Emirates comes out with ‘Cool Chain Solutions’

DUBAI — Would you ever guess that vaccines, bulk drugs, liquid syrups, insulin, and bio-technological products are some of the many goods eagerly awaiting the arrival of Emirates’ inaugural flight EK 538 from Dubai to Ahmedabad — the main city of the western coastal Indian state of Gujarat.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Wed 10 Oct 2007, 8:53 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:47 AM

Emirates’ six-flights-a-week service to Ahmedabad, effective 29th October, heralds the introduction of Emirates SkyCargo’s Cool Chain Solutions to the state’s pharmaceutical industry.

From Ahmedabad, Emirates SkyCargo, the cargo arm of the Dubai-based airline, will offer over 110 tonnes capacity per week per direction, together with its specially-designed temperature-controlled air cargo containers that maintain stable interior temperatures throughout the journey. Featuring active temperature control systems that range from -20C to +20C, Emirates SkyCargo’s containers keep product temperature stable despite fluctuations in ambient temperatures.

Home to over 3,000 pharmaceutical industrial units, and investing over $1.6 billion in the industry, Gujarat contributes 28 per cent to the production and export basket of India’s drug sector.

As a result of a global network and a seamless transportation chain using the latest technologies in air cargo containers, life-saving medicines from Ahmedabad will make their way to pharmacies in the Middle East, Europe, United States of America, Far East, and Africa.

Peter Sedgley, senior vice-president, Emirates SkyCargo Commercial Operations said: “As global focus on medical services increases, it becomes crucial that innovative life saving drugs reach needy patients in time and in perfect condition. Our Cool Chain Solutions counter hostile temperatures to preserve the efficiency of medicines. Temperature-controlled containers can also be used to transport fruits and vegetables from Ahmedabad to local supermarkets around the world and throughout the year.”

Furthermore, Gujarat is the largest supplier of denim in Asia and SkyCargo can promise an efficient service that takes the state’s textiles products to new global markets.

Emirates SkyCargo will also move intricate, ethnic and contemporary gold ornaments from Ahmedabad to jewellery buyers in North America, South Africa, and the Gold Souq in Dubai.

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