Jun 16, 2017: Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, transported Design-1 sports car from UAE to France. The sports car is entirely designed and built in the UAE and will be exhibited during the prestigious ‘24 hours of Le Mans’ endurance race.
The design-1 sports car is designed by Jannarelly Automotive with Equation Composites– the first company to have acquired a car manufacturing license in the country. Inspired by the classic sports cars of the 1960s, the Jannarelly Design-1 is a lightweight retro-futuristic car built using hi-tech composite materials. Equation Composites uses a small team of specialists to build each car, valued anywhere between $70,000 and $90,000, allowing for a high degree of customisation according to the specific requirements of customers.
Emirates SkyCargo worked with Prodex worldwide, a specialist freight forwarding company providing specialist transport, logistics and warehousing services across a number of domains including the aerospace and automotive industry, to transport the Jannarelly Design-1 from Dubai to Lyon. Emirates SkyCargo offers a specialised transportation solution - Emirates SkyWheels – to transport high value and premium automobiles.
Emirates SkyCargo regularly transports high-value premium and luxury automobiles on both its passenger aircraft and freighters across its global network of over 155 destinations. The transportation of these vehicles is managed by experienced staff that is specifically trained on loading and unloading vehicles from aircraft with the utmost attention to care and safety.
Emirates SkyCargo works with leading car manufacturers as well as car collectors to facilitate movement of cars across continents. Recently the air cargo carrier provided a bespoke Emirates SkyWheels solution to Jaguar Land Rover in order to transport cars from the UK to Chicago for testing. In November 2016, Emirates SkyCargo was one of the sponsors of the inaugural Gulf Concours car competition and brought in many rare classic and modern bespoke luxury supercars to Dubai from across the world.