Emirates Sky Cargo flew close to 2,6 million tonnes of cargo in 2018

The international air cargo carrier transported goods that have had a direct positive impact on the lives of millions

Emirates Sky Cargo flew close to 2,6 million tonnes of cargo in 2018

In 2018, Emirates SkyCargo carried over 73,000 tonnes of pharmaceutical cargo. With its fleet of over 270 modern aircraft and state of the art facilities including the world’s largest EU Good Distribution Practices (GDP) certified multi-airport hub at Dubai, the freight division of Emirates is able to securely and rapidly transport vaccines and other critical medicines around the world to destinations where they are most needed.

Addressing the importance of offering enhanced protection to pharmaceuticals on the move, Emirates SkyCargo introduced the pharma corridors initiative across select destinations on its network. Working with ground handling partners and other stakeholders, the initiative ensures uniform high standards for the handling of temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals from origin to destination. Emirates SkyCargo currently has 20 pharma stations across its network.

Over 1,100 tonnes of food including fruits, vegetables, fish and meat, were transported every single day by Emirates SkyCargo in 2018. With increasing levels of interest globally in international cuisine and culinary flavours, more and more people are looking to source produce from around the world in their local supermarkets.

From cherished pets to super cars and satellites, Emirates SkyCargo has developed vast expertise in transporting cargo that is extremely valuable to customers. The fleet of freighter aircraft operated a total of 395 charter flights between January and December 2018..

Emirates SkyCargo connects cargo customers across more than 155 destinations on six continents including over 40 cities linked by scheduled freighter services. In 2018, the airline expanded its reach by freighter services to Maastricht and extended its belly hold capacity to Santiago, Stansted and Edinburgh.

In addition to its direct destinations, Emirates SkyCargo is able to connect businesses in other regional destinations through its extensive global trucking network. Between January and December 2018, close to 158,000 tonnes of cargo were transported by truck to or from a destination served by Emirates SkyCargo.

At Emirates SkyCargo’s hub in Dubai, the 24*7 bonded trucking service connecting the carrier’s cargo terminals in Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Central moved over 300,000 tonnes of cargo in 2018. From its start in 2014, the service has transported more than 1 million Unit Loading Devices (ULDs) between the two airports.