Region's first shellfish farm contracts Emirates
The first shellfish farm to be established in the Middle East region (2016), Dibba Bay Oysters in Fujairah, is exporting 50% of its produce - currently around 200,000 oysters every month - with Emirates Skycargo to Russia.
Nabil Sultan, Emirates divisional SVP, cargo: "We are able to transport oysters freshly harvested in the morning to restaurant tables that very evening in Moscow."
To support premium food exporters from around the world catering to an international audience, the airline has introduced "Emirates Fresh", a three-tiered product to help maintain freshness of the food items during transportation by air.
Emirates Skycargo, which carries 500 - 700 t of food items every day, also has a fleet of cool dollys in Dubai dedicated to transporting food under temperature-controlled conditions. (ah)