SkyCargo’s trucking gives Dubai multimodal boost

With the move of its freighters to DWC, Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has strengthened the link between Dubai International and DWC, through its trucking operations, reinforcing the city’s multi-model logistics capability as a growing and popular global cargo hub.


SkyCargo’s trucking gives Dubai multimodal boost


With the move of its freighters to DWC, Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has strengthened the link between Dubai International and DWC, through its trucking operations, reinforcing the city’s multi-model logistics capability as a growing and popular global cargo hub.

Emirates SkyCargo launched its trucking operations on 1 May 2014 in tandem with the start of its freighter operates at DWC, and up until 1 September 2014 its fleet of 47 trucks has facilitated the transhipment of over 108,000 tonnes of various commodities from perishables to outsized cargo between Dubai International and DWC, recording over 17,000 round trips, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“Obviously ground transhipment requires the highest degree of care and special handling, from when the commodities are offloaded, right through to when it’s delivered and loaded,” said Nabil Sultan, Emirates divisional senior VP, Cargo. “An operation like this can only go to plan with nothing less than total cooperation from everyone involved. Th rough a joint effort, we have created a strong link between the three main cargo points in Dubai with service quality remaining at high standard. Th e ground transhipment service has now became embedded into our operations with the Emirates SkyCargo trucks becoming part a common sight in Dubai.”