Emi­rates Skycargo car­ry­ing more

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Emi­rates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emi­rates, will soon be con­nect­ing more Amer­i­can busi­nesses with in­ter­na­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties with the ad­di­tion of a seventh US gate­way to the Emi­rates global net­work. Wash­ing­ton DC, af­ter the launch of flights to Dal­las/Fort Worth and Seattle ear­lier this year, will be­come the third US des­ti­na­tion to join the Emi­rates SkyCargo net­work in 2012, in­ject­ing fur­ther im­pe­tus to the bur­geon­ing trade lanes it op­er­ates be­tween the US, its United Arab Emi­rates hub and points across the Mid­dle East, the In­dian sub­con­ti­nent, Africa, the Far East and Aus­trala­sia.

Fol­low­ing the launch of its North Amer­i­can ser­vices with New York in 2004 - and the sub­se­quent ad­di­tions of Hous­ton, Los Angeles and San Fran­cisco - Emi­rates SkyCargo has con­trib­uted to steady growth in trade be­tween the US and the UAE, which in 2011 in­creased by 43 per­cent to hit a record high of $18.34 bil­lion.

With busi­nesses in states neigh­bour­ing all seven points con­nected by an ex­ten­sive truck­ing net­work, com­pa­nies in Mary­land and Vir­ginia can also ex­pect to re­ceive an eco­nomic boost from the ser­vice from Wash­ing­ton Dulles In­ter­na­tional Air­port which com­mences on 12th Septem­ber and is op­er­ated by a Boe­ing 777-300 ER.

“Emi­rates SkyCargo, of­fer­ing the fastest trade link be­tween Wash­ing­ton and the Mid­dle East, will be pro­vid­ing a boost to the Amer­i­can econ­omy by stim­u­lat­ing in­ter­na­tional trade be­tween coun­tries across our global net­work of more than 120 des­ti­na­tions,” said Ram Me­nen, Emi­rates’ Se­nior Di­vi­sional Vice Pres­i­dent Cargo. “Our Dubai hub is strate­gi­cally lo­cated within eight hours of two-thirds of the world’s pop­u­la­tion and can con­nect US busi­nesses to both es­tab­lished trad­ing points in the Far East, as well as emerg­ing mar­kets in the In­dian sub­con­ti­nent, Africa and the Mid­dle East.”

Goods – in­clud­ing ex­ports of trans­port equip­ment, elec­tronic prod­ucts, ma­chin­ery parts and phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals, as well as cloth­ing, house­hold goods, elec­tri­cal ap­pli­ances and phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals go­ing in the other di­rec­tion – will be han­dled at Emi­rates SkyCargo’s state-of theart Cargo Mega Ter­mi­nal, a fa­cil­ity ca­pa­ble of han­dling 1.2 mil­lion tonnes per year.

“With di­rect daily flights and a range of in­no­va­tive prod­ucts and ser­vices, as well as a 173strong fleet of mod­ern wide- body air­craft, Emi­rates SkyCargo looks for­ward to pro­vid­ing Amer­i­can busi­nesses with tai­lor made so­lu­tions to their cargo re­quire­ments. Wash­ing­ton is just one of 12 des­ti­na­tions to join our net­work this year. As each one is added, new trade lanes emerge, a trend which is set to continue as the 230- plus air­craft we have on or­der to join our fleet.”

The UAE was the 19th largest ex­port des­ti­na­tion for Amer­i­can goods in 2011. US ex­ports to the UAE reached $ 15.89 bil­lion in 2011; an in­crease of 36 per­cent on 2010. The UAE more than dou­bled its ex­ports to the US in 2011 to $ 2.44 bil­lion, an in­crease of 113 per­cent on 2010.*

EK 231 will leave Dubai daily at 2: 20 am and arrive at Wash­ing­ton Dulles In­ter­na­tional Air­port ( IAD) at 8: 50 am. EK 232 will de­part Dulles at 10: 55 am ar­riv­ing in Dubai at 8: 00 am the fol­low­ing day.

Wash­ing­ton, DC will be Emi­rates’ 12th new route to launch in 2012. So far this year, the air­line has started ser­vices to Dublin, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Dal­las/ Fort Worth, Seattle, Lusaka and Harare, Liege ( cargo- only) and Ho Chi Minh City.

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