Emirates SkyCargo Opens New GDP Certified Pharma Terminal in Dubai

Emirates SkyCargo have officially launched Emirates SkyPharma, their new purpose-built facility at Dubai International Airport (DXB), offering 4,000 sqm of space dedicated to pharma life sciences cargo.

The new purpose built Emirates SkyPharma facility is part of the new 11,000 sqm extension of Emirates SkyCentral terminal at Dubai International Airport. The new facility features temperature controlled zones (2-8 degree Celsius and 15-25 degree Celsius), 88 temperature controlled individual positions in the automated ULD (aircraft pallet) handling system and 5 temperature controlled acceptance and delivery truck docks.

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The new facility works in conjunction with Emirates SkyCentral DWC, the carrier’s freighter hub in Dubai World Central which offers 4,600 sqm of dedicated area for pharmaceutical cargo. Emirates SkyCargo is the first cargo airline in the world that has obtained GDP certification for its hub operations covering two airports and the 24/7 bonded trucking service that connects cargo between them. The carrier also operates the largest GDP certified area in the world offering a total area of 8,600 sqm of combined handling space dedicated for pharmaceutical products at Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Central.


“Pharmaceuticals are one of the most important products we transport because of the impact on people’s lives and communities across the world,” said Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo. “As a leader in the global air cargo industry we decided that it was not only important for us to build state-of- the-art cool chain facilities for the transport of pharma products but to also go the extra mile and ensure the compliance of our operations against the highest international standards. Our customers can continue to rest easy knowing that shipping their high-value and temperature-sensitive goods with Emirates SkyCargo is a safe and efficient choice for their business and end customers.”