Australian delegation visits Emirates SkyCargo’s cool chain facilities

Sunday, June 12, 2016 — DUBAI, U.A.E., 12 June 2016 – A senior Australian delegation led by Australian Ambassador to the UAE, His Excellency Arthur Spyrou, visited Emirates SkyCargo’s state of the art cargo terminal SkyCentral at Al Maktoum International- Dubai World Central Airport (DWC) on Wednesday 8th June 2016. The delegation included the Australian Consul-General, His Excellency Gerard Seeber, Deputy Consul-General and Trade Commissioner Ms Elodie Journet, and other representatives from the Australian Embassy in the UAE. 

The delegation toured Emirates SkyCargo’s extensive Cool Chain facilities, focusing particularly on the carrier’s capabilities in transporting food products including fresh produce, sea food, and meat. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is one of the largest meat markets for Australia and the Australian government is looking at ways in which to further encourage Australian organisations to take advantage of the Dubai Logistics hub. 

Emirates SkyCargo is the largest international cargo operator in the world and helps transport cargo to customers in over 150 destinations across the globe. Emirates has a dedicated fleet of 15 freighters 13 Boeing 777Fs, and two Boeing 747-400Fs. 

Emirates SkyCentral began operations in May 2014 and can handle up to 700,000 tonnes of cargo every year. SkyCentral has 15,000 square metres of dedicated storage for temperature-sensitive goods such as pharmaceuticals, fresh fruits and vegetables and seafood. 

Australian Delegation visits Emirates SkyCargo's Cool Chain Facilities.
Australian Delegation visits Emirates SkyCargo's Cool Chain Facilities.
Australian Ambassador to the UAE (centre) at Emirates SkyCargo's Cool Chain facilities.

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Emirates SkyCargo is the largest international airline cargo operator in the world. With an unrivalled route network, we connect cargo customers to over 150 cities in 83 countries on six continents and operate in many of the world’s fastest developing markets. Our cargo hold capacity comprises Emirates’ fleet of over 255 aircraft, including 15 freighters – 13 Boeing 777-Fs and two B747-400ERFs.

Emirates SkyCargo operates state-of-the-art cargo facilities at its dual hub locations in Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC) with cargo being moved 24/7 by truck between the two airports via a bonded virtual corridor.

Emirates SkyCargo offers specialised cool chain solutions for perishables and temperature sensitive product such as pharmaceuticals. The carrier operates the first and the largest GDP certified multi-airport hub in the world with 8600 square metres of dedicated space for pharmaceuticals across its hub.

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