On Friday 6 September, a batch of Scottish salmon arrived in Dubai transported for Seafood Souq, a start-up working on transparent sourcing of seafood.
The shipment flew on flight EK28 from Glasgow for the Dubai based start-up, which has created an online B2B marketplace helping seafood buyers procure products from across the world.
The application allows improved quality and traceability of the produce being transported, with better information sharing facilitated by fewer instances of mis-labelling and expiry of seafood.
Seafood Souq entered the partnership with Emirates SkyCargo to transport seafood, initially focusing on markets such as Norway, Cyprus, Chile, USA and Scotland to customers in the UAE and the Middle East.
Sean Dennis, CEO of co-founder of Seafood Souq says: “The core aim of Seafood Souq is to provide access to fresh products in the quickest possible time by connecting customers to suppliers and allowing produce to be dispatched on the day that the order is received. Working with Emirates SkyCargo was the naturally obvious choice for us because of the network and frequency of flights offered by them.”
Dennis Lister, vice president of cargo commercial development at Emirates says: “Our Emirates Fresh product is designed for the rapid and efficient transport of seafood and other perishables. With our modern aircraft and other equipment including dedicated Emirates Fresh Cool Dollies, Emirates White Covers and a state of the art hub in Dubai with extensive cool chain facilities, we are well positioned to support Seafood Souq as they continue to grow.”