates, which celebrated 32 years of serving Sri Lanka earlier this year, currently connects Sri Lanka to the world with 35 flights a week from Colombo -- 28 flights a week westward to the Maldives and Dubai and a daily flight eastward to Singapore.

Read More
Monday, July 09, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo bags important pharma recognition for the second year running

Dubai, UAE, 09 July 2018- Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has received the prestigious 2018 Carrier Award for Reliability and Excellence (CARE) by DHL Global Forwarding for the transportation of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals. The award was received by Henrik Ambak, Emirates Senior Vice President, Cargo Operations Worldwide at the 18th Global Life Sciences & Healthcare Conference organised by DHL at Baveno, Italy.

The DHL CARE award recognises air cargo carriers who offer exceptional service, quality, ground handling and innovative technologies and processes for pharmaceutical shipments. This is the second time in a row that Emirates SkyCargo has won the DHL CARE Award and the achievement reinforces Emirates SkyCargo’s position as one of the global leaders in the air cargo industry for the transport of pharmaceuticals.

Over the last three years, Emirates SkyCargo has invested in the development of cutting edge infrastructure and a sophisticated suite of solutions for the secure transportation of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals across its network of 160 destinations in six continents. 

Emirates SkyCargo operates the world’s largest GDP certified multi-airport hub in Dubai with over 8,600 square metres of combined handling space dedicated for pharmaceutical products at its two cargo terminals Emirates SkyCentral DXB and Emirates SkyCentral DWC. Emirates Pharma, the air cargo carrier’s three-tiered specialised solution for the transport of pharmaceuticals, has been well received by customers and volumes of pharmaceuticals transported by Emirates SkyCargo have grown by over 30% since the time of the launch.

The air cargo carrier has developed innovative equipment such as the Emirates Pharma Cool Dollies and the White Cover range of thermal blanket, built in collaboration with DuPont, to provide an enhanced level of thermal insulation for pharma cargo on the ramp.

Emirates SkyCargo has gone the next step to provide an unbroken cool chain for temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals by introducing pharma corridors. Working with ground handling partners and other stakeholders across twelve stations, the air cargo carrier offers supplementary protection from origin to destination for pharmaceutical cargo.

Emirates SkyCargo will continue to work closely with its customers in the pharmaceutical industry to develop the next level of products and solutions for the timely and secure transportation of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals.

Read More
Sunday, July 01, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo uplifts record volumes of mangoes and perishables from Mumbai

Dubai, UAE, 01 July 2018- Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has transported record volumes of mangoes from Mumbai in the months of May and June this year.

The air cargo carrier witnessed a growth of more than 50% in the volume of mangoes transported in May this year as compared to the same period last year. Close to 1130 tonnes of mangoes were uplifted from Mumbai to other destinations around the world through Emirates SkyCargo’s extensive global network in May 2018. The mangoes were uplifted both as belly hold cargo on passenger aircraft as well as on freighter aircraft.

Since April 2018, over 2650 tonnes of mangoes have been exported on Emirates SkyCargo from India out of which 2142 tonnes were from Mumbai. Major markets to which Indian mangoes are transported on Emirates SkyCargo include the Middle East, UK, USA, Canada and other parts of Europe.

India is one of the major exporters of premium mangoes in the world with the peak export season normally falling between April and June every year. The state of Maharashtra is the largest grower of mangoes in the country exporting over 30,000 tonnes every year and Mumbai is therefore an important gateway for the mango exports.

Between April and June 2018, Emirates SkyCargo has also exported over 2290 tonnes of other perishables from Mumbai. A large volume of fruits and vegetables were also exported to UK and also the Middle East region during Ramadan which tends to be one of the busiest seasons for exports of perishables.

By facilitating exports of perishables around the globe, Emirates SkyCargo makes an important contribution to regions where the cultivation of fruits and vegetables is an important economic activity. Emirates SkyCargo has developed Emirates Fresh- a specialised suite of transportation solutions that help keep perishables such as mangoes fresh during air transportation. 

Emirates SkyCargo operates a fleet of over 265 modern, all wide-body aircraft including 14 dedicated freighters. The air cargo carrier offers extensive cool chain facilities at its state of the art cargo terminals in Dubai for the transport of temperature sensitive goods including pharmaceuticals and perishables. In addition, Emirates SkyCargo also provides supplementary protection to cargo using innovative equipment including the White Cover thermal blankets, White Containers and the world’s first Ventilated Cool Dollies.

Read More
Thursday, June 28, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo opens up a new trade lane to South America

Dubai, UAE, 28 June 2018- Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, will be adding Santiago, Chile to its network of cargo destinations from 5th July 2018.

Santiago will be Emirates SkyCargo’s seventh destination in South America following Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Viracopos, Buenos Aires, Quito and Ciudad del Este. The air cargo carrier will be offering customers up to 15 tonnes of cargo capacity on its Boeing 777-200LR aircraft.

With the launch of its services to Santiago, Emirates SkyCargo will be able to facilitate Chilean exports of salmon and other perishables to destinations on its global network. Chile is the world’s second largest producer of farmed salmon and exports of salmon from the country were valued at over US$ 4.6 billion in the year 2017.

The new service will also offer one of the fastest flight connections for cargo from Chile to destinations in East Asia including Shanghai, Middle East and Russia through Dubai. Together with the rapid flight time, Emirates SkyCargo also offers a suite of specialised transportation solutions for perishable cargo – Emirates Fresh – to help ensure the freshness of Chilean salmon and fruits during transit. Emirates SkyCargo’s state of the art cargo terminals in Dubai also have extensive cool chain facilities including dedicated temperature controlled storage areas and equipment such as Cool Dollies and thermal blankets to ensure cargo is well protected against thermal radiation.

The main import commodities into Santiago are expected to be e-commerce shipments from East Asia.

In 2017, Emirates SkyCargo moved a total of 48,000 tonnes of cargo to and from South America helping local businesses connect with their customers across a network spanning over 155 cities across six continents.

Emirates SkyCargo is the world’s largest international cargo airline operating a modern fleet of 268 aircraft including 14 freighters- 13 Boeing 777-Fs and one B747F. Emirates SkyCargo has developed a number of transportation solutions targeted at specific industry verticals including pharmaceuticals and perishables.

Read More
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo signs milestone MoU with Cainiao Network to use Dubai as a hub

Dubai, UAE, 13 June 2018- Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates and the largest international cargo airline, has signed an MoU with Cainiao Smart Logistics  Network Ltd. (“Cainiao”), the logistics arm of the Alibaba Group, to jointly facilitate the delivery of cross-border parcels as Cainiao looks to expand its global logistics infrastructure with Dubai as a hub.

The MoU was signed by Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo and Xiaodong Guan, General Manager of Cainiao Global Business at Cainiao’s global headquarters in Hangzhou. It is a landmark agreement for both Emirates SkyCargo and Cainiao to leverage each other’s strengths in cross-border e-commerce trade and airline cargo operation. It will also support Cainiao’s broader efforts to offer enhanced customer experience. Cainiao recently unveiled plans to develop six global hubs in six cities around the globe.  Dubai is one of them.

Under the terms of the MoU, Emirates SkyCargo and Cainiao will work closely to manage e-Commerce shipments in the Middle East and other neighbouring regions through Dubai. Further details of the tie-up will be announced progressively as they are developed by the two parties.

E-commerce is one of the strongest growth areas for the air cargo industry globally. Emirates SkyCargo has been exploring opportunities to collaborate with players in order to offer value-added services over and above cargo capacity between airports, using the strategic advantages of Dubai as a hub.

“We are delighted to be entering into this agreement with Cainiao. The MoU that we have signed today is the first step in what will be a deep and fruitful relationship between Emirates SkyCargo and one of the biggest players in the global e-commerce supply chain,” said Mr. Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo. “With Emirates SkyCargo’s network spread, frequency of flights including close to 50 weekly flights from China, our state-of-the-art hub facilities and the strategic location of Dubai which allows it to serve as an effective logistics hub for the region, we are confident that we will be a strong partner for Cainiao to bring an enhanced experience to their customers in the Middle East and neighbouring regions.”

“As a key gateway that links Asia and Europe, Dubai is well positioned to help us achieve our goal of 72-hour global delivery. The MoU with Emirates SkyCargo is another milestone to reach this goal,” said Xiaodong Guan, General Manager of Cainiao Global Business. “We have a strong commitment to Dubai and the neighbouring markets. This fits well with our broader strategy.”  

Emirates SkyCargo offers cargo capacity to over 155 global destinations on a modern all-widebody fleet of 267 aircraft including 14 freighters- 13 Boeing 777-Fs and one B747 F. Emirates operates two state of the art Emirates SkyCentral cargo terminals in Dubai to manage cargo from passenger as well as freighter aircraft. Emirates SkyCargo has developed a number of transportation solutions targeted at specific industry verticals.

As a technology company, Cainiao leverages cutting edge big-data technology and open collaboration to build a global infrastructure that links all the logistics elements to improve delivery efficiency and customer experience for all players along the supply chain.  Cainiao’s vision is to deliver anywhere in China within 24 hours, and across the globe within 72 hours. 

-ends

Read More
Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo set to expand footprint in the UK

Dubai, UAE, 06 June 2018- Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, is gearing up to facilitate more trade between the UK and the rest of the world by adding London Stansted and Edinburgh to its global network of over 155 destinations. London Stansted and Edinburgh will be Emirates SkyCargo’s seventh and eighth destinations in the UK.

Emirates SkyCargo will be operating a daily service to both destinations on its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft and will be offering a cargo capacity of up to 20 tonnes per flight. This will translate into an additional cargo capacity of over 500 tonnes per week for exports and imports for the UK market.

The air cargo carrier currently offers the UK a weekly cargo capacity of over 2000 tonnes on over 120 passenger flights and two freighter flights. Since 2014, Emirates SkyCargo has transported close to a record 600,000 tonnes of cargo including both exports and imports through its six existing gateways in the UK.  Emirates SkyCargo is one of the three leading international air cargo carriers for the UK market.

With a combined 63 flights a week from London Heathrow and London Gatwick, these London gateways account for biggest portion of the air cargo carrier’s total UK cargo volumes. Cargo uplifted to and from London in the last four years have accounted for slightly over 60% of the total cargo uplifted to and from the UK. The daily service to London Stansted will provide additional choice and capacity for customers in the London region to airfreight their cargo to global destinations.

Starting 8 June, flight EK33 will depart Dubai at 09:30hrs, and will arrive in London Stansted at 14:10hrs. The return flight, EK34 will depart London Stansted at 21:10hrs and arrive in Dubai at 07:05 the following day.

Emirates SkyCargo has facilitated exports and imports of over 45,000 tonnes of cargo from Glasgow in the last four years. The air cargo carrier’s new service to Edinburgh will stimulate further opportunities for global trade from Scotland. The daily flight to Edinburgh will allow businesses, including exporters of Scottish Whisky and salmon, more direct and rapid air transport connections to global destinations avoiding the need to truck their products to destinations elsewhere in the UK.

Flight EK023 to Edinburgh will depart Dubai daily at 0955hrs and arrive at 1450hrs. The return flight EK024 will depart Edinburgh at 2015hrs and arrive in Dubai at 0640hrs the following day.

In the calendar year 2017, Emirates SkyCargo carried over 66,000 tonnes of exports from the UK to various destinations across the Middle East, East and South East Asia and Australasia.

Pharmaceutical cargo is one of the major commodities that is exported out of UK and in particular out of London. Emirates SkyCargo has seen a robust growth in the transport of pharma out of the UK- in particular from London, Manchester and Newcastle- following the launch of Emirates Pharma, its specialised transportation solution for temperature sensitive pharma cargo. Emirates SkyCargo works with leading pharma manufacturers based in the UK to transport a wide variety of pharmaceuticals ranging from vaccines to anaesthetics, from cancer drugs to medication for diabetes. In 2017, the air cargo carrier transported over 2.8 million kilos of pharma cargo out of the UK to various destinations in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, East and South East Asia and Australasia. Emirates SkyCargo has also been working with companies involved in new drug development and has built customised offerings for rapid transport of samples for clinical trials.

From mangoes originating in South Asia to green beans grown in Kenya, from machinery and raw materials for engineering to clothing and garments, Emirates SkyCargo also brings in a wide range of imports into the UK from different parts of the world. In the last two years the air cargo carrier has brought in over 150,000 tonnes of imports into the UK.

Emirates SkyCargo is the world’s largest international cargo airline and operates a modern, all widebody fleet of over 265 aircraft including 14 freighters- 13 Boeing 777-Fs and one B747F.

 

Read More
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo wins more accolades

Dubai, UAE, 31 May 2018- Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, continues to win international recognition for its commitment to develop air transportation solutions customised to the requirements of its customers across the globe. The air cargo carrier has recently garnered a number of prestigious awards at global industry forums.

Air Cargo Industry Achievement Award

Emirates SkyCargo was awarded the Air Cargo Industry Achievement Award at the World Air Cargo Awards 2018 organised by Air Cargo Week in Shanghai. Based on popular vote, the award reflects the opinions of stakeholders across the global cargo industry and is therefore an important achievement for Emirates SkyCargo. It is also a valuable recognition of the success of the innovative and industry-focused solutions that the air cargo carrier has recently introduced including Emirates Pharma- for the secure transportation of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals; Emirates Fresh- for transporting fresh produce such as fruits, vegetables, sea food and meat; Emirates Wheels for moving luxury and premium automobiles; and Emirates AOG for the rapid transportation of aircraft parts. 

Best Carrier- ‘Flown as Booked’ and ‘Customer Satisfaction’

Emirates SkyCargo was also recognised with two awards at the ‘Quality Awards Italy’, organised by ANAMA (Italy IATA Airfreight Forwarders Association), which recognises cargo carriers for their commitment to quality of service and customer focus. Emirates SkyCargo overcame strong competition to pick up two prizes for Best Carrier in the categories ‘Flown as booked’ and ‘Customer satisfaction’. The awards ceremony was held in Milan and was attended by over 400 air-cargo industry leaders, airlines and guests.

Best International Cargo Airline 2018

For the third time in a row, Emirates SkyCargo was also crowned ‘Best International Cargo Airline’ by BIAL (Bangalore International Airport Limited) at their annual BIAL Pinnacle Awards Ceremony. Emirates SkyCargo commenced operations to Bengaluru in 2006 and has since then been an important facilitator for international trade from the region. Emirates SkyCargo offers cargo capacity to Indian businesses through its network in India which also covers Ahmedabad, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram.

Emirates SkyCargo, the world’s largest international cargo airline measured by Freight Tonne Kilometres, posted a strong performance for the 2017/18 financial year reporting a total revenue of US$ 3.4 billion (AED 12.4 billion), an increase of 17% from the previous year. The air cargo carrier offers customers cargo capacity on its modern, all wide-body fleet of over 265 aircraft including 14 freighters- 13 Boeing 777-Fs and one B747F.

Read More
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo appoints David Harman as new Cargo Manager Switzerland

ZURICH/DUBAI, 23 May 2018 – Emirates SkyCargo has appointed David Harman to the key position of Cargo Manager for Switzerland. Based in Zurich, Harman will be responsible for overseeing all operational and commercial aspects for the freight division of Emirates in the country. With over 30 years of international aviation and cargo experience, David Harman brings valuable knowledge and skills to his new role. He has previously worked as Vice President for dnata Ground and Cargo Handling in Zurich and held various positions through the years at CHEP Aerospace Solutions Ltd, Unitpool AG, Swissport International Ltd. and Swiss Worldcargo. He succeeds Nathalie Picaud, who has taken over responsibility for Pharma Sales in Europe for Emirates SkyCargo.

“We are excited to welcome an experienced individual like David Harman on board for our cargo market in Switzerland,” said Juerg Mueller, Emirates Country Manager Switzerland. “His leadership qualities and extensive know-how of the industry make him the ideal candidate for the Emirates SkyCargo team in Switzerland. We are confident that he will make a significant contribution to the continued growth of the cargo business in one of our key markets,” Mueller added.

Switzerland plays an important role for Emirates SkyCargo. Two daily passenger flights from both Zurich and Geneva transport belly-hold cargo on board Emirates’ Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft. Emirates SkyCargo is the largest international cargo airline worldwide with a network that covers 159 destinations in 85 countries and territories, among them 15 cargo-only destinations. The air cargo carrier operates a modern fleet of over 265 aircraft including 14 freighters - 13 Boeing 777-Fs and one Boeing 747 F. Together with the belly-hold cargo, Emirates has transported a total of 2.5 million tonnes of freight in the calendar year 2017.

 

Read More
Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo marks a fruitful year with Emirates Fresh

Dubai, UAE, 08 May 2018- Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has recorded a successful year of transporting perishables with Emirates Fresh- the air cargo carrier’s specialised portfolio of solutions for air-freighting different kinds of perishable cargo across its network of over 155 destinations.

In the 12 months since the launch of Emirates Fresh in April 2017, Emirates SkyCargo has transported close to 400,000 tonnes of perishables under the three different Emirates Fresh service categories. Emirates Fresh is the basic offering to transport general perishables such as fruits and vegetables that have a high temperature tolerance. Emirates Fresh Breathe provides ventilated cool chain solutions for delicate perishables such as fresh cut flowers, and Emirates Fresh Active provides intensive cool chain protection for perishables that cannot withstand any temperature deviation.

Fruits and vegetables were the largest category of perishables transported by Emirates SkyCargo. In the last year, the air cargo carrier transported over 150,000 tonnes of fruits and vegetables globally. More than a fifth of the total volume of fruits and vegetables carried on Emirates SkyCargo were exported from India. Nearly half of the fruits and vegetables from across the world were imported into the UAE, which has a thriving international food scene catering to a large expatriate population. With the onset of the export season for mangoes from the Indian subcontinent and the start of Ramadan, Emirates SkyCargo will be going through one of its busiest seasons in the year for transport of perishables from May 2018 onwards. 

Emirates SkyCargo also transported over 65,000 tonnes of seafood and close to 60,000 tonnes of meat in the past 12 months. The air cargo carrier transports items such as salmon from Norway to East Asia, seafood from South Africa and Uganda to Europe and premium meat from Melbourne to the Middle East. It carried close to 25,000 tonnes of meat exports from Australia and New Zealand.

Over 50,000 tonnes of fresh flowers and plants were also transported on Emirates SkyCargo between April 2017 and March 2018. This includes flowers transported directly from some of the world’s most important flower producing regions such as Kenya and Ecuador on freighters to Amsterdam – the hub of the global floriculture market.

The export of perishables is often an important source of revenue for local economies. Emirates Skycargo stimulates global business partnerships and trade by opening new markets through its flight connections across six continents through Dubai. For example, in 2017 Emirates SkyCargo helped boost export of perishables such as rambutans and lychees from Vietnam to the Middle East, opening doors to new markets for Vietnamese exporters. Similarly, Emirates SkyCargo played an important role in facilitating a resurgence of seafood exports from Sri Lanka to Europe.

“Since its launch last year, we have received extremely positive feedback on Emirates Fresh from our customers,” said Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo. “The three different service levels of Emirates Fresh allow us to respond to the varied needs of perishables exporters. We continue to work with our customers and to invest in and develop Emirates Fresh as well as our other sector specific offerings. This is what helps us stay ahead of the game,” he added.

Through its customer-centric approach, Emirates SkyCargo has developed specialised solutions for customers across different verticals. This includes the award winning Emirates Pharma for the global pharmaceutical industry, Emirates Wheels for the transportation of luxury vehicles and Emirates AOG for the global aviation industry.

Emirates SkyCargo offers cargo capacity on its fleet of over 265 modern, all wide-body aircraft including 14 dedicated freighters. The air cargo carrier offers extensive cool chain facilities at its state of the art cargo terminals in Dubai. In addition, Emirates SkyCargo also provides supplementary protection to cargo using innovative White Cover thermal blankets and cargo containers including the world’s first Ventilated Cool Dollies.

Read More
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo introduces new product for rapid transport of aircraft parts

Dubai, UAE, 11 April 2018 - Emirates SkyCargo, the world’s largest international cargo airline, has launched Emirates AOG – a new airfreight product designed for transporting aircraft parts quickly across the globe.

Every day, spare parts are airfreighted at short notice to help repair aircraft that have been stranded due to technical reasons and lack of availability of the right spare part. As the financial and reputational impact of keeping an aircraft grounded at a remote location can be fairly large, transporting spare parts to repair the aircraft at the utmost speed is of great importance to any airline.

Emirates AOG is Emirates SkyCargo’s latest product offering for the global aviation industry. It is built to respond to the needs of airlines wanting to service grounded aircraft by rapidly despatching critical aircraft components unavailable at destination. The core aim of Emirates AOG is to transport parts on the quickest possible flight connection without compromising on the quality of handling and customer service.

Special features of the new product include a late cut-off time for cargo acceptance at origin – up to four hours prior to scheduled time of departure for shipments weighing less than 100 kilograms; expedited delivery at destination – maximum of 2.5 hours from actual arrival time of the aircraft; track and trace visibility of the consignment during transportation and priority handling.

Emirates SkyCargo has also created a unique ‘Must Go’ bag for bulk loading of small AOG shipments. Designed in a striking red colour, the bag alerts Emirates SkyCargo staff to the urgent nature of shipment ensuring dedicated priority handling for the aircraft part in transit, especially during airside operations. 

“Emirates SkyCargo is committed to constantly improving our service levels and introducing new products that can respond to our customers’ needs,” said Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo. “Emirates AOG builds on a number of our strengths – our extensive network spanning over 155 destinations across six continents, our frequency of operations to destinations as well as our own vast experience in transporting aircraft parts for Emirates’ fleet. With Emirates AOG, customers can be assured of a rapid, efficient and reliable service to transport parts that can help get their aircraft back into service at the earliest.”

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, offers customers cargo capacity on its modern, all wide-body fleet of over 260 aircraft including 14 freighters - 13 Boeing 777-Fs and one B747-400ERF. The air cargo carrier has developed a number of transportation solutions targeted at specific industry verticals. These include Emirates Pharma- for the secure transportation of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals; Emirates Fresh- for transporting fresh produce such as fruits, vegetables, sea food and meat; and Emirates Wheels for moving luxury and premium automobiles.

Read More
Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo flies champion horses to Dubai and across the globe

  • Air cargo carrier moves equines for Dubai World Cup and the Longines Global Champions Tour
  • Over 350 horses transported in the last four months

 

Dubai, UAE, 03 April 2018- Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has transported leading equines for a variety of championship events across the globe.
 

Dubai World Cup
The carrier most recently flew in some of the world’s most highly rated racehorses to Dubai for the Dubai World Cup Championship, one of the most anticipated and prestigious horse racing events in the world. Some of the leading contenders for the Dubai World Cup such as West Coast, Mubtaahij, and Talismanic had made their journey from their homes to Dubai on Emirates SkyCargo’s fleet of freighters. Emirates SkyCargo has transported some of the past champions of the Dubai World Cup including Arrogate in 2017 and California Chrome in 2016.

Every year, during the racing season in Dubai, Emirates SkyCargo plays an important role in flying horses from their homes to Dubai. The air cargo carrier transported horses from across six continents in the months running up to Dubai World Cup.

Longines Global Champions Tour
For the third year in a row, Emirates SkyCargo is transporting close to 100 horses across continents during the first three legs of one of the world’s leading show jumping events- the Longines Global Champions Tour.

Show jumping horses were moved in two special charter flights from Mexico City where they took part in the first leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour to Miami. The horses arrived in Miami on the 31st of March where they will be competing in the second round of the Tour.

In addition to the horses, each weighing between 600-650 kilograms, equipment weighing tens of tonnes was also transported as part of the charter.

Once done with the competitions at Miami, the horses will be flown to Liege and from there to Shanghai on Emirates SkyCargo’s freighters.
 

Expertise in enabling a comfortable environment
Emirates SkyCargo is not a stranger to transporting premium horses for racing and other equestrian events around the world. In the last four months, the carrier has transported over 350 horses through its network of over 155 destinations across six continents.

Emirates SkyCargo takes pride in creating a transportation environment that provides maximum comfort to the horses and enables them to achieve peak performance once at the competition venue.

The air cargo carrier’s state of the art infrastructure for equine transportation includes a fleet of modern freighter aircraft, custom designed horse stalls as well as dedicated facilities such as a permanent horse ramp at Dubai World Central (DWC) airport. The stable horse ramp, one of the few such structures available in an airport globally, allows the horse to transfer from the ground transport vehicle to the horse stall or vice-versa in comfort with no danger of injury due to an unstable surface.

Emirates SkyCargo works with leading international horse transportation companies such as Janah Management and Equitrans to ensure a stress free and safe journey for the horses. Horses also travel with qualified grooms and in some cases with vets to make certain that the horses are in full form when they land.

Emirates SkyCargo is at the forefront of the global air cargo industry offering cargo capacity on 14 freighter aircraft and over 255 passenger aircraft. The air cargo carrier combines a modern fleet, state of the art infrastructure and experienced staff to achieve the highest standards of service delivery and customer satisfaction.

Read More
Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Global air cargo demand flat in November - IATA

Mubasher: Global air freight demand was flat in November 2018, compared with the same month in the previous year, according to data released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

This marked the slowest growth rate seen since March 2016, after 31 months of annual growth, the IATA said.

While “normally the fourth quarter is a peak season for air cargo,” a “flat growth in November is a big disappointment,” IATA’s director general Alexandre de Juniac said.

International e-commerce continues to grow, while total freight demand faces major headwinds.

As global economic growth weakened, all major exporting countries, except for the US, saw their export order books declining.

“We need governments to focus on enabling growth through trade, not barricading their borders through punitive tariffs,”de Juniac said.

In addition, consumer sentiment deteriorated compared with the high levels at the start of last year.

Only three of the six regions saw a year-on-year growth in cargo demand in November 2018, namely North America, the Middle East and Latin America, the IATA said.

Asia-Pacific airlines posted a year-on-year decline of 2.3% in demand for air freight during the month, on weaker manufacturing conditions for exporters and shorter delivery times particularly in China dented demand.

European airlines endured a contraction in freight demand of 0.2% in last November, compared with the same month in the previous year.

Freight demand fell 7.8% for African carriers in November, compared with the same month in 2017, as demand conditions on all major markets to and from Africa remained weak.

On the other hand, freight capacity, which is measured in available freight tonne kilometres (AFTKs), climbed 4.3% year-on-year during the month,

This is the ninth month in a row that capacity outweighed freight demand.

Source: Mubasher

All Rights Reserved - Mubasher Info © 2005 - 2019 Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. (Syndigate.info).

 

This article was written by Mubasher from Mubasher and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@newscred.com.

Read More
Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Emirates SkyCargo and Agility Work Together to Charter 18 Freighters for an Unexpected Shipment

With global average temperatures continuing to rise and an increasing number of heat waves impacting places like Europe, and with record highs being hit demand is beginning to soar for air conditioners. As such, many manufacturers are pushing to respond to the demand, especially for the upcoming summer season.

Typically, air conditioners are shipped to Europe via sea freight, due to the higher volumes they are moving and an overall lower shipping costs. However, with a drastic shift in demand, distributors are being pushed to deliver more with less lead time.

In response to their customers looking to beat the heat, Emirates SkyCargo recently organized freighter flights in cooperation with Agility a leading freight forwarder. With an extreme emphasis on shipping speed and efficiency, these AC units were a hot commodity and needed to be delivered to a variety of destinations.

For more, we spoke with Mr. Tosaworachart Roekbangplad, Thai and Myanmar Cargo Manager, Emirates SkyCargo; Mr. Jesda Kurjirattikan, Managing Director, Agility; and Mr. Jakkapan Limpthanarak, Director of Sales and Marketing, Agility. The group shared their insight into managing a large amount of AC units under a time crunch; including how to communicate effectively to find the fastest and the most suitable solution for their customer’s need.

Demands of the Market

Mr. Tosaworachart Roekbangplad

June to September are the typical summer months for the Northern Hemisphere. However, with an increasingly fluctuating climate and stronger heat waves, this year’s summer was amongst the hottest in recorded history for many European towns. With a longer and stronger summer season, this year the demand for air conditioners was unusually high. Due to this, manufactures in Thailand responded by producing extra AC units that then had to be sent to Europe quickly. To send them by sea would mean nearly a month of waiting and an opportunity lost. This is where the flexibility and speed that air freight provides became a life saver, as Emirates SkyCargo assisted 18 air freight shipments from Suvarnabhumi International Airport to destinations across Europe to fulfill customer demand.

“Agility contacted us regarding May’s summer air freight shipment. Their client was looking to urgently air charter an enormous load of air conditioners into Europe via Italy’s Milan–Malpensa Airport. Liaised with the headquarter in Dubai, we requested the quotation and necessary details. We then connected with the warehouse in Suvarnabhumi Airport, checking the loading schedule. Communication and cooperation between Emirates and Agility was key, especially for the details and availability of the cargo. The information is necessary for load planning, to fit in as much cargo as possible in one shipment and to ship at max speed. The tricky part is that air conditioners come in different sizes and the cargo hold in freighters have different shapes and curves.” Mr. Roekbangplad explained.

Agile Solutions

Mr. Jesda Kurjirattikan

The air conditioners transported included different models and sizes, as well as different compressors for each model. Cooperation between the manufacturer, freight forwarder and airline were essential to laying out plans for transporting cargo from the factory, managing shipments, and designing loading plans to ensure smooth and rapid transportation.

Mr. Kurjirattikan said: “We were invited by the air conditioner manufacturer to bid for the transportation project to present our idea about the urgent shipments. Our solution was to charter freighter planes to transport the cargo, due to its high volume and the urgency to arrive at the destinations.”

Agility employed their industry experience and strategically advantageous warehouse locations, as well as a network of services and strong bonds between airline alliances, to provide the most reliable solutions at a competitive price and won the trust from the client. With the mission to fly a mass amount of air conditioners to European destinations, Emirates SkyCargo was one of the first airlines they proposed.

Emirates SkyCargo is one of the leading players in air cargo transportation, and they maintain a large fleet of freighter. Freighter availability, servicing capacity and destinations coverage, together with servicing flexibility, operational safety and efficiency made them the perfect transport provider for the job. “Thanks to the great support from Emirates in organizing the charter fleet for the project under a very short notice. Typically, it would take at least a week to charter a flight. The first flight in our operation took off in just 4 days from the initial contact. Emirates’ cargo team has also been a great help with organizing and generating the loading plans. They have also took great care to handling the transportation to the warehouse in Suvarnabhumi International Airport, getting the cargo ready on the pallets and loaded onto the plane. The whole process has to be precise, beginning from picking up the cargo at the factory door through documentation and delivery. To make the most secure and effective loading, the quantity, models, types, and size of air conditioners had to be calculated in great detail.” Mr. Limpthanarak said.

Seamless Cooperation
Other than dynamic, seamless cooperation between the manufacturer and the airline; Agility also took care of packing and boxing the cargo, ready them for the loading. “The whole process of cargo handling and loading was carefully conducted by both Agility and Emirates. The cargo was packed in its commercial packaging, ready for display or delivery to distributors. We brought the cargo into our facility for packing, before carefully relocating it to the airport warehouse. Every process had to be done carefully, preventing dents or damages to the commercial packaging of the cargo.” Mr. Kurjirattikan said.

Mr. Jakkapan Limpthanarak

Under the time constraints the first operating flight was challenging, but by working together the consignees received the cargo in perfect condition. With such affirmation, Agility is confidently expanding their charter operations with the airline toward other destinations all across Europe. The whole operation concluded with 18 chartered flights. “Emirates operated charter flights to transport air conditioners to destinations across Europe, including Milan, Barcelona, Paris and other cities, totaling 18 flight. The operation was recorded as one single project with the most chartering flights in Thailand. The success of the operation resulted from the dynamic, transparent and seamless cooperation between the manufacturer, freight forwarder and the airline.” Mr. Roekbangplad said.

Flexible Offering
The success of the operation was a combination of several factors, efficiency, timeliness, industry specialty, and seamless cooperation between the manufacturer, Agility, and Emirates. “On top of a detailed and precise planning, what Emirates offered to Agility and our client was flexibility. We were aware of the urgency of the client’s situation and provided our best support. We proposed to swap the cargo operation between two warehouses in the airport, which help to increase the speed of shipment management and smoothed the whole operation to its end success.” Mr. Kurjirattikan said.

Other than operation flexibility, the charter flight solution was key to the success of the fast and cost-efficient transport operation. Industry experience and seamless cooperation between the involving parties were the major factors behind the success of the operation with 18 charter flights shipping air conditioners to destinations across Europe. Emirates SkyCargo Thailand, from the success of the project, was praised by their headquarters with an internal award. The compliment was to honor staff with outstanding performances and it was the first time the Thailand branch received such honor.

This article is from Airfreight Logistics, and is reprinted with permission. Please direct all licensing questions to skycargodxb@emirates.com
Read More
Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Agency set to adopt air cargo quality system

Handlers of airlifted cargo in the country will soon be subjected to stringent supply chain standards following plans by the Kenya Airport's Authority (KAA) to adopt Cargo Service Quality tool, which is backed by the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA).

The authority is expected to procure the quality assessment services of TIACA within the first quarter of next year, a move that is set to bolster Kenya's standing as a regional hub for transport and logistics.

"We have what we call Airport Service Quality, which is focused on the passenger. Recently, we attended a conference of the International Air Cargo Association whereby we wanted to gauge how cargo is handled and how do you measure the services given. We found that they use the Cargo Service Quality tool," said Evans Michoma, acting commercial manager KAA.

KAA, which manages the development and maintenance of airport infrastructure, safety and security services, says it has been on the receiving end of the adverse perception associated with poor quality service at transit sheds. The authority added that it is banking on the new approach to streamline operations at the sheds.

There are five transit sheds under KAA's management namely Kenya Airfreight Handling, Africa Cargo Handling, Swissport, Siginon Freight and Trans Global Cargo Centre.

"KAA will take the initiative to pay for the service for us to subject the transit sheds and to be able to see the measurement of the kind of service they provide. Once we do that, we will be able to score based on the quality of service provided," Michoma said.

KAA is expected to incur a cost of $5,000 (about Sh500,000) for each transit shed annually in paying for the service from TIACA.

KAA says the main aim of adopting the CSQ will be to define a uniform benchmark for assessing cargo service quality and improve relationship between customers and service providers.

With Kenya set to embark on non-stop cargo flights from Nairobi to New York on December 1, adoption of the CSQ is expected to further anchor Kenya's position as a logistics hub in Sub-Saharan Africa.

© 2018 Global Data Point. All Rights Reserved. Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. (Syndigate.info).

 

This article was from Transportation Monitor Worldwide and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@newscred.com.

Read More
Tuesday, December 04, 2018

St. Lucia will double air cargo costs

"If the construction of the two runways at the Santa Lucía Military Air Base is completed, the costs of handling air cargo will double because the complexity of the operation will increase and specialized facilities and personnel will have to be duplicated," said Julio. Smithers, president of the National Association of Supervised Stores (Anafac).

The International Airport of Mexico City (AICM) is the most important in the movement of cargo, since in the domestic market participates with 30.7 of the total, followed by Guadalajara (14 percent), according to September statistics from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC).

Meanwhile, in the international market it participates with 65.2 percent, that is, six out of every 10 tons of international cargo enter through the capital's airport; It is the main gateway for the importation of goods, cargo in general, high added value such as technology, pharmaceutical, among others.

Because of this volume of cargo and its strategic participation in the airport system, the AICM faces a saturation not only of passengers, but of the movement of merchandise, together with the limited space to grow customs operations.

"The costs of importing the cargo will double in Santa Lucia, as well as logistics and delivery costs. Also, two customs facilities must be made to deal with imports, as well as double the customs agents, "said the president of Anafac.

He explained that so far there is no project defined by the movement of cargo in the Air Force Base of Santa Lucia and the growth of the cargo in the AICM, in four years will be completely saturated in terms of logistics.

Saturation of the NAIM

In 2017, the AICM had the main cargo participation in the country; There were 38 thousand 275 operations of cargo aircraft that transported 437 thousand 969 tons, with an annual growth rate of 3.5 percent.

A sample of this saturation in the AICM is that Customs has only one access door on Av. 602, where thousands of trucks are daily seen making lines.

To enter the customs there is an access door and the semester have entered 280 thousand tons.

In addition to the above, in the Customs there are only circulation lanes and there are 18 audited precincts. If you want to send an export merchandise at seven o'clock at night, this load has to arrive from three o'clock in the afternoon to do all the processes and procedures of the inspected premises.

The executive stressed that the construction of the New Mexico International Airport was a great opportunity for the country to become an international benchmark.

The NAIM cargo terminal was going to have the capacity to mobilize a total of 2 million tons of cargo, when in the current airport it has room for 500 thousand tons per year. If the rate of growth in the movement of cargo continues, the AICM will no longer be able to operate for the next four years.

Manuel Armendáriz, president of the Mexican Association of Couriers and Parcels (Ammpac), representative of a sector of intensive use of air cargo in the country, pointed out that the problem of airport capacity and operation is not limited to the AICM.

"From their point of view, the problem is the national airport policy, which interweaves and takes into account the participation of all air terminals in the country. "We have historically developed a strategy of multiplying the points of the national territory to generate an interconnection between all the airports and to provide a more efficient service on a national scale, but not only through a single connection point, but also through a national network airport."

He stressed that the national airport policy is the dominant when defining the terms of public policy.

"Obviously, within the national policy, the AICM is the most important of all the airports in the country. We believe that the decision is very important. We are concerned about this macrocephaly, which we are developing around the airport," said the representative of the courier and parcel industry.

  • 30.7% It is the market share with which the AICM has in the movement of cargo; it is followed by Guadalajara, with 14 percent.
  • 65.2% This is its market share in the international arena, which means that six out of every 10 tons of global cargo enter through the capital's airport.
  • 2017 During that year the AICM carried out 38 thousand 275 cargo aircraft operations, which transported a total of 437 thousand 969 tons of products.


This article was from CENFENG and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@newscred.com.

Read More
Monday, November 26, 2018

Hong Kong launches off-airport cargo screening scheme

Hong Kong's Civil Aviation Department (CAD) has launched its Regulated Air Cargo Screening Facilities (RACSF) scheme for off-airport locations.

The goal of the initiative is to facilitate the establishment and operation of screening at off-airport sites in order to help the industry meet the ICAO's policy of implementing security checks for all airfreight shipments by June 30, 2021.

These locations will ease pressure to screen airfreight at Hong Kong International Airport's busy cargo terminals as volumes there continue to grow in the coming years.

A CAD spokesman said: "Hong Kong is in full support of, and has the obligation to meet, the ICAO aviation security requirements. The Government has been working closely with the air cargo industry in enhancing the air cargo security regime to meet the new international aviation security requirements.

"The establishment of off-airport screening facilities will enable air cargoes to be screened at the existing warehouses or similar premises of the air cargo industry before such cargoes are transported to the airport for loading onto aircraft," the spokesman added.

The RACSF programme, which was developed after trade consultations, covers criteria such as equipment, training and supervision of screening personnel and site security, as well as post-screening handling and transportation of shipments.

The deadline for submitting applications for the initial stage of the scheme is December 31, 2018.

© 2018 Global Data Point. All Rights Reserved. Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. (Syndigate.info).

 

This article was from Transportation Monitor Worldwide and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@newscred.com.

Read More
Monday, November 26, 2018

Air cargo industry needs to grow 12.9% annually to achieve aviation target

India's air cargo industry needs to grow at about 12.9 percent every year to achieve the National Civil Aviation Policy vision of reaching 10 million tonnes (MT) cargo volume by 2027, says a report.

There is an urgent need to uplift Indian cargo market to achieve the overall vision of the aviation ministry, observed the joint study by Assocham and consultancy firm Auctus Advisors.

The report suggested implementing a rating system for cargo terminals in-line with ASQ (Airport Service Quality) ratings at the passenger terminal to motivate operators to improve infrastructure and provide superior quality of services.

The Indian cargo industry needs to grow at a rate of about 12.9 percent every year from 2018 to 2027 to achieve National Civil Aviation Policy's (NCAP 2016) vision of reaching cargo volumes of 10 million tonnes (MT) by 2027, it said.

The report noted that there is an urgent need for creating adequate freight carrying capacity within Indian air network through the creation of new cargo terminals and expansion of the existing ones, besides undertaking proactive measures to identify tier 2 and tier 3 cities for setting up common user domestic cargo terminal (CUDCT).

The study suggested introducing a separate comprehensive air cargo policy to reduce bottlenecks in freight movement.

According to data maintained by the Airports Authority of India (AAI), air freight handled at Indian airports grew by more than 20 times from 0.08 million metric tonnes in 1972-73 to 2.5 million tonnes in 2014-15, and its compound annual growth rate (CAGR) was 8.8 percent during 2013-14 to 2016-17.

The report said that international and domestic air freight is projected to grow at an overall compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.2 percent.

Considering this trend to continue till 2027, projected international and domestic air cargo will be 3.6 MT and 2.1 MT, respectively, resulting in total air cargo traffic of 6.8 MT, it estimated.

The study also highlighted various issues confronting the aviation logistics sector in India. A lack of enabling infrastructure, lack of automated material handling systems, high manual intervention in the processes and inadequate skilled manpower are some of the key areas where Indian air cargo industry lags global peers.

On the development of an air freight station (AFS), the study said there is an urgent need for a clear-cut, well-defined policy to initiate an AFS ecosystem, which would help in stimulating export-import trade.

Promoting the concept of cargo villages and linking them with international airports is an ideal way to boost air freight traffic, improve delivery and create many job opportunities. Besides, cargo villages may also be linked to free trade zones to foster goods manufacturing for international markets, which would give a boost to the government scheme Make in India, said the report.

© 2018 Global Data Point. All Rights Reserved. Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. (Syndigate.info).

 

This article was from Transportation Monitor Worldwide and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@newscred.com.

Read More
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Budapest airport continues double-digit cargo growth rate and sets new records

Budapest Airport (BUD) is celebrating a new all-time-high record after processing a total of 13,313 tons of airfreight at the Hungarian hub last month, its largest figure ever for the month of October.

The figure, which represents both trucked and flown freight, is a 22.9 percent increase when compared to the same period in 2017, and is only the latest development after several years of strong double-digit growth at BUD.

The period from January 2018 to October 2018 saw a 16.3 percent year-to-year increase in air cargo processed at BUD, amounting to a total of 120,603 tons.

"As of today, our figures for 2018 have already overtaken the entire year of 2017, when we processed 127,145 tons of airfreight at BUD, which was our highest yearly amount on record," said Ren Droese, Executive Director Property and Cargo at Budapest Airport.

"Airfreight volumes at BUD continue to grow at an impressive rate, and we will soon be reaching yet another milestone as our 12 months volume, currently at 144,017 tons, approaches an unprecedented 150,000 tons," he added.

Between 2015 and 2017, air cargo traffic volume at BUD increased by 39.1 percent.

"This growth proves how vital our new Cargo City development will be in order to continue coping with increased demand from carriers around the world, and we are excited about the new capabilities this new facility will bring when it opens in the fourth quarter of 2019," said Droese.

Construction began in September 2018 and is making swift progress.

Earlier this year, Budapest Airport launched the 32.6m Cargo City, which includes a 20,000 sq m cargo handling facility and dedicated freighter stands, as part of the BUD:2020 program.

The development is being set up with the aim of centralizing cargo operations at the Hungarian hub and greatly expanding the airports handling capacity.

In 2017, the airport opened two state-of-the art express facilities to supply increasing volumes from the express and e-commerce business.

Under the slogan Connect Differently, BUD is also working closely with Dsseldorf, and Hamburg airports in order to showcase the three airports regional cargo operations across Europe and beyond.

© 2018 Global Data Point. All Rights Reserved. Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. (Syndigate.info).

 

This article was from Transportation Monitor Worldwide and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@newscred.com.

Read More
Friday, July 13, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo Secures Pharma Recognition for the Second Year Running

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has received the prestigious 2018 Carrier Award for Reliability and Excellence (CARE) by DHL Global Forwarding for the transportation of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals. The award was received by Henrik Ambak, Emirates Senior Vice President, Cargo Operations Worldwide at the 18th Global Life Sciences & Healthcare Conference organised by DHL at Baveno, Italy.

The DHL CARE award recognizes air cargo carriers who offer exceptional service, quality, ground handling and innovative technologies and processes for pharmaceutical shipments. This is the second time in a row that Emirates SkyCargo has won the DHL CARE Award and the achievement reinforces Emirates SkyCargos position as one of the global leaders in the air cargo industry for the transport of pharmaceuticals.

Over the last three years, Emirates SkyCargo has invested in the development of cutting edge infrastructure and a sophisticated suite of solutions for the secure transportation of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals across its network of 160 destinations in six continents.

Emirates SkyCargo operates the worlds largest GDP certified multi-airport hub in Dubai with over 8,600 square metres of combined handling space dedicated for pharmaceutical products at its two cargo terminals Emirates SkyCentral DXB and Emirates SkyCentral DWC. Emirates Pharma, the air cargo carriers three-tiered specialised solution for the transport of pharmaceuticals, has been well received by customers and volumes of pharmaceuticals transported by Emirates SkyCargo have grown by over 30 percent since the time of the launch.

The air cargo carrier has developed innovative equipment such as the Emirates Pharma Cool Dollies and the White Cover range of thermal blanket, built in collaboration with DuPont, to provide an enhanced level of thermal insulation for pharma cargo on the ramp.

Emirates SkyCargo has gone the next step to provide an unbroken cool chain for temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals by introducing pharma corridors. Working with ground handling partners and other stakeholders across 12 stations, the air cargo carrier offers supplementary protection from origin to destination for pharmaceutical cargo.

Emirates SkyCargo will continue to work closely with its customers in the pharmaceutical industry to develop the next level of products and solutions for the timely and secure transportation of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals.

© 2018 Global Data Point. All Rights Reserved. Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. (Syndigate.info).

 

This article was from Transportation Monitor Worldwide and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@newscred.com.

Read More
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

US 3pl Market Results Grew to $184.3 Billion in 2017

2017 was a good year for third-party logistics in the US. Armstrong & Associates, Inc. estimates that net revenues expanded five percent to $77.1 billion and gross revenues increased 10.5 percent to $184.3 billion.

Tight carrier capacity pushed shippers to dedicated contract carriers in 2017. Dedicated Contract Carriage (DCC) revenues increased 10.2 percent over 2016 significantly higher than its compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of seven percent since 1995. Overall, U.S. third-party logistics (3PL) market revenues were up 10.5 percent to $184.3 billion.

Tight truck capacity and increasing truckload carrier rates are also driving overall growth in the Domestic Transportation Management 3PL segment. Domestic Transportation Management (DTM) gross revenues increased 16 percent over 2016 to $71.7 billion and net revenues were up 6.4 percent to $10.9 billion. The difference in growth rates reflects some gross profit margin compression due to quickly tightening truckload capacity in Q3 and Q4 of 2017, requiring freight brokers to pay rate increases to carriers faster than they can negotiate increases with shippers. With carrier supply and demand smoothing out somewhat, 2018 looks like a strong year. In Q1 2018, C.H. Robinson had increases of 14.9 percent and 10.1 percent in overall gross revenues and net revenues, respectively. C.H. Robinson accounts for approximately 14 percent of the DTM segments gross and net revenues.

International Transportation Management (ITM) is benefiting from tight air freight capacity due to the global growth in e-commerce and an overall strengthening of global economies. ITM gross revenues increased 10.5 percent in 2017. Net revenues, reflecting capacity pressure, increased 4.3 percent. However, Q1 2018 has seen better growth for Expeditors, Kuehne + Nagel and DHL. Expeditors gross revenue was up 9.7 percent and net revenue grew 9.9 percent in the U.S. Like other major ITM providers, Expeditors has tightened operations to improve gross margins.

While most 3PL providers are reporting tight warehouse capacity, Value-Added Warehousing and Distribution (VAWD) or Contract Logistics was the laggard in 2017. Gross revenue and net revenue increased 2.5 percent about 60 percent of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) growth.

© 2018 Global Data Point. All Rights Reserved. Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. (Syndigate.info).

 

This article was from Financial Services Monitor Worldwide and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@newscred.com.

Read More

PRODUCT CATEGORIES


General cargo

Courier services

Post office mail

Pharmaceuticals

Perishables

Live animals & pets

Valuables & vulnerables

Vehicle transportation

Specialised solutions

Customised solutions

< BACK

General cargo

For single-piece, palletised or containerised general cargo.

READ MORE
< BACK

Courier services

For the urgent shipments of express integrators.

Contact us
< BACK

Post office mail

For letters, documents and urgent mail.

Contact us
< BACK

Pharmaceuticals

For time- and temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products.

READ MORE
< BACK

Perishables

For time- and temperature-sensitive perishable products.

READ MORE
< BACK

Live animals & pets

For furry friends and animal relocations.

READ MORE
< BACK

Valuables & vulnerables

For high-value and sensitive items.

READ MORE
< BACK

Vehicle transportation

For corporate fleets and individual automobiles.

READ MORE
< BACK

Specialised solutions

For AOG, DG and HUM shipments.

READ MORE
< BACK

Customised solutions

For any type of cargo requiring a bespoke charter solution.

Contact us

OUR WORLDWIDE OFFICES

Contact us

Our global teams are standing by to assist. Get in touch with your nearest Emirates SkyCargo office below.

SEARCH
< BACK