Emirates SkyCargo and United Cargo sign cargo interline and block space MoU

By Rebecca Jeffrey

Emirates SkyCargo and United Cargo have signed an MOU. Photo: Emirates

Emirates SkyCargo and United Cargo have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work closely on issues including expanding cargo interline options and block space agreements, pending regulatory approvals.

Signed at the IATA World Cargo Symposium (WCS), the MoU will build on existing cargo interline arrangements between both air cargo operators and offer freight customers access to more capacity on a larger combined global network.

United Cargo, which last year said it had decided against entering the full-freighter market, will have access to Emirates SkyCargo’s high frequency distribution network through the bellyhold of passenger flights to over 100 global destinations and 11 B777-F freighters.

Emirates SkyCargo will have access to over 200 cities in the US and 300 cities across five continents through United Cargo.

The MoU was signed at the IATA WCS by Nabil Sultan, Emirates divisional senior vice president, cargo, and Jan Krems, president, United Cargo.

Sultan said: “Emirates SkyCargo is committed to being the leading player in the global air cargo industry providing our customers with the highest standards of products and services.

“Cooperating with United, who is a leading airline in its own right with strengths and a network that are complementary to our own, will allow us to add value for our customers and help them reach new markets more speedily.”

Krems commented: “United is pleased to work with Emirates SkyCargo on this MoU. As one of the leading carriers worldwide, Emirates SkyCargo is an important player in the industry, and our supplementary capabilities allow us to provide new service offerings to our customers worldwide. We share a common commitment to providing industry-leading solutions for our customers and we look forward to working together in the future.”

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