Large volume of pharmaceuticals and perishables moved through Dubai
Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates has securely transported a large volume of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals and perishables through Dubai to other parts of its global network this summer.
In total, the air cargo carrier moved over 150,000 tonnes of perishables and 27,000 tonnes of pharmaceuticals through Dubai between the beginning of April and mid-August 2019.
Over the last three years, Emirates SkyCargo has managed to consolidate the position of its Dubai hub as an efficient and rapid transit point for cargo originating from and destined to a variety of cities across six continents.
It has also transformed the perception of Dubai in the minds of global cargo customers from a transit stop to be avoided in summer because of high temperatures to a preferred state-of-the-art point of connection to markets around the world.
Emirates SkyCargo has invested in developing modern and ‘fit for purpose’ infrastructure at its Emirates SkyCentral DXB and DWC cargo terminals for cargo from passenger and freighter aircraft respectively.
This includes extensive cool chain facilities and dedicated storage space for pharmaceutical cargo.
With a combined capacity of over 2 million tonnes of cargo per annum, the terminals see movement of close to 5,000 shipments and over 6 million kilos of cargo per day including during the summer season.
Since 2017, there has been an increase of 7% in the volume of pharma cargo transported during the summer months and an increase of 14% in the overall volume of pharmaceuticals transported throughout the year.
The carrier’s operations in Dubai, including its state-of-the-art dedicated pharma facility at DXB, its freighter terminal at DWC and the connecting bonded trucking corridor between the two airports are certified for EU GDP norms.
Every day, around 1,100 tonnes of food and other perishable products originating from different parts of the world also move through Emirates SkyCargo’s terminals in Dubai.
Trained and experienced staff both at Dubai and across the world ensure that temperature sensitive pharma and perishable cargo are transported in the right conditions.
Since 2016, Emirates SkyCargo has also introduced specialised transportation solutions - Emirates Pharma and Emirates Fresh which have met with considerable success with customers.
With its combination of a modern widebody aircraft fleet, wide network and multiple flight frequencies to major global destinations, Emirates SkyCargo ensures some of the fastest travel times for cargo across continents.