Emirates SkyCargo takes delivery of new freighter to ramp up capacity

Emirates SkyCargo took delivery of its latest Boeing 777-F to boost its fleet capacity and cater to the growth in the industry.

Emirates’ freight division has seen a significant increase in cargo loads across its products, including pharma and fresh produce. In 2021-22, annual tonnage carried crossed 2.1 million, an increase of 15 percent, with the transport of perishables crossing 260,000 tons, and both pharma and valuable goods each growing by 17 percent.

Most global markets are experiencing an increase in demand, including China. Emirates SkyCargo will now serve China with an additional four freighter flights every week. From this week, Shanghai will be served with six direct flights, Beijing with two, and Guangzhou with four, adding more than 400 tons of cargo to and from China. 

Plans are also afoot to increase frequencies to Hanoi and Sydney with direct services. Additional frequencies to Nairobi are also earmarked to be part of a freighter multi-stop route from DWC to Eldoret International Airport in Kenya. The flight then hops to Nairobi before heading north to Maastricht, Netherlands, and then to Zaragoza, Spain, before the 777F returns home to DWC. At each stop, the freighter unloads and reloads with various types of cargo, including flowers, textiles, and pharma. 

Emirates SkyCargo offers a portfolio of solutions designed for the unique requirements of its varied customers. Whether it is perishable cargo such as food items and flowers; certified cool-chain handling for pharma products; valuables and technology items; cars and industrial items; champion horses and domestic pets; mail and courier items; or general cargo, the freight division has the experience and capabilities with specialized solutions to meet the needs of shippers.

Emirates SkyCargo was the launch customer for the Boeing 777-F, and the aircraft has been at the heart of the carrier’s operations since 2009. The aircraft’s range and payload capabilities allow time and temperature-sensitive shipments to be transported rapidly and efficiently from origin to destination.

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