Emirates SkyCargo has received the 2018 Carrier Award for Reliability and Excellence (CARE) by DHL Global Forwarding for the transportation of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals. The award was received by Henrik Ambak, Emirates Senior Vice President, Cargo Operations Worldwide at the 18th Global Life Sciences & Healthcare Conference hosted by DHL at Baveno, Italy.
The DHL CARE award recognises air cargo carriers who offer exceptional service, quality, ground handling and innovative technologies and processes for pharmaceutical shipments. This is the second time in a row that Emirates SkyCargo has won the DHL CARE Award.
According to Emirates sources, over the last three years, SkyCargo has invested in the development of cutting edge infrastructure and a sophisticated suite of solutions for the secure transportation of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals across its network of 160 destinations in six continents.
Emirates SkyCargo operates the GDP certified multi-airport hub in Dubai with over 8,600 square metres of combined handling space dedicated for pharmaceutical products at its two cargo terminals Emirates SkyCentral DXB and Emirates SkyCentral DWC. “Emirates Pharma, the air cargo carrier’s three-tiered specialised solution for the transport of pharmaceuticals, has been well received by customers and volumes of pharmaceuticals transported by Emirates SkyCargo have grown by over 30% since the time of the launch,” added the sources.
The air cargo carrier has developed innovative equipment such as the Emirates Pharma Cool Dollies and the White Cover range of thermal blanket, built in collaboration with DuPont, to provide an enhanced level of thermal insulation for pharma cargo on the ramp.
The airline sources also informed that Emirates SkyCargo has gone the next step to provide an unbroken cool chain for temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals by introducing pharma corridors. “Working with ground handling partners and other stakeholders across twelve stations, the air cargo carrier offers supplementary protection from origin to destination for pharmaceutical cargo,” they maintained.