King Shaka welcomes first cargo customer

Dube TradePort’s (DTP) cargo terminal welcomed its first international freighter on 20 June, when an Emirates SkyCargo B747-400F touched down, departing later in the day carrying outsized cargo bound for Dubai. The arrival officially marked the beginning of a new era for international air-trade through KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and the Southern African region. “This freighter operation […]


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Dube TradePort’s (DTP) cargo terminal welcomed its first international freighter on 20 June, when an Emirates SkyCargo B747-400F touched down, departing later in the day carrying outsized cargo bound for Dubai. The arrival officially marked the beginning of a new era for international air-trade through KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and the Southern African region. “This freighter operation was a milestone for Emirates SkyCargo and its partners, Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) and DTP, as it was the first international commercial freighter service to go into the new King Shaka International Airport (KSIA),” said Emirates’ cargo manager – Durban, Ricky Isaac. “The increased capacity of the new airport and cargo terminal bodes well for the future expansion of the air freight industry in KwaZulu-Natal, and Emirates SkyCargo looks forward to playing an integral part of this growth.”