Emirates SkyCargo handles 1000th e-freight shipment

IN December, Emirates SkyCargo became the first e-freight compliant carrier in the Middle East. Today, it has successfully handled more than 1,000 e-freight shipments. The 1,000th e-freight shipment was sent by Dubai based Allport Cargo from Dubai to London Heathrow. To date, the leading freight forwarder network-wide is DHL Global Forwarding, with nearly 400 shipments on Emirates SkyCargo alone.

Niranjan Navaratnarajah, Emirates manager cargo systems and revenue planning and co-chairperson of the Dubai implementation team, said: “Part of the reason for the quick uptake in Dubai is the complete buy-in from the authorities involved in implementing the initiative.”

Forwarders who send traffic using e-freight reduce cycle times and send their products with greater reliability and accuracy using a one-time electronic data entry at point of origin. It has better visibility as electronic documentation allows for online track and trace functionality. It is estimated that e-freight saves the industry US$1.2 billion annually through reduced inventories and document processing cost savings.

Navaratnarajah added, that while many freight forwarders had started sending e-freight shipments on enabled routes, there was still a lot of potential for growth – with more forwarders still to begin using it, as well as a greater number of shipments to be sent via e-freight.


Share this story

Related Topics

Latest news

Leipzig/Halle expects another busy year for cargo after a record 2020

By Damian Brett

Leipzig/Halle Airport handled record air cargo volumes last year and it is expecting further growth in 2021. The German airport…

Read More

Share this story

Cargo demand at Schiphol dips as passenger services take a hit

By Rachelle Harry

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport saw cargo volumes decline in 2020, as passenger services worldwide — and bellyhold capacity — were impacted…

Read More

Share this story

Air France-KLM extends contract with Swissport in Saudi Arabia

By Rachelle Harry

Air France-KLM Group has extended its contract with ground handler Swissport for its operations in Saudi Arabia. As a result…

Read More

Share this story