Big Pic: Salmon gets express Dubai air freight treatment
FloatPac, an Australian aquatic transportation company, has flown 38,500 fingerling salmon, encased in 42 of its FishPac transportation bins, from Scotland to Dubai.
The live fish will be “available in the UAE market” once the fish reach maturity in late 2018, according to the company.
The project took place over a five-month period, with each trip commencing from the indoor farm with a five-hour drive to Glasgow Airport (GLA), followed by a 7.5-hour flight to Dubai.
With customs clearance included, the total transit period averaged from 20 to 26 hours.
In June, FloatPac released news of its partnership with Norwegian aquaculture company, LipFish AS, to develop cloud-based sensor technology for containers of live fish, giving stakeholders constant updates on the state of the live cargo.
The company says its in-container oxygen system reduces fish stress levels and lowers mortality rates from about 50 percent to less than one percent, per payload.
Since FishPac launched in 2000, it’s served clients in Australia, Indonesia, Maldives, Japan, Canada, the United States, Asia, Iceland and Belgium.