Emirates SkyCargo has launched a new service on the burgeoning Middle East-Africa trade with a B747-400F operating weekly between Dubai and Ghana, in support of the thriving import and export industry generated by one of the world’s fastest growing economies.
“Ghana is booming at the moment – exporting items such as oil and gas equipment, pineapples, mangoes, a variety of vegetables, fresh fish and lobsters – so strengthening our commitment to West Africa with the introduction of this weekly freighter makes great business sense,” said Hiran Perera, Emirates’ SVP Cargo Planning & Freighters.
Goods from Ghana will be distributed from Dubai to locations across the Middle East, Europe, the Far East and the US. Goods going into Ghana include electrical equipment, clothing and mobile phones from the Far East and pharmaceuticals from Europe. The freight from Frankfurt to Dubai will include car parts, machinery and a diverse range of general merchandise.