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AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • OCTOBER-NOVEMBER • Page 21 event EXPRESSTM Do you really want a native Event App but think that your deadline is too tight? We’ll have it ready in for you. 10 days www.eventapps.com.au Find out more at... invisage your satchel in your hand branded for your event network with social timelines attendee profiles instant messaging developed and supported in australia engage with beacon and geofence messaging SkyCargo playing key role in Sri Lanka’s fish exports sRI Lanka’s edible fish exporters are experiencing a boom follow- ing the resumption of shipments to Europe, and Emirates skyCargo is playing a key role in helping them capitalise on this resurgence. The carrier’s freight division is currently transporting about 100 tons of edible fish a week from Colombo to markets in Europe and the UsA, an increase over the export volumes achieved that were prevailing before the implementation of the 15-month suspension of exports to Europe in 2015. In the second half of 2016 alone, the airline transported more than 2,400 tons of edible fish from sri Lanka, double the volume it had transported in the corresponding six months of the previous year. The cargo consisted of tuna in fresh, chilled and frozen forms, shrimp, prawns, crabs, lobster, fish maws, sea cucumbers, cuttle- fish, squid and sprats to the UK, France, Italy, Japan, Netherlands and the UsA. The export of sri Lankan fishery products to the European Union resumed in June 2016 and grew by 20 per cent in the year that fol- lowed. European markets account for more than 60 per cent of the country’s fish exports, valued at approximately Us$110 million. “The support of Emirates pro- vides sri Lanka’s seafood export industry reflects our wider com- mitment to the national econ- omy,” said Kapila santhapriya, cargo manager sri Lanka and Maldives for Emirates. “The many innovative facilities developed by Emirates skyCargo for the transport of perishables include temperature-sensitive seafood combined with our four daily flights from Colombo to Dubai and our global destination network of over 155 cities across 84 countries.” Of particular relevance to edible fish exporters is Emirates Fresh – the carrier’s suite of services to help maintain the freshness of perishables and fresh consuma- bles during transportation. In 2016, Emirates skyCargo transported close to 400,000 tonnes of perishables across its global network of more than 150 destinations. This included products as diverse as salmon from Norway, strawberries from California, flowers from Ecuador, meat from Australia, mangoes from the Indian subcontinent and wine and cheese from France.