New innovative “White Container” fills a gap in the Cool Chain Space
Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has launched an internally developed and cost effective LD3 container that keeps temperature sensitive cargo cool when transported on the ground and in the air.
Called the “White Container”, it’s the latest addition to Emirates SkyCargo’s Cool Chain portfolio, and has been designed specifically as an intermediate temperature control solution which is ideal for generic healthcare products and food perishables.
“After two years of intensive research and development by our team, we are introducing a new cool chain offering to the air freight market. The White Container is an affordable option and does not replace Emirates SkyCargo’s high-end Cool Chain Premium solution. Instead it offers an intermediate solution that is cost effective for commodities, such as generic healthcare products and food perishables. It’s also environmentally friendly and meets all regulatory requirements,” said Moaza Al Falahi, Emirates Vice President Cargo Product Development and Local Affairs.
“We are the only air cargo operator to offer this specific solution, and along with our other offerings such as active temperature controlled containers, warehouses, cool dollies and white covers, we are at the forefront in offering a comprehensive portfolio of cool chain solutions for all types of time and temperature sensitive cargo” she added.
Emirates SkyCargo’s range of advanced protective techniques and solutions in transporting perishable products include: Cool Chain Premium, Cool Chain Advanced and Cool Chain Basic, each of which is designed to meet specific requirements of customers.
The cool chain portfolio is supported by Emirates SkyCargo’s temperature controlled handling facilities that has expanded with the recent opening of the cargo carrier’s freighter terminal at Dubai World Central’s (DWC) Al Maktoum International Airport where it has an advanced storage system and a perishable area designed to handle about 140,000 tonnes of cargo per annum.
In addition to belly hold cargo services to more than 130 destinations around the world using cargo hold capacity in Emirates’ fleet of 224 aircraft, Emirates SkyCargo has a fleet of 13 freighters, comprising 11 Boeing 777 Fs and two Boeing 747-400 ERFs, which operate to more than 50 destinations around the world. Emirates’ Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft is capable of carrying 103 tonnes of cargo, with its main deck being the widest of any aircraft, enabling it to uplift outsized cargo and carry larger consignments.
Emirates flies on a daily schedule between Malta and Dubai via Larnaka, Cyprus. Emirates SkyCargo is located on the First Floor at MIA Departures and can be contacted on tel. no 2166 0102, or at [email protected].