Temperature sensitive cargo like even pharmaceuticals
which are more susceptible to increase in heat now can have a very safe transit
with the while cover solution White
Cover Xtreme developed by Emirates SkyCargo in collaboration with DuPont.
The two companies
worked extensively on ground trials for White Cover Xtreme and roll out for
customers will begin in late August 2017.
White Cover Xtreme is the third level development
following the earlier solutions White Cover and White Cover Advanced.
The collaboration between Emirates SkyCargo and DuPont
on the new White Cover Xtreme is part of an existing agreement between the two
companies to develop new temperature protection solutions, in particular
thermal covers, for the air cargo industry. The agreement was renewed for a
further period of two years until 2019 during the Air Cargo Europe event in
Munich in May this year. The agreement allows the players to continue
developing cost-effective innovative end to end protection solutions for
temperature sensitive cargo keeping in mind the needs of the end customers.
From June to August 2017, Emirates SkyCargo has also
been offering complimentary White Covers to all customers who have temperature
sensitive perishables consignments transiting through Dubai to better protect
cargo from spoilage during summer. On an average over 30,000 tonnes of
perishables from different parts of the world transit through Dubai every month
on Emirates SkyCargo.
Emirates SkyCargo operates a modern fleet of 259
wide-bodied aircraft including 14 freighters- 13 Boeing 777-Fs and one
B747-400ERF. The carrier boasts state of the art cool chain facilities at its
Emirates SkyCentral cargo hubs at Dubai International Airport and Dubai World
Central including over 25,000 square metres of dedicated temperature controlled
storage space and dedicated reefer trucks operating 24/7 between Dubai World
Central and Dubai International airport.