SkyCargo’s perishables traffic continues to bloom

Emirates SkyCargo said in mid- August that it had carried 55,246 tonnes of temperature sensitive goods since it moved operations to Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC) on 1 May.


SkyCargo’s perishables traffic continues to bloom


Emirates SkyCargo said in mid- August that it had carried 55,246 tonnes of temperature sensitive goods since it moved operations to Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC) on 1 May. These goods include perishable products such as fruit, vegetables, flowers, fresh meat, as well as pharmaceuticals. The freighter terminal at DWC has an advanced storage systems and a perishable area designed to handle around 140,000 tonnes of cargo a year, according to SkyCargo.

Emirates permanently shifted its SkyCargo operations to Dubai’s newest airport in the second quarter, however, continues passenger operations at Dubai International. Emirates use trucks to transport cargo between the two airports.

In 2013, the freight division of Emirates handled more than 313,000 tonnes of time and temperature sensitive goods on its freighters and in the belly hold of its passenger aircraft, it said. Overall SkyCargo carried a total of 2.1 million tonnes of cargo last year bringing in Dh10.3 billion (US$2.8 billion) revenue, the cargo division said in January.