Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, continues to solidify its position as one of the world’s leading and most admired air cargo carriers, after it added a further two prestigious accolades to its list of industry awards this past week.From left to right; Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo, Steve Prince, Publisher Air Cargo World, and Pradeep Kumar, Emirates Senior Vice President Cargo Revenue Optimisation and Systems, at the Air Cargo World Awards held in Los Angeles.
At the annual Air Cargo World Awards that was held in Los Angeles earlier this week, Emirates SkyCargo won the Diamond Award, which is the top award given in a category. Emirates SkyCargo came out tops in the category for carriers who move 800 000 tonnes or more of cargo per annum.
The awards are based on Air Cargo World’s Air Cargo Excellence Survey, which measures carriers and airports on specific criteria and ranks them to identify above or below average performances. Airline winners are determined by freight forwarders who rate cargo carriers on customer service, performance, value and information technology.
Emirates SkyCargo was also named ‘Cargo Airline of the Year 2014’, at the Air Transport News Awards held in Istanbul, Turkey. Finalists were determined from more than 4000 votes by Air Transport News readers, and an international panel of cargo industry experts selected the winners in the various categories.
“Our focus is not to be the biggest, but the best. That is why we invest in the latest aircraft, product development, facilities and the training and development of our people. Winning these prestigious awards is gratifying because it is recognition by our customers and peers for all our efforts. We will continue to work hard on delivering consistently good service to our customers, and we thank them for their support,” said Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo.
Earlier this year, Emirates SkyCargo was awarded the ‘International Cargo Airline of the Year’ by STAT Trade Media Group at the Air Cargo India 2014 Awards and was also voted the ‘Top Cargo Handling Airline of Cochin 2013’ by the Customs Department at the International Customs Day Celebration held in Kochi.
Emirates SkyCargo has a fleet of 12 freighters, 10 Boeing 777Fs and two Boeing 747-400ERFs, which provide cargo services to 46 destinations around the world.