SkyCargo facilitating internationalisation of Indian SME businesses

The airfreight division of Emirates Airlines has played a vital role as a trade facilitator for Indian businesses since 1985. Emirates SkyCargo continues to empower small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in India with its extensive network, wide-body aircraft, and cool chain technologies.

In addition to providing advanced cool chain facilities, the air cargo carrier helps with shipment management and security, custom clearance and on-ground support. As India’s economy slowly recovers, Emirates SkyCargo continues to link and support local businesses to the world.

Recognising the vital role SMEs play in global economic recovery, Emirates recently announced an Emirates Business Rewards programme initiative to celebrate SME businesses. Companies who sign up for an account to Emirates’ Business Rewards corporate loyalty programme from June 27 to July 27, 2021 will receive a bonus of 10,000 Business Reward Points.

Earlier this month, Emirates SkyCargo supported DM Enterprises, an export trading company in Kolkata, to transport 16 varieties of mango from Kolkata to Bahrain. This was the first-ever shipment of its kind from the city. The 2 tonnes consignment consisted of mangoes sourced from local farmers in West Bengal and Bihar.

The air cargo carrier also supported Catch of Norway Seafood, a family business based out of Bengaluru and Oslo that imports and distributes salmon and other seafood to end customers across the country. From its early days of setting up business in India, Emirates SkyCargo has and continues to support the facilitation and rapid movement of fresh seafood from Oslo to Bengaluru via Dubai.

A leading centre for research and development in plant biotechnology, India is home to KF Bioplants – the country’s largest plant biotech company located in Maharashtra. In partnership with local company ILogistics, Emirates SkyCargo helps KF Bioplants transport temperature sensitive plant biotech shipments from Mumbai to global destinations. In the last two years, the air cargo carrier has exported nearly 200 tonnes of shipments for KF Bioplants to leading global destinations for floriculture and horticulture including the Netherlands, Kenya and Australia. With Emirates Fresh, an integrated cool chain solution, the air cargo carrier is able to ensure that the products developed by KF Bioplants can travel within designated temperature and humidity ranges on flights.

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