Emirates SkyCargo launches tailor-made solutions for the healthcare sector

Emirates SkyCargo has launched two new tailor-made solutions for the global healthcare industry.

The solutions are a part of the carrier’s refreshed and rebranded Life Sciences and Healthcare product range.

This portfolio covers its existing pharma transport solutions and adds two new solutions called Emirates Vital and Emirates Medical Devices.

These solutions were developed in consultation with customers and Emirates SkyCargo said it will work closely with specialist freight forwarders globally to roll them out.

Nabil Sultan, Divisional Senior Vice President, Emirates SkyCargo said: “Our Pharma business is already a market leader, and each week we move around two million kilogrammes of pharmaceutical cargo across the globe.

“Since 2015, we’ve invested over $200 million to build our capabilities and now we have very strong expertise and insights into the pharma and broader life sciences space.

“By listening to our customers, we saw an opportunity to support the global health industry’s advances in personalised patient treatments and meet the growing need for priority services in air cargo logistics to move sensitive materials and equipment – for instance those used in the research of sophisticated therapies like gene editing and cell therapy.

“We are on a mission to help the world work better – not only for our customers, but also for their end customers – individual patients. By expanding our product range and ensuring these solutions are purpose built and future-fit, we aim to ship more vital treatments and supplies to benefit more lives around the world.”

Emirates SkyCargo said Emirates Vital will speed up connection times in Dubai for shipments related to clinical trials, human organs and tissues, cell and gene therapy,

It is promising transit times of under four hours by utilising the bulk hold of the aircraft and dedicated vans on the ramp to move the shipments to the connecting flights.

Emirates Medical Devices will support the movement of equipment for the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and monitoring of diseases.

The service, which is designed to transport everything from ventilators and test kits, to X-ray machines and MRIs, ensures all cargo moved follows the developing Medical Device Regulations and Good Distribution Practice (GDP) compliant.

Emirates SkyCargo offers belly-hold cargo capacity on Emirates’ fleet of wide-body aircraft, as well as in 11 dedicated Boeing 777 freighters.

It operates two terminals at its hub in Dubai, offering transit times of as little as three hours air-to-air.

The new solutions are the first of more developments expected as Emirates SkyCargo’s aims to lead the market in delivering specialist solutions.

Sultan added: “The global supply chain is evolving rapidly. There’s increased expectation around lead times and sourcing that makes air cargo uniquely placed as the fastest and safest logistics mode.

“Emirates’ Dubai hub is in a prime position to address these demands with its modern infrastructure, progressive policies, and geographic advantage – being able to reach 2.5 billion people within 4 hours of flight.

“Emirates SkyCargo is ready for the new world of logistics and we’ll continue to build on our capabilities to deliver ever better solutions to our customers.”

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