Emirates SkyCargo has been named International Air Cargo Carrier of the Year at the Economic Times Logistics’ Awards in India. Organised by The Economic Times, India’s largest financial daily and the world’s second largest financial daily after The Wall Street Journal, the awards aim to recognise excellence in logistics that can set benchmarks for the respective industries in India.
KPMG India, one of India’s largest auditing and advisory company, rated the nominees on a set of criteria, including connectivity offered, the annual turnover and growth of the company. The winners were selected by a panel of judges nominated by the organisers.
Emirates SkyCargo is one of the key facilitators of cargo from India and operates stations in nine locations, including Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Cochin, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Thiruvananthapuram. In 2015, the cargo leader transported over 168,000 tonnes of cargo from India. Key exports from this market include pharmaceuticals, chemicals, automotive parts, engineering spares, perishables and electronic items. In addition to belly space in the passenger aircraft, Emirates SkyCargo operates three weekly scheduled freighters from India. It also manages ad hoc charters for Indian exporters and consignees, who have special requirements and want to export special cargo for specific projects, such as local festivals and music concerts.
“Emirates started its cargo operations in India over 30 years ago and our capacity has grown to 183 weekly wide-body aircraft services connecting our customers in India to 150 cities in 80 countries around the world. We are also continually innovating to provide tailored solutions that answer our customers’ cargo requirements. We feel very honoured to have won this award and are pleased to know that our commitment to provide innovative cargo solutions is recognised in the market,” said Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo.
Emirates SkyCargo is the world largest international air cargo carrier. Renowned for the highest standards of product quality in supporting business logistics, Emirates SkyCargo uses cargo hold capacity in Emirates’ fleet of 247 aircraft, including 15 freighters – 13 Boeing 777-Fs and two B747-400ERFs.