Emirates SkyCargo has celebrated two years of freighter operations at Oslo Airport, offering 100 tonnes of cargo capacity per week.
Norway is one of the world’s largest exporters of seafood and exports of salmon were valued at around $4 billion in the first six months of 2018.
Over the last two years, Emirates SkyCargo has transported close to 35,000 tonnes of salmon from Oslo to export markets in the Middle East and Asia.
In addition to weekly Boeing 777 Freighter services, Emirates offers cargo capacity on its daily passenger services to Oslo.
Through its perishables product Emirates Fresh, seafood exports arriving from Oslo are rapidly transported through an unbroken cool chain at Emirates SkyCargo’s Dubai hub onto further flights.
Emirates SkyCargo’s network covers over 160 destinations and frequent flights ensures Norwegian salmon retain their freshness while reaching their destination in the quickest possible time.
In addition to salmon, Emirates freighter services transport other cargo, with large items including aircraft engines, ship propellers weighing more than 10 tonnes apiece and other outsized spare parts for the marine industry being carried on freighter services.
In December 2017, Emirates SkyCargo’s freighter aircraft also carried thoroughbred horses from Oslo to Dubai for the Dubai racing season.
The Oslo freighter service also frequently carries pharmaceuticals and other general cargo.