Emirates SkyCargo wins dual honours

Sunday, May 7, 2017 — DUBAI, U.A.E., 7 May 2017- Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, continues to lead the air cargo industry by clinching two prestigious industry awards.

The air cargo carrier won the ‘Best Cargo Airline Middle East’ award at the annual Cargo Airline of the Year 2017 awards organised by Air Cargo News in London. This is the 28th time that Emirates SkyCargo has won this recognition in the 31 year history of the awards. The winners of the awards were selected based on voting by over 18,000 supply chain professionals from across the world over a two month period.

Emirates SkyCargo is the world’s largest international airline cargo operator. Its network spans 155 destinations in over 80 countries on six continents and operates in many of the world’s fastest developing markets. The carrier is an important facilitator of global trade helping exporters connect to their customers through its global hub in Dubai.

Emirates SkyCargo was also named ‘Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Manager of the Year’ at the Logistics Middle East Awards 2017. Held in Dubai, the Logistics Middle East Awards recognise excellence in supply chain and logistics across different business verticals in the Middle East. Emirates SkyCargo’s award was in recognition for Emirates SkyPharma- the innovative air transportation solution for secure transportation of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals.

In 2016, the carrier inaugurated a brand new, state of the art facility at Dubai International Airport dedicated exclusively to the transport of pharmaceutical products and was also certified as compliant to European Union Good Distribution Practices (GDP) guidelines for the transportation of medicinal products for human use by Bureau Veritas. Currently Emirates SkyCargo operates the world’s largest GDP certified multi-airport hub offering over 8000 square metres of dedicated space for pharmaceuticals at its cargo terminals in Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC).

Emirates SkyCargo operates a modern fleet of 259 wide-bodied aircraft including 15 freighters- 13 Boeing 777-Fs and two B747-400ERFs. Emirates SkyCargo works closely with its customers to develop specialised transportation solutions for different verticals. In addition to Emirates SkyPharma, Emirates SkyCargo has also introduced air transport solutions for perishables and high value automobiles. 

Ross Barnett, Cargo Manager, UK, (centre) receives the 'Best Cargo Airline Middle East' award at the ceremony organised by Air Cargo News
Julian Sutch, Manager Cargo Global Sales Pharma, Emirates SkyCargo (right) receives the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Manager of the Year award at the Logistics Middle East Awards

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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 14 freighters – 13 Boeing 777-Fs and one 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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