June 28, 2018: Emirates SkyCargo will start services to Santiago, Chile, from July 5, 2018 with its Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, offering up to 15 tonnes of cargo capacity.
This is the cargo carrier’s sixth destination in South America following Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Viracopos, Buenos Aires and Ciudad del Este.
With the launch of its services to Santiago, the freight division of Emirates will be able to facilitate Chilean exports of salmon and other perishables to destinations on its global network. Chile is the world’s second largest producer of farmed salmon and exports of salmon from the country were valued at over $4.6 billion in the year 2017.
The new service will also offer one of the fastest flight connections for cargo from Chile to destinations in East Asia including Shanghai, Middle East and Russia through Dubai. Together with the rapid flight time, Emirates SkyCargo also offers a suite of specialised transportation solutions for perishable cargo – Emirates Fresh – to help ensure the freshness of Chilean salmon and fruits during transit.
The main import commodities into Santiago are expected to be e-commerce shipments from East Asia.
Emirates SkyCargo’s state of the art cargo terminals in Dubai also have extensive cool chain facilities including dedicated temperature controlled storage areas and equipment such as Cool Dollies and thermal blankets to ensure cargo is well protected against thermal radiation.
In 2017, Emirates SkyCargo moved a total of 48,000 tonnes of cargo to and from South America helping local businesses connect with their customers across a network spanning over 155 cities across six continents.