Subscribe Free
in General Aviation

Emirates SkyCargo marks a fruitful year with Emirates Fresh

Posted 9 May 2018 · Add Comment

Emirates SkyCargo 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.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Qatar trains focus on huge upgrade

A major new training establishment is to be built in Qatar, as part of the support structure for the Gulf nation’s forthcoming massive build-up in military aviation assets. Alan Dron reports.

Etihad Cargo introduces new freighter network

Etihad Cargo has announced a refresh of its global freighter network that will be implemented commencing 1 October, 2018, marking a key milestone in its strategy to simplify its route network and maximise freighter-to-bellyhold

XO Jet becomes part of Vista group

The third largest US business jet charter operator by flight hours, XO Jet, which is part-owned by Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala, has been bought by Vista Global.

Inmarsat and Panasonic Avionics in strategic collaboration for Commercial Aviation

Inmarsat and Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) have agreed a strategic collaboration, for an initial ten-year period, that enables them to combine their highly complementary market leading services to offer broadband

Fourth Middle East Safety Summit to go ahead in October in Riyadh

The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), in collaboration with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), will organise the Fourth Middle East Safety Summit from 2-3 of October 2018 in the capital city of Riyadh.

Predicting what's next in the tailor-made revolution

The fusion of big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and in-flight connectivity is changing the way airlines do business. Steve Nichols looks at how cutting-edge technology is changing what you eat, read, and watch on flights, without

MNGJetSK2908121018
See us at
Istanbul Airshow BT22018GATM BT1004061118MarrakechAirshow BT2507241018BIAS BT271017161118MAPS18_BT1207131118MEBAA BT1004121218Aviation Africa BT0607280219ASDubai BT1004091018Cargo BT1004091018AIME19BTA3005120219