Emirates SkyCargo is marking the 30th anniversary of its operations to the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh.
Since February 1990, the air cargo carrier has played an important role in facilitating exports and imports of cargo between Riyadh and the rest of the world through Dubai.
Emirates SkyCargo currently offers just over 1000 tonnes of combined export and import cargo capacity into Riyadh through its 27 weekly flights. Over the last five years, the carrier has helped transport more than 138,000 tonnes of cargo to and from Riyadh.
Some of the major commodities that Emirates SkyCargo has helped transport include chilled meat, electronic equipment, pharma and other types of general cargo.
The air cargo carrier also operates flights to three other destinations in Saudi Arabia – Dammam, Jeddah and Medina – in addition to Riyadh. Overall, Emirates SkyCargo has facilitated movement of more than 365,000 tonnes of cargo into and out of the Kingdom since January 2015.
In order to respond to customer demands and provide additional capacity options for businesses overseas wanting to send cargo to Riyadh, Emirates SkyCargo has also introduced two bonded trucking corridors in Saudi Arabia connecting Dammam and Medina with Riyadh.
The trucking service is operated by Eastern Allied Transport, an affiliate of Allied Transport Company, who operate Emirates SkyCargo’s fleet of 49 trucks around the clock between Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Central.
The cargo airline worked closely with the government and customs authorities of Saudi Arabia along with the ground handling and trucking partner to implement this service.
Emirates SkyCargo offers cargo capacity on its fleet of over 270 aircraft including 11 Boeing 777 freighters. The air cargo carrier operates two state-of-the-art cargo terminals at its hub in Dubai and has developed specialised air transportation products for specific industry verticals.
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