Video: Emirates SkyCargo reaches trucking milestone
12 / 09 / 2018
Emirates SkyCargo has reached the milestone of transporting 1m ULDs through its bonded corridor trucking service (see video at end of article) connecting Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC).
Emirates SkyCargo launched the trucking corridor in April 2014, when the air cargo carrier first commenced freighter flights from Dubai World Central.
A fleet of 49 trucks, including 12 refrigerated trucks for temperature sensitive goods, link cargo between the two airports around the clock.
In total, the trucks have made more than 272,000 journeys, carrying 1.2 million tonnes of cargo between the two airports.
The airline explained that cargo arriving in Dubai often needs to connect from passenger flights to freighters or vice versa for their onward journey.
The movement of cargo between the two airports is achieved 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.
“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. Our fleet of 49 trucks function similar to a continuously rolling conveyor belt allowing connection times of 4.5 hours between cargo arrival at one airport and departure from the other, thereby effectively integrating two airports into a single hub,” said Henrik Ambak, Emirates senior vice president, cargo operations worldwide.
“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,” he added.