Emirates operates 1st SIN-DXB e-freight flight

Emirates SkyCargo, a leading proponent in the industry drive towards e-freight, recently marked another milestone with its first paperless flight between Singapore and Dubai.


B777-300ER


Emirates operates 1st SIN-DXB e-freight flight

Emirates SkyCargo, a leading proponent in the industry drive towards e-freight, recently marked another milestone with its first paperless flight between Singapore and Dubai. It became the first flight between the trade hubs to operate with a belly-hold filled entirely with shipments which had been processed electronically. A B777-300ER – with a belly-hold capacity of 23 tonnes – transported a diverse load, which included mobile phones, various other electronic goods and ship spare parts. E-freight is a collective cargo industry initiative facilitated by IATA with the goal of removing all paper Air Waybills, as well as every other document and certificate, by the end of 2014. Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates airline, is on track to meet the 2014 target with 51 of the locations it serves, e-freight compliant. Emirates launched its Singapore service in 1990 and with a B777-300ER now operating three times a day, with cargo capacity in the belly-hold of the passenger aircraft increased to 483 tonnes per week each way. This capacity was further boosted in September with the addition of a weekly freighter service to Dubai, operated by a B777F with a capacity of 103 tonnes. Emirates SkyCargo transports a diverse range of goods from Singapore, such as electronic equipment and products, ship spare parts, and oil well equipment to a number a destinations across the globe, including the Middle East, Africa and Europe, while in the other direction, it carries the likes of chilled meat, frozen foodstuffs, garments and electronic parts to Australasia, Europe and the Middle East.