Emirates Fresh by Emirates SkyCargo Records a Successful First Year
Emirates SkyCargo recently announced they had experienced an extremely successful year for the transportation of perishable goods. The company puts the success down to their Emirates Fresh service which is a specialized portfolio of solutions for transporting by air a whole host of perishable goods across their global network.
Emirates Fresh was launched in April 2017 and since then has transported nearly 400,000 tonnes of perishables across three categories.
The largest perishable category was fruit and vegetables, with over 150,000 tonnes being transported throughout the world by Emirates SkyCargo last year. India was the leading exporter of fruits and vegetables accounting for more than a fifth of the total volume.
The UAE has a thriving international food scene catering to a large expatriate population resulting in nearly half of the fruits and vegetables from across the world being imported into the UAE.
The Air Freight Carrier also transported more than 65,000 tonnes of seafood and approximately 60,000 tonnes of meat in the last year. Seafood goods such as salmon have been transported from Norway to East Asia while nearly 25,000 tonnes of premium meat from Australia and New Zealand has arrived on dinner tables in the Middle East.
The third and final perishable category, plants and fresh flowers have also recorded high volume with over 50,000 tonnes being moved between the April 2017 and March 2018.
Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President for Cargo, Nabil Sultan said, “Since its launch last year, we have received extremely positive feedback on Emirates Fresh from our customers,”
He further explained, “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.”
Emirates SkyCargo boasts an impressive cargo capacity on their fleet of over 265 modern, all wide-body aircraft which includes 14 dedicated freighters. Their cargo terminals in Dubai are replete with state-of-the-art technology and offer extensive cool chain facilities.