Emirates SkyCargo reports 4 percent increase in 2018 traffic

Logistics companies and carriers are beginning to release their end-of-the-year results – one of the first being Dubai-based Emirates SkyCargo, which moved 2.6 million tonnes of cargo during the year, a 4 percent increase over the 2.5 million tonnes it moved in 2017. One reason for the increase could be the expansion of its global network, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 9, 2019

Emirates SkyCargo adds Chile to its Latin American network

Yesterday, Emirates SkyCargo added Santiago to its airfreight network, making it the carrier’s sixth South American destination, following Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Viracopos, Buenos Aires and Ciudad del Este. The 777-200LR service will launch July 5, offering 15 tonnes of capacity between Chile, China, Russia and the Middle East, via the carrier’s hub in […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 29, 2018

Emirates seeks to recruit U.S.-based pilots due to shortage

Emirates Airlines, one of the world’s largest cargo carriers, is responding to the ongoing shortage of qualified pilots with a new strategy – last week, releasing a tour schedule through the United States, calling it the “Emirates Pilot Roadshow” in hopes of recruiting pilots in person to be based out of the airline’s hub in […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 12, 2018

Emirates increases frequency between Dubai, Angola

Emirates Airlines has added two weekly flights between Dubai and Luanda, the capital of Angola, increasing its service between the two destinations to five times per week, starting July 1, and then ramping up to daily service, starting in winter. The carrier will employ a 777-300ER aircraft on the route, which will provide 23 tonnes […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 12, 2018

UPS launches longest-ever scheduled flight from Louisville to Dubai, using 747-8F [VIDEO]

At approximately 12,400 kilometers, UPS’ new Louisville-Dubai route is the longest regularly-scheduled flight UPS has ever operated, thanks to its fleet of new long-range 747-8 freighters. The daily nonstop flight, from UPS’ global air hub in Louisville, U.S., to Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will cut time-in-transit from North and South America to […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 5, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo’s pharma investments pay off in record volumes for 2017

Emirates SkyCargo wrapped up a year of record volumes and expansion, carrying 2.5 million tonnes of freight this year across its global network. The carrier’s president, Tim Clark, commented that despite challenging market conditions, the carrier had successfully implemented initiatives to boost revenues, trim costs, and used emerging technologies “to make our business and operations […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 29, 2017

Siemens gets order to digitize dnata’s Dubai cargo operations

Air cargo keeps getting smarter, and operators in Dubai are eager to be on the cutting edge. With that goal in mind, ground handler and cargo terminal operator dnata placed an order with Siemens Postal, Parcel and Airport Logistics for a cloud-based software platform to manage dnata’s Dubai cargo operations. The order expands Siemens’ already […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 7, 2017

SkyCargo adds SkyCell, va-Q-tec to its temperature-controlled offer

Emirates SkyCargo has inked container-rental service agreements with SkyCell and va-Q-tec, adding to the range of cool-chain container options available to its pharma customers. SkyCell’s temperature-controlled containers are designed to maintain products for several days at +2°C to +8°C and +15°C to +25°C, even under extreme ambient temperatures ranging from -35°C to +65°C. The containers […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 15, 2017

Dubai conference ends with plea for data collaboration

DUBAI – This year’s Air Cargo Handling conference ended today with stakeholders from across the air cargo sector promising to collaborate to make air cargo a more competitive alternative to land and water modes of transport. The general consensus was that greater sharing of data would be the quickest way to achieve such a goal. […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 22, 2016

Tech firms vie to improve forwarder-shipper communication

DUBAI – Forwarders are famously circumspect, especially when it comes to altering time-proven methods. However, at this year’s Pharma and Biosciences Conference of the Cool Chain Association (CCA) and Air Cargo Handling conference, there was growing consensus here that forwarders need to work more closely with shippers to transport pharmaceuticals and other temperature-sensitive shipments. Achieving […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 21, 2016

Carriers, forwarders, shippers push for cool chain standardization

DUBAI – To ensure that there is “global consistency” in the way temperature-sensitive materials are handled, the cool chain industry needs to institutionalize best practices, through certifications – such as Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV-Pharma) and Good Distribution Practices (GDP) – and also through proper training, said panelists here yesterday […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 20, 2016

Emirates seeks South Asian cargo with Hong Kong-Delhi-Dubai route

Emirates’ SkyCargo is consolidating its air cargo business in the Far East and the Indian subcontinent through a weekly freighter service from Hong Kong to Dubai via Delhi, starting June 1. The company explained its strategy as a way to “tap increasing cargo movements between Hong Kong, the world’s top cargo hub, and Delhi, India’s […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 1, 2016

Ethiopian Cargo returns to Brussels

In what has got to be a sigh of relief for Brussels Airport, Ethiopian Airlines Cargo will resume operations at the airport beginning March 26, with 12 full cargo flights a week. Last November, Ethiopian moved its cargo operations from BRU to Masstricht-Aachen in the Netherlands because of the Belgian government’s delay in responding to […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 21, 2016

Hoverboards banned on multiple carriers due to fire risk

One of the hottest gifts for this holiday season may be hotter than many consumers expect. Delta Air Lines, United Continental Holdings, American Airlines, British Airways and charter carrier Rectrix Aviation have banned the carriage of popular “hoverboard”motorized skateboard-like scooters after numerous reports that the lithium-ion batteries that power the toys are causing fires. A […]
  • Staff Reports
  • December 11, 2015
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