SkyCargo in partnership with Brazilian firm
Emirates SkyCargo has announced a deal with Gollog, the cargo subsidiary of Brazilian airline GOL, to carry freight to all destinations operated by the two companies.
Under the terms of the agreement, Gollog will transport cargo originating in any of the 59 destinations in South America served by either airline to Guarulhos International Airport in Sao Paulo. At Sao Paulo, freight will then be transferred onto Emirates aircraft for shipment to the rest of the world, through its Dubai hub.
“It’s a privilege for Gol, through Gollog, to have been chosen to transport Emirates’ cargo,” announced Tarcisio Gargioni, GOL’s vice president for marketing and services. “This partnership demonstrates our team’s ability to meet new market demands, in addition to providing our customers with an additional alternative.”
According to the Arab-Brazilian chamber of commerce, Brazilian air exports to Middle Eastern destinations have increased by around 60% since SkyCargo entered the market, from 2200 to 3400 tonnes. From 1 July, SkyCargo now offers seven weekly frequencies between Dubai and Sao Paulo, and it started operations to the South American market on 1 October 2007.
“By working together, we hope to increase the commercial relations between South America, the Middle East and Asia, which will also benefit export,” added Gargioni.