Emirates SkyCargo expands US freight services with Florida launch

Fort Lauderdale is Emirates SkyCargo’s 13th destination in the United States and its second in Florida

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has expanded its network of cargo destinations in the United States with the launch of a new daily service to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Fort Lauderdale is Emirates SkyCargo’s 13th destination in the United States and its second in Florida, it said in a statement.

The daily Dubai-Fort Lauderdale route is operated by a Boeing 777-200LR and offers up to 15 tonnes of belly-hold cargo capacity per flight. Emirates SkyCargo also offers belly hold cargo capacity on its daily service to Orlando, Florida bringing the total cargo capacity offered to the state to over 330 tonnes per week.

The inclusion of Fort Lauderdale to its US network will allow Emirates SkyCargo to open up trade opportunities and provide additional connectivity to its cargo customers in South Florida and the broader region, the airline said.

It added that the top exports from Fort Lauderdale are expected to include healthcare equipment including surgical and laboratory equipment, pharmaceuticals, electronics, aerospace components, aviation and shipping spares, perishables including cheese, seasonal fruits and vegetables and mail.

Top imports into the region are likely to include pharmaceuticals, aerospace components, electronic and electrical goods.

Emirates SkyCargo offers a total cargo capacity of over 2,000 tonnes per week from the United States. For the financial year 2015-16 it uplifted over 90,000 tonnes of exports from the world’s largest economy.

Emirates operates a fleet of over 245 wide-body aircraft that includes 15 dedicated freighters - 13 Boeing 777-Fs and two Boeing 747-400ERFs.

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