Australian delegation visits Emirates SkyCargo's Cool Chain Facilities2
A senior Australian delegation led by Australian Ambassador to the UAE, His Excellency Arthur Spyrou, visited Emirates SkyCargo’s state of the art cargo terminal SkyCentral at Al Maktoum International- Dubai World Central Airport (DWC) on Wednesday 8th June 2016. The delegation included the Australian Consul-General, His Excellency Gerard Seeber, Deputy Consul-General and Trade Commissioner Ms Elodie Journet, and other representatives from the Australian Embassy in the UAE.
The delegation toured Emirates SkyCargo’s extensive Cool Chain facilities, focusing particularly on the carrier’s capabilities in transporting food products including fresh produce, sea food, and meat. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is one of the largest meat markets for Australia and the Australian government is looking at ways in which to further encourage Australian organisations to take advantage of the Dubai Logistics hub.
Emirates SkyCargo is the largest international cargo operator in the world and helps transport cargo to customers in over 150 destinations across the globe. Emirates has a dedicated fleet of 15 freighters 13 Boeing 777Fs, and two Boeing 747-400Fs.
Emirates SkyCentral began operations in May 2014 and can handle up to 700,000 tonnes of cargo every year. SkyCentral has 15,000 square metres of dedicated storage for temperature-sensitive goods such as pharmaceuticals, fresh fruits and vegetables and seafood.