Etihad will provide the companies investing in the China-UAE Industrial Park with preferred air transportation and cargo rates on the routes and services between China and other cities on Etihad Airways’ network.
The live fish will be “available in the UAE market” once the fish reach maturity in late 2018, according to the company.
Emirates SkyCargo transported record volumes of mangoes from India in May and June following the launch of its Emirates SkyFresh product.
Aptly called FlightValet, a new product is designed to help streamline the process of transporting motor vehicles around the world and will directly compete with Emirates SkyCargo's 'SkyWheels' product.
The air cargo carrier will be offering customers up to 15 tonnes of cargo capacity on its Boeing 777-200LR aircraft.
During the flight, the 16-month old giraffes were accompanied by their keepers, veterinarians and IATA Live Animals Regulation-certificated personnel from Turkish Cargo.
The new business is set to address the booming global express and courier industry, which is expected to reach $30bn by 2020.
FlyDubai Cargo expects the most demand to come from perishables.
The air trans-shipment facility at Pune’s airport became operational in March, but had not been used until now due to a lack of interest from the market.
The landmark agreement comes as Alibaba's logistics arm, Cainiano, looks to build supply chain hubs in six global cities of which Dubai is one.
Emirates SkyCargo to begin flying direct from Dubai to Stansted and Edinburgh.