Emirates SkyCargo launches direct freight services to South America
Emirates SkyCargo will add Santiago, Chile to its network of cargo destinations from 5th July 2018, offering the fastest transit times between South America and Asia.
Santiago will be Emirates SkyCargo’s sixth destination in South America following Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Viracopos, Buenos Aires and Ciudad del Este.
The air cargo carrier will be offering customers up to 15 tonnes of cargo capacity on its Boeing 777-200LR aircraft.
Chile is the world’s second largest producer of farmed salmon and exports of salmon from the country were valued at over US $4.6 billion in the year 2017.
Emirates SkyCargo also offers a suite of specialised transportation solutions for perishable cargo – Emirates Fresh – to help ensure the freshness of Chilean salmon and fruits during transit.
Emirates SkyCargo’s state of the art cargo terminals in Dubai also have extensive cool chain facilities including dedicated temperature controlled storage areas and equipment such as Cool Dollies and thermal blankets to ensure cargo is well protected against thermal radiation.
The main import commodities into Santiago are expected to be e-commerce shipments from East Asia. The new service will offer one of the fastest flight connections for cargo from destinations in East Asia including Shanghai, the Middle East and Russia through Dubai to Chile.
In 2017, Emirates SkyCargo says it moved a total of 48,000 tonnes of cargo to and from South America helping local businesses connect with their customers across a network spanning over 155 cities across six continents.