Emirates SkyCargo teams up with Seafood Souq
18 / 09 / 2019
From left: Sayed Harris, cargo manager, Emirates SkyCargo; Sean Dennis, ceo and co-founder, Seafood Souq; Dennis Lister, vp cargo commercial development, Emirates SkyCargo and Dennis Konoplev, coo and co-founder, Seafood Souq
Emirates SkyCargo has signed a partnership with Seafood Souq, the creator of an online B2B marketplace application that helps seafood buyers procure products from all over the world.
Although the initial focus is on delivering fresh seafood from markets such as Norway, Cyprus, Chile, the US and Scotland to customers in the UAE and the Middle East, the Dubai-based start-up has plans to harness the potential of Emirates SkyCargo’s global network to reach a global clientele.
“The core aim of Seafood Souq is to provide access to fresh products in the quickest possible time by connecting customers to suppliers and allowing produce to be dispatched on the day that the order is received,” explains Sean Dennis, ceo and co-founder of Seafood Souq.
The company says, in addition to streamlining the traditional model of sourcing seafood, the application also allows for improved quality and traceability of the produce being transported. Better information-sharing facilitated by the platform means that there are likely to be fewer instances of mis-labelling and expiry of seafood.
“Not only does Emirates SkyCargo have a good frequency of flights into all the key global origin and destination markets for seafood but they also have the cool chain infrastructure and capabilities that allows seafood to retain its freshness during the journey,” Sean Dennis adds.
Dennis Lister, Emirates vp cargo commercial development, says: “”Our Emirates Fresh product is designed for the rapid and efficient transport of seafood and other perishables. With our modern aircraft and other equipment including dedicated Emirates Fresh Cool Dollies, Emirates White Covers and a state of the art hub in Dubai with extensive cool chain facilities, we are well positioned to support Seafood Souq as they continue to grow.”
Emirates SkyCargo transported over 400,000 tonnes of perishables across the world in 2018 including more than 70,000 tonnes of seafood.