Emirates records 7,000 tonnes of Tanzanian cargo

Wednesday September 12 2018


By Elizabeth Tungaraza @TheCitizenTZ news@tz.nationmedia.com

Dar es Salaam. A total of 7,000 tonnes of cargo were carried by Emirates Airline to and from Tanzania during the last financial year, making Dar es Salaam as one of the airlines freight station.

The airline has therefore said that it is optimistic with the country market, expressing its commitment to explore more innovative ways to improve customers comfort and convenience.

Out the carried freight, 2,353 tonnes were Tanzanian exports, mainly meat and sea food to the Middle East, while 4,495 tonnes were imports to Tanzania, mainly electronics and pharmaceuticals from UAE, India and Hong Kong.

“With our modern aircraft and our specialised handling, Emirates SkyCargo has been very successful in maintaining the product integrity end to end of the entire logistics chain,” said Emirates country manager Rashed Alfajeer.

He said with an all wide-bodied aircraft fleet, the airline is able to offer up to 23 tonnes of cargo capacity per flight on its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

“While Emirates’ business strategy is to grow organically, we constantly consider a wide range of commercial opportunities and pursues strategic cooperation that make commercial sense, such as codeshare partnerships or agreements,” said Mr Alfajeer during a media roundtable breakfast meeting in Dar es Salaam yesterday. “With the constant developments and ever-changing needs inTanzania, the importance of our partnerships in Tanzania and the region will never dwindle; rather will only get more essential,” he added.