Emirates bridges the gap for Uganda
31 / 12 / 2015
Emirates SkyCargo has flown an 84 tonnes load of heavy machinery and steel parts for a new bridge being built across the Nile River in Uganda.
The UAE-based passenger and freighter aircraft operator was awarded the charter by a Japanese construction company to carry the load from Tokyo’s Narita Airport to Entebbe via the cargo carrier’s hub in Dubai.
The bridge, located at Jinja near the source of the Nile, is expected to improve transport flows on the Northern Corridor route which links Uganda and neighbours Burundi, Rwanda and eastern DRC to Kenya.
To carry the cargo, Emirates SkyCargo used one of its Boeing 777 freighters.
Ravishankar Mirle, Emirates vice president, cargo commercial, Far East and Australasia, said: “This was a very high profile charter for what clearly is a very important project in Uganda.”
He added: “Our field teams in Japan and Uganda along with our Dubai based Freighter and Charters and hub operations teams worked very hard to ensure the success of this charter.”