Emirates SkyCargo transports 1 mn ULDs through its trucking service
Emirates SkyCargo has transported one millionth unit loading device (ULD) connecting Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC) through its bonded corridor trucking service.
Sep 12, 2018: Emirates SkyCargo has transported one millionth unit loading device (ULD) connecting Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC) through its bonded corridor trucking service.
A fleet of 49 trucks, including 12 refrigerated trucks for temperature sensitive goods, link cargo between the two airports on a 24x7 basis.
Emirates SkyCargo facilitates global trade by connecting cargo across 160 international destinations through its hub in Dubai where it has two state-of-the-art Emirates SkyCentral cargo terminals. Cargo arriving in Dubai often need to connect from passenger flights to freighters or vice versa for their onward journey.
The movement of cargo between the two airports is achieved seamlessly through the bonded trucking service with a transit time of 4.5 hours between the arrival of goods on freighter aircraft to their departure from passenger aircraft and vice versa. Quick transfer of cargo from the trucks is ensured by the availability of 40 loading and unloading docks at the Emirates SkyCentral cargo terminals.
“Emirates SkyCargo is the only air cargo carrier to operate a two-airport cargo hub capable of handling close to 3 million tonnes of cargo in a year. Moving one million ULDs through Emirates SkyCargo’s bonded virtual corridor in just four years is a testimony to the critical importance of this service to our total offering,” said Henrik Ambak, Emirates senior VP, cargo operations Worldwide.
Over the last four years, the trucking service has helped connect more than one million ULDs over more than 272,000 trips between the two airports. A total of over 1.2 million tonnes of cargo, ranging from temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals and perishables to luxury cars, has been shuttled by the fleet of trucks. The fleet of trucks are maintained and operated by Allied Transport Company, based out of Dubai South, on behalf of Emirates SkyCargo.