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the perception of Dubai in the minds of global cargo customers from a transit stop to be avoided in summer because of high temperatures to a preferred state of the art point of connection to markets around the world. Emirates SkyCargo has

invested in developing modern and ‘fit for purpose’ infrastructure at its Emirates SkyCentral hubs at Dubai

International Airport (DXB) and

Dubai World chain facilities Every day, around Central

(DWC) cargo terminals. This includes extensive cool


dedicated storage space for pharmaceutical cargo. With a combined capacity of over 2 million tonnes of cargo per annum, the terminals see movement of close to 5,000 shipments and over 6 million kilos of cargo per day including during the summer season.

1,100 tonnes of food and other perishable products originating from different parts of the world move through Emirates SkyCargo’s terminals in Dubai. This summer, there was an increase of close to 6,000 tonnes in the total quantity of perishables passing through Dubai compared to 2017. Close to 35% of perishables arriving at Dubai are destined for the UAE with the rest travelling on

to reach global consumers. Since 2016, Emirates

SkyCargo has also introduced specialized transportation solutions that


Emirates Fresh. Innovative equipment such as the air cargo carrier’s fleet of 17 Cool Dollies for perishables at the hub make sure that cargo is not exposed to temperature changes when being loaded or unloaded from the aircraft or being transported to and from the terminal. Use of Emirates


SkyCargo White Covers perishable shipments also provides a robust first level protection against thermal fluctuations. Among the products offered

by Qatar Airways Cargo is QR Fresh, its air freight service for perishable products like fruits, flowers, vegetables, meat, fish etc. that require temperature control during transit. The innovative QR fresh solutions maintains all types of perishables at the optimal temperature from arrival at their origin airport through to their final destination, thus preserving their high quality and extending their shelf life. Designated airside

t emperatu re- cont rol led areas keep shipment at the correct temperature prior to aircraft departure. For example, its Doha cargo hub operates in accordance to the highest industry standards and is compliant with Good Distribution Practice (GDP) and IATA’s Chapter 17 (Perishable Cargo Regulations). Shipments are stored, transported and handled under suitable conditions as required by the product specification. The Climate Control team proactively monitors every pharmaceutical and perishable shipment from end to end, ensuring the cool chain process is seamless. Main features at the hub

are Quick Ramp Transfer (QRT) transportation between ramp and warehouse with refrigerated vehicles that provide perfect temperature control during transportation, t emperatu re- cont rol led handling and storage at the HIA cargo terminal in the appropriate temperature zone and 64 temperature- controlled positions for units requiring refrigeration. The 2,470 square meter

Shipping perishables? We’re on it.

When you’re shipping perishable goods, speed and reliability are must-haves. That’s exactly what you get with Hawaiian Air Cargo. Learn more at

Auckland | Boston | Brisbane | Hilo | Honolulu | Kahului | Kona | Lāna‘i City | Las Vegas | Līhu‘e | Los Angeles

New York City (JFK) | Oakland | Osaka (Kansai) | Pago Pago | Papeete | Phoenix | Portland | Sacramento | San Diego San Francisco | Seattle | Seoul (Incheon) | Sydney | Tokyo (Haneda) | Tokyo (Narita)

Climate Control Center situated

at the airside is

equipped with segregated t emperatu re- cont rol led sections for storing pharmaceuticals and perishables transiting the hub. It has two zones operating for 2° to 8°C or 15° to 25°C, with a capacity to hold a total of 156-unit load devices (ULDs) at a time, in addition to the 64 temperature-controlled cells at the cargo terminal’s cold room. Shippers of perishables

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particularly notes that the airline launched 11 new destinations during the fiscal year 2019 and has now added a total of 31 (as of Sept. 1, 2019) since the start of the illegal blockade, growing its network to over 160 gateways around the world. The airline’s fleet grew by

25 aircraft to a point where it welcomed its 250th aircraft in March 2019. With more than 300 aircraft worth more than $85 billion on order (including options and Letters of Intent) the group has the capacity to continue its ambitious but sustainable network expansion strategy.

Key Airports

Miami International Airport (MIA) is well known for being a hub for perishables in the Americas. Sixty three percent of all perishables that enter the US by air come via MIA. MIA proved high standards

when, in 2015, it was recognized as the first IATA Designated Pharma Hub Airport in the United States and only the second in the world


Brussels Airport. MIA has approximately 450,000 square feet of refrigerated facilities, along with airlines, ground handlers, and other logistics companies that have expertise in handling perishable products. Since flowers and

perishables require refrigeration, the area has attracted scores of airlines, ground handlers, and other logistics companies that have expertise in handling cold chain products. This has resulted in the Miami area attracting some 450,000 square feet of refrigerated facilities. “Perishable shippers can

take advantage of MIA’s excellent connectivity with markets in the Latin America and Caribbean region with over 1,200 average weekly direct flight departures to 82 destinations there,” says Rodrigues Ernesto Rodriguez, Chief Aviation Marketing /Air Service Development, Miami- Dade Aviation Department. “This excellent connectivity has also helped make it possible for 79% of all air imports and 77% of all air exports between the LATAM Region and the

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