Wednesday, October 12, 2016 — 12 October 2016, DUBAI, U.A.E., Emirates SkyCargo, the world’s largest international cargo airline, is expanding its presence in Scandinavia with the launch of a new weekly freighter service from Oslo to Dubai starting 11 October 2016.
The service is operated by an Emirates Skycargo Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft which has the capacity to carry just over 100 tonnes of cargo. Large and outsized shipments can also be easily uplifted through the aircraft’s wide main deck cargo doors. The cargo capacity offered through the weekly freighter is in addition to the 175 tonnes of belly hold capacity offered on the 5 weekly Boeing 777-300ER passenger flights from Oslo.
The new weekly freighter service from Oslo will facilitate increasing exports of seafood, in particular salmon, from Norway. The last six years have witnessed a doubling of Norwegian seafood exports* because of increased demand from global customers for Norwegian salmon, trout, cod and crab.
Emirates SkyCargo has state of the art facilities at its Emirates SkyCentral freighter hub at Dubai World Central for the transportation of temperature sensitive seafood shipments. This includes over 15,000 square metres of temperature controlled storage space and 12 dedicated reefer trucks operating 24/7 between Dubai World Central and Dubai International Airport offering a transit time of just 5 hours between arrival of goods at Dubai World Central and their departure on belly hold capacity in passenger flights from Dubai International Airport to over 150 destinations across 82 countries in six continents across the world.
Watch an Emirates SkyCargo Case Study Video on how salmon are transported from Norway to restaurants in Japan.
Emirates SkyCargo remains an important facilitator of trade between Scandinavia and the rest of the world offering nearly 600 tonnes of weekly cargo capacity through passenger flights to Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm and freighter services to Copenhagen and Oslo.
EK 9370 arrives at Oslo every Tuesday at 10.05hrs and will depart from Oslo at 12.00hrs reaching Dubai at 18.40hrs on the same day. The Norwegian capital is the latest to join Emirates SkyCargo’s network of over 50 freighter destinations across the world. Emirates SkyCargo operates a fleet of 15 dedicated freighters- 13 Boeing 777-Fs and two B747-400ERFs out of its Emirates SkyCentral freighter hub at Dubai World Central.
*As reported by Norwegian Seafood Council
Emirates SkyCargo case study: Salmon