Emirates SkyCargo expands North American operation
Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates Airline, is expanding its North American operation, increasing trade opportunities between US businesses and its global network.
After the launch of daily passenger services from Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Seattle-Tacoma (SEA) International airports from February 2 and March 1 respectively, Emirates SkyCargo will connect seven points in North America with trade prospects in more than 100 destinations worldwide.
"Our daily, non-stop flights from DFW and SEA will offer the fastest routes to the Middle East and beyond," said Ram Menen, Emirates' Divisional Senior Vice President Cargo. "We look forward to helping more American firms enhance their trade ties not only with the UAE, but also with markets in parts of South Asia, such as China, South Korea and Japan, and numerous points throughout Emirates' extensive network in India and Africa."
Cargo being transported on Emirates' flights departing the US will be handled at the airline's Cargo Mega Terminal, housed at its hub at Dubai International Airport (DXB).
Dallas/Fort Worth exports will include oilfield equipment, electronic parts, computers, cell phones, medical equipment and pharmaceuticals; heading for markets across the Emirates network, from the UAE to Australia, India and Uganda. Leading import commodities such as communications equipment, automotive components, apparel and fabrics will come from a range of markets including Taiwan, Japan, Sri Lanka and Saudi Arabia.Exports on the Seattle route are expected to include fresh fruits and vegetables, electrical equipment and machinery, as well as medical equipment and aircraft parts, which will be transported to the UAE and surrounding destinations in the Middle East. China and South Korea will also be key trading partners, with leading imported commodities set to consist of electronic equipment, footwear and apparel.