Emirates introduces second Shanghai service
Trade between the Gulf and Mainland China has been given a further boost with the provision of Emirates SkyCargo's second weekly freighter flight between Dubai and Shanghai. Emirates plans to launch a passenger service on the route next August.
Both cities are leading commercial centers and the flights provide shippers and freight forwarders at both ends of the route with fast, convenient connections into each other's markets.
The flights are operated with a Boeing 747-400F with capacity for 120 tons and provide the first-ever direct air link between Dubai and mainland China. Imports into Shanghai include heavy machinery for infrastructure projects, auto parts and packaging materials. Exports comprise general cargo including toys, electronics and time definite items such as computer chips.
Emirates' direct flights considerably reduce transportation costs for shippers. Previously, goods were routed via other points in Asia or, in some cases, even via Europe to the Middle East. Emirates operates regular cargo-only flights from Dubai to Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Liège, Shanghai and Bangkok. — (menareport.com)
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