Subscribe Free
in General Aviation

Emirates SkyCargo dials up focus on safety for employees and operations

Posted 27 April 2020 · Add Comment

Emirates SkyCargo is taking additional measures to ensure the safety of its employees and operations during the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Since March, Emirates SkyCargo has already established protocols for its teams around the world to practice protective measures including regular hand washing, practicing social distancing and wearing of equipment including masks and gloves.

 

In addition to setting up thermal body temperature scanners at key locations at its hub in Dubai, the air cargo carrier has now also set up four sanitisation tunnels for employees and visitors to go through prior to entering the Emirates SkyCentral cargo terminal at Dubai International Airport. The tunnels utilise non-toxic sanitisers authorised by governing authorities to neutralise germs and viruses without causing any harm to the person passing through the tunnel.

 

Emirates SkyCargo is also carrying out continuous disinfection of its cargo terminal- including the cargo handling and storage areas as well as the customer reception centres and cargo drop off/ pickup zones to ensure the wellbeing of employees as well as its customers. Aircraft cargo holds and equipment including Unit Load Devices are also disinfected on a regular basis.

 

Henrik Ambak, Emirates senior vice president, cargo operations Worldwide said: "Emirates SkyCargo will always put safety first ahead of all other considerations. Over the last few weeks we have scaled up our operations to a position where we are handling around 3,000 tonnes of cargo on a daily basis. In these conditions, we want to make sure that we maintain an operating environment that is safe for our teams and for our customers. Consolidating all our cargo operations at one location at our hub, installing sanitisation facilities, instilling social distancing and protective behaviour in our people and continuous disinfection of our facilities are just some of the measures we have taken over the last few weeks. We will continue to evaluate and implement initiatives that will enhance the safety of our employees and protect our operations globally."

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Combi unlocks Texel's loads of potential...

As lead operator of the new Boeing 737-700 FlexCombi freighter conversion, Bahrain-based Texel Air is looking towards more distant horizons, as Alan Dron reports.

TAV Technologies receives IDC award for passenger flow management solution

The Passenger Flow Management Platform developed by Turkey’s TAV Technologies received the highest accolade in the category of customer experience during the CIO Summit, organised by International Data Corporation (IDC) Turkey.

Qatar Airways opens new state-of-the-art engine facility

Qatar Airways has opened a new state-of-the-art Engine Facility as part of the vision to streamline the cost of its Technical Maintenance operations by more than $2.2m per year.

UK Qatari combined Hawk and Typhoon flight training

The UK and Qatar have been working together with combined delivery of Hawk and Typhoon flight training activity in support of the two countries close defence ties.

Middle Eastern airlines saw demand fall 83.1% in February

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that passenger traffic fell in February 2021, both compared to pre-COVID levels (February 2019) and compared to the immediate month prior (January 2021).

Emirates announces latest policy updates

Emirates has announced the latest updates to its booking policies.

EDGE SK2601300621
See us at
DAS21_BTAviation Africa 2021 BTNNWorld Defence Show 2022Aviation MENA 2021