Emirates SkyCargo is enhancing its cool chain capacity in preparation for a bustling summer season of weddings and outdoor events. Official data reveals that in May 2023, the carrier transported 3,590 tonnes of time- and temperature-sensitive fresh cut flowers, marking a 20 percent increase from the previous year. Ecuador and Kenya are the top two export origin locations, with Ecuador experiencing a significant surge in flower trade, growing its exports with Emirates SkyCargo by 21 percent compared to 2022. The Netherlands, UAE, Australia, and Saudi Arabia are also prominent import locations for this commodity.
Dennis Lister, Senior Vice President – Product and Innovation, Emirates SkyCargo, emphasises the carrier’s commitment to providing reliable freshness for customers worldwide, as they transport an average of 22,500 tonnes of perishables every month. The dedicated cool-chain handling capabilities and technologically advanced cargo facilities in Dubai enable efficient and temperature-safe transit, making Emirates SkyCargo a trusted partner connecting the global agriculture community with consumers worldwide.