4 June 2013
DUBAI, U.A.E., 4th June, 2013: Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, demonstrates its position as a leading global player by participating in the ‘Transport Logistic 2013’ and its accompanying conference event ‘Air Cargo Europe’ for the sixth consecutive year, which runs from 4th to 7th June 2013 in Munich.
“Germany has become one of our most vital markets in Europe since our market launch in 1987. In the last twelve months, Emirates transported 80,000 tonnes of machinery, vehicles, chemicals, foodstuffs and textiles from Germany via our world-class Cargo Mega Terminal in Dubai to consumers all around the world,” said Pradeep Kumar, Emirates Senior Vice President - Cargo Revenue Optimisation and Systems. “Transport logistic is the ideal place for us to meet with customers, shippers, freight forwarders and service providers from our key markets to discuss innovative air cargo products and solutions.”
Emirates SkyCargo offers nearly 2500 tonnes total weekly capacity from Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf and Hamburg, including freighter services from Frankfurt and belly-hold cargo capacity from all four gateways. Emirates links Germany with Dubai, the Middle and Far East, Africa, Asia and Australia nine times a day operating triple-daily scheduled nonstop flights from Frankfurt as well as double daily nonstop services from Düsseldorf, Munich and Hamburg. Emirates SkyCargo currently operates a total of eight weekly Boeing freighter services between Germany and Dubai, of which seven are from Frankfurt and one from Dusseldorf via Frankfurt. In addition, the airline operates two weekly cargo-only flights from Frankfurt to Campinas (Sao Paulo/Brazil).
Successful start for the Emirates SkyCargo team at the “Transport Logistic” in Munich, the world´s largest trade fair for transport and logistics. From left to right Robert Siegel, Vice President Cargo Commercial Operations Europe and Americas, Pradeep Kumar, Senior Vice President Cargo Revenue Optimisation and Systems and Prakash Nair, Manager Cargo Sales Development.
In May, Emirates SkyCargo reported strong 2012-13 financial results with a revenue of US$ 2.8 billion, an eight per cent increase over last year. The tonnage increased by 16 per cent reaching a remarkable 2.1 million tonnes in a shrinking airfreight market, highlighting the airline’s ability to grow revenues against the industry norm. Contributing 15 per cent of Emirates’ total transport revenue Emirate SkyCargo continues to play an integral role in the company’s expanding operations.
Earlier this year, the freight division significantly boosted its cargo capacity with the addition of three new Boeing 777F aircraft and two new cargo-only destinations, Hanoi and Chicago, taking its freighter fleet to ten aircraft and its dedicated freighter network to 13 destinations. These are Taipei, Chittagong, Eldoret, Lilongwe, Chicago, Almaty, Gothenburg, Zaragoza, Viracopos, Tripoli, Djibouti, Hanoi and Liege.
Emirates SkyCargo currently serves a route network of more than 130 destinations in 77 countries, spanning six continents across the globe. It will also launch flights to Tokyo Haneda in June, Stockholm in September and Clark in the Philippines in October.
In recognition of its overall policy of excellence in every area of operation, Emirates SkyCargo was recently presented with a number of prestigious industry awards, such as ‘Cargo Airline of the Year 2013’, ‘Best Middle East Cargo Airline’ (both Air Cargo News), ‘Best Air Cargo Carrier Middle East’ (AFSCA), ‘Cargo Operator of the Year’(SCATA) and ‘Cargo Excellence Award’ and ‘Diamond Award’ (both Air Cargo World).