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AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • JUNE-JULY 2016 • Page 23 ANDREW HUDSON Partner, Gadens Melbourne. E: firstname.lastname@example.org Emirates boosts South Australia’s exports including food, wine and manufacturing to Middle East-plus SOUTH Australia’s export efforts are being helped by Emirates SkyCar- go’s expansion, assisting the export of more world-class food, wine and locally-manufactured products to key markets in the Middle East, Europe, New Zealand, Africa, the Indian sub-continent and the USA. The carrier can transport 140 tonnes of cargo per week on its daily flights between Adelaide and Dubai, and it transported 3,500 tonnes of cargo from Adelaide in 2015. “Since Emirates SkyCargo began operations in South Australia back in 2012 we’ve seen steady growth year- on-year and we now routinely export 15 to 20 tonnes of cargo per flight on our B777-300ER aircraft,” said Jason Brown, cargo manager for Emirates SkyCargo in South Australia. “Our ability to offer seamless connectivity through our Cargo Mega Terminal (CMT) in Dubai to over 150 destinations throughout the network, serviced by an all wide-bodied fleet, is one of the primary reasons the Adelaide Freight Forwarding industry has supported our nightly service,” said Brown. To date, cargo exports cover a diverse range from South Australian businesses, ranging from skin care products, motorcycle wheels, commu- nication equipment, clothing to phar- maceuticals. The airline also exports large quantities of South Australian wine and perishable products. “Perishable cargo, such as chilled seafood and meat account for 45 per cent of our exports. With the re- mainder coming from general cargo exports,” said Brown. The carrier offers customised, tailor-made solutions for the transport and warehousing of perishable goods and vulnerable electronics, tempera- ture-controlled items, urgent deliver- ies and bulky loads such as pharmaceuti- cals and dangerous goods, as well as oil and gas components. The dedicated Cargo Mega Terminal in Dubai is capable of processing 1.2 million tonnes of cargo a year, can handle all types of freight from one central location and is linked to the airline’s dedicated freighter hub at Dubai’s Al Maktoum Inter- national Airport via a fleet of trucks which operate 24/7, forming a virtual bonded corridor between the two airports. Emirates operates one flight daily between Adelaide and Dubai using B777- Jason brown, cargo manager for Emirates SkyCargo in South Australia 300ER aircraft. EK441 departs Adelaide at 2150hrs and lands in Dubai at 0530hrs the following day. While the return flight, EK440, departs Dubai at 0205hrs and arrives in Adelaide at 2005hrs. Emirates is securing its future oper- ations. In the next few years the airline will welcome 252 aircraft to its fleet, 35 B777-8Xs, 115 B 777-9Xs, 37 B777- 300ERs and 65 A380-800s. The total value of aircraft now on its order books is US$122 billion. Chapman Freeborn sells Air Dispatch CHAPMAN Freeborn has sold its special- ist centralised load control subsidiary Air Dispatch CLC to Dubai-based dnata, an Emirates Group company that is one of the world’s largest air services providers. Air Dispatch is a provider of central- ised load control (CLC) planning ser- vices, plus ULD (unit load device) asset tracking and the development of flight optimisation software. Its client portfolio includes Qantas, Air Berlin, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, LOT, SAS and Qatar Airways and it has 200 employees in Prague and Warsaw.