A fleet of lorries can produce a “cargo corridor” involving Dubai’s 2 principal airports and also the port in Jebel Ali, along with an average of 10 vehicles sixty minutes shuttling up and through city’s roads in peak times, Emirates SkyCargo mentioned yesterday.
Emirates SkyCargo, the particular group’s air freight division, can from May 1 onwards run the freighter fleet from a brand new cargo terminal in Al Maktoum International Airport.
Over ensuing 5 several yrs, the particular Dubai-based Allied Transport, a land transport solutions provider, can transfer cargo from Al Maktoum airport to Dubai International (DXB) after having a offer was agreed along with Emirates SkyCargo yesterday. The cargo can then be shipped on flights to completely different destinations.
Emirates SkyCargo expects to possess an average of 10 trucks for each hour travelling involving Al Maktoum and DXB in peak times. The frequency can boost during the coming several yrs, the corporate mentioned.
“The development of an open road network involving Dubai Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport has had serious investment, and Emirates’ do business with Allied Transport to supply road solutions involving airports can offer an integral link along with a competitive gain, ” mentioned Saj Ahmad, the particular chief analyst in StrategicAero Research.
This gain compared to operators in the new airport that may not have similar capability to expand their air/road logistics and transhipment abilities, he additional.
Emirates SkyCargo mentioned it might transfer the 12 aircraft – 10 Boeing 777Fs and 2 Boeing 747-400ERFs – to Al Maktoum.
Nabil Sultan, the particular divisional senior vice president cargo, mentioned : “Our freighter fleet nowadays now accounts for 35 for each cent of Emirates SkyCargo’s revenue and also the new terminal is in the core in our growth plans.
“Looking in the bigger picture, the particular new infrastructure even offers a worthwhile multiplier affects Dubai as it'll produce a cargo corridor that will connects the particular Jebel Ali port, DWC Al Maktoum and Dubai International Airport, ” he additional.
Emirates SkyCargo mentioned the new cargo terminal could well be equipped to tackle 700, 000 tonnes for each year on the completion ; likely it'll be equipped to tackle 1 million tonnes.
The freighter operations in the terminal might get started by 250 workers and subsequently boost to 500 workers, Emirates SkyCargo mentioned.
Mr Ahmad mentioned the particular proximity of one of the many world’s busiest shipping ports in Jebel Ali, strategically located close to Abu Dhabi way far much too, might aid Emirates Skycargo to exponentially boost the freight hauling business.
“The truth the wider air cargo market is beneath duress to the much better aspect of any decade – Emirates SkyCargo is certainly an exception towards the rule inside the air freight business and it’s not more difficult to notice why, ” mentioned Mr Ahmad.
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