SkyCargo opens more doors
02 / 02 / 2011
EMIRATES SkyCargo will add cargo capacity to its Vienna route and begin a sea-air freight integration movement in Dubai.
SkyCargo has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai World trade facilitator Dubai Trade, which proposes allowing users of Dubai Trade’s website portal to directly access SkyCargo airfreight services through the website, while payment for the services is made directly to the cargo service provider.
“This MoU is a well-targeted initiative that will serve as a stepping stone towards the full-scale integration of sea-air cargo movement and, consequently, to further strengthen the competitive advantage of Dubai as the region’s leading trading hub,” Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah, group chief executive officer, Dubai World, & chairman, Dubai Trade, said.
The MoU also opens the doors to future integration of SkyCargo’s customer database with Dubai Trade’s user database to enable a more seamless supply chain experience.
Outside of the UAE, Emirates’ Austrian branch will begin four additional weekly flights to Vienna starting with the summer timetable. The new flights will also be used for extended cargo transport, as each flight can accommodate 15 tonnes of freight.