Emirates SkyCargo notched up many a milestone in 2021

2022-01-12 17:00:01 Logistics News (Airlines & Aviation)

Emirates SkyCargo successfully navigated the complex landscape of the global logistics and supply chain industry in 2021 by focusing on its signature strengths and values - agility and responsiveness, customer focus, innovation, fleet and network capabilities. The airfreight division of Emirates notched up numerous milestones throughout the year, reinforcing its leadership position in the global airfreight industry.

January: Distribution of Covid-19 vaccines

Emirates SkyCargo has maintained an unwavering focus on supporting communities, especially those in developing markets, with rapid access to Covid-19 vaccines and other medical supplies. To this end, in January 2021, it partnered with leading Dubai-based entities, DP World, International Humanitarian City and Dubai Airports, to form the Dubai Vaccine Logistics Alliance to expedite global vaccine distribution through Dubai.

A MoU with UNICEF in February 2021 to prioritise delivery of Covid-19 vaccines

Emirates SkyCargo also signed a MoU with UNICEF in February 2021 to prioritise delivery of Covid-19 vaccines and related supplies in support of the COVAX initiative for equitable distribution of Covid-19 vaccines.

With its expertise in transporting temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals and with its wide-body capacity and extensive global network, Emirates SkyCargo played an important role in the international movement of Covid-19 vaccines. At one point in April 2021, one in every 20 Covid-19 vaccines administered around the world had flown on an Emirates aircraft.

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