Emirates SkyCargo outlines Covid-19 safety measures at its handling facilities

By Rachelle Harry

Emirates SkyCargo tunnel

Emirates SkyCargo has given an update on its operations as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

The carrier is currently operating scheduled flights on its Boeing 777-F and Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to almost 60 global destinations.

Emirates SkyCargo is also playing its role in the fight against Covid-19 by transporting essential medical cargo including PPEs and pharmaceuticals on a daily basis across its network.

Highlighting its efforts at keeping its staff and customers safe, Emirates Skycargo explained that it has set up thermal body temperature scanners at key locations at its hub in Dubai, as well as four sanitisation tunnels (pictured) for employees and visitors to go through prior to entering the Emirates SkyCentral cargo terminal at Dubai International Airport. The tunnels utilise non-toxic sanitisers to neutralise germs and viruses without causing any harm to the person passing through the tunnel.

In addition, Emirates SkyCargo revealed that it is continuously disinfecting its cargo terminal, including the cargo handling and storage areas, customer reception areas and cargo drop-off and pick-up areas. The carrier also disinfects its aircraft cargo holds and equipment including ULDs on a regular basis.

Henrik Ambak, Emirates senior vice president of cargo operations worldwide, commented: “Over the last few weeks we have scaled up our operations to a position where we are handling around 3,000 tonnes of cargo on a daily basis. In these conditions, we want to make sure that we maintain an operating environment that is safe for our teams and for our customers.

“Consolidating all our cargo operations at one location at our hub, installing sanitiser facilities, instilling social distancing and protective behaviour in our people and continuous disinfection of our facilities are just some of the measures we have taken over the last few weeks.

“Emirates SkyCargo will always put safety first ahead of all other considerations. We will continue to evaluate and implement initiatives that will enhance the safety of our employees and protect our operations globally.”

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