Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has announced the launch of Emirates SkyFresh, a collection of solutions aimed at maintaining the freshness of all kinds of perishable products during transportation.
Emirates SkyFresh brings together Emirates SkyCargo’s state-of-the-art infrastructure at its Dubai hub, a modern fleet of aircraft, a range of innovative cool chain solutions and experienced staff to ensure that perishables, including fruit and vegetables, maintain their freshness right up to their destination.
According to the company, Emirates SkyFresh will consist of three levels - Emirates SkyFresh, Emirates SkyFresh Breathe and Emirates SkyFresh Active - to meet the cool chain protection needs of different kinds of perishables.
The basic solution, Emirates SkyFresh, is geared towards temperature-tolerant fruit and vegetables and will offer quick ramp transportation and thermal protection through Emirates SkyCargo’s White Cover blanket.
Emirates SkyFresh Breathe provides protection for temperature sensitive perishables such as fresh-cut flowers and ready-to-eat fresh-cut fruit and vegetables. Unique features will include prioritised ground handling as well as the use of the Emirates SkyFresh Ventilated Cool Dolly.
The Emirates SkyFresh Ventilated Cool Dolly is Emirates SkyCargo’s latest innovative cool chain protection product, which helps to preserve the freshness of perishables that require constant circulation of fresh cool air. Not only does it maintain a constant temperature while transporting cargo, it also allows fresh air in from the outside through a ventilation system. The fresh air is then cleaned using custom-built filters, cooled and then circulated inside the refrigerated interior where the temperature-sensitive perishable cargo is stored.
Finally, Emirates SkyFresh Active will offer the highest protection for perishables that are sensitive to any temperature deviation, using specialised temperature-controlled containers during transportation.
In 2016, Emirates SkyCargo transported nearly 400,000 tonnes of perishables across its global network of over 150 destinations.