Emirates SkyCargo has achieved another successful year and major milestones over the past twelve months.
In 2013, Emirates SkyCargo expanded its network and range of destination options for its customers by launching four new cargo-only destinations which began with Hanoi in Vietnam on February 6th, Chicago in the US on March 3rd, Kano in Nigeria on October 4th, and Quito in Ecuador on December 3rd.
It also began services to Warsaw, Algiers, Haneda, Stockholm Clark, Conakry, Sialkot and Kabul – with the launch of passenger services offering belly-hold capacity to these eight destinations.
To support its network growth, Emirates’ SkyCargo expanded its fleet during 2013 by adding three new Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft.
It now operates 12 freighters, ten B777 Fs and two B747-400 ERFs which currently serve 43 destinations around the world.
In March 2013, the freight division of Emirates strengthened its Cool Chain Premium Service with the appointment of an additional cool chain solutions provider, CSafe.
In 2013, SkyCargo carried more than 4000 tonnes of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical and healthcare products through its Cool Chain Premium Service.
With the Emirates and Qantas partnership that began in March 2013, Emirates SkyCargo and Qantas Freight cooperated on cargo capacity on each other’s passenger services offering cargo capacity to a combined total of over 200 ports across six continents.
In April 2013, Emirates SkyCargo became the first carrier to implement Electronic-Air Waybill shipments under the industry’s recently ratified multilateral e-AWB standard, demonstrating its continued leadership in adopting the latest innovations and industry standards.
During the year Emirates SkyCargo has entered into over 190 global and local bilateral and multi-lateral e-AWB agreements with its customers to support the transition from paper Air Waybills to electronic Air waybills.