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Emirates SkyCargo bags important pharma recognition for the second year running

Dubai, UAE, 09 July 2018- Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has received the prestigious 2018 Carrier Award for Reliability and Excellence (CARE) by DHL Global Forwarding for the transportation of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals. The award was received by Henrik Ambak, Emirates Senior Vice President, Cargo Operations Worldwide at the 18th Global Life Sciences & Healthcare Conference organised by DHL at Baveno, Italy.

The DHL CARE award recognises air cargo carriers who offer exceptional service, quality, ground handling and innovative technologies and processes for pharmaceutical shipments. This is the second time in a row that Emirates SkyCargo has won the DHL CARE Award and the achievement reinforces Emirates SkyCargo’s position as one of the global leaders in the air cargo industry for the transport of pharmaceuticals.

Over the last three years, Emirates SkyCargo has invested in the development of cutting edge infrastructure and a sophisticated suite of solutions for the secure transportation of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals across its network of 160 destinations in six continents. 

Emirates SkyCargo operates the world’s largest GDP certified multi-airport hub in Dubai with over 8,600 square metres of combined handling space dedicated for pharmaceutical products at its two cargo terminals Emirates SkyCentral DXB and Emirates SkyCentral DWC. Emirates Pharma, the air cargo carrier’s three-tiered specialised solution for the transport of pharmaceuticals, has been well received by customers and volumes of pharmaceuticals transported by Emirates SkyCargo have grown by over 30% since the time of the launch.

The air cargo carrier has developed innovative equipment such as the Emirates Pharma Cool Dollies and the White Cover range of thermal blanket, built in collaboration with DuPont, to provide an enhanced level of thermal insulation for pharma cargo on the ramp.

Emirates SkyCargo has gone the next step to provide an unbroken cool chain for temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals by introducing pharma corridors. Working with ground handling partners and other stakeholders across twelve stations, the air cargo carrier offers supplementary protection from origin to destination for pharmaceutical cargo.

Emirates SkyCargo will continue to work closely with its customers in the pharmaceutical industry to develop the next level of products and solutions for the timely and secure transportation of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals.

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Sukanya Ramanujan Emirates Public Relations, Emirates Group
Sukanya Ramanujan Emirates Public Relations, Emirates Group
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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 160 cities across six continents and operate in many of the world’s fastest developing markets. Our cargo hold capacity comprises Emirates’ fleet of over 265 aircraft, including 14 freighters – 13 Boeing 777-Fs and one B747F.

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.

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