DUBAI, Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has won a number of prestigious awards at global industry forums, for its commitment to develop air transportation solutions customised to the requirements of its customers across the globe.

Emirates SkyCargo was awarded the Air Cargo Industry Achievement Award at the World Air Cargo Awards 2018 organised by Air Cargo Week in Shanghai. Based on popular vote, the award reflects the opinions of stakeholders across the global cargo industry and is therefore an important achievement for Emirates SkyCargo.

It is also a valuable recognition of the success of the innovative and industry-focused solutions that the air cargo carrier has recently introduced including Emirates Pharma- for the secure transportation of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals; Emirates Fresh- for transporting fresh produce such as fruits, vegetables, sea food and meat; Emirates Wheels for moving luxury and premium automobiles; and Emirates AOG for the rapid transportation of aircraft parts.

Emirates SkyCargo was also recognised with two awards at the 'Quality Awards Italy', organised by ANAMA (Italy IATA Airfreight Forwarders Association), which recognises cargo carriers for their commitment to quality of service and customer focus. Emirates SkyCargo overcame strong competition to pick up two prizes for Best Carrier in the categories 'Flown as booked' and 'Customer satisfaction'. The awards ceremony was held in Milan and was attended by over 400 air-cargo industry leaders, airlines and guests.

For the third time in a row, Emirates SkyCargo was also crowned 'Best International Cargo Airline' by Bangalore International Airport Limited, BIAL, at their annual BIAL Pinnacle Awards Ceremony. Emirates SkyCargo commenced operations to Bengaluru in 2006 and has since then been an important facilitator for international trade from the region. The SkyCargo offers cargo capacity to Indian businesses through its network in India which also covers Ahmedabad, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram.

Emirates SkyCargo, the world's largest international cargo airline measured by Freight Tonne Kilometres, posted a strong performance for the 2017/18 financial year reporting a total revenue of US$3.4 billion (AED12.4 billion), an increase of 17 percent from the previous year.

Source: Emirates News Agency