Emirates SkyCargo and DuPont marked the 10th anniversary of their partnership for cool chain solutions in the air cargo industry on 30 January 2019.
DuPont Safety & Construction (DuPont), a business unit of DowDuPont Specialty Products Division is the manufacturer of DuPont Tyvek brand thermal cargo covers.
Emirates SkyCargo and DuPont began their partnership a decade earlier when they released the Emirates SkyCargo White Cover – the first pallet cover made with Tyvek that revolutionised cold chain protection of temperature-sensitive products in air transit.
The Emirates SkyCargo White Cover provided a cost-effective solution for issues in the cold chain industry relating to thermal protection, gas permeability, ease-of-use and installation, and recyclability. This made Emirates SkyCargo an industry pioneer in the use of specialised and lightweight cargo covers for protection against external heat and weather fluctuations
In 2016, Emirates SkyCargo introduced White Cover Advanced product for protecting temperature-sensitive shipments – in particular, pharmaceuticals – during transport. This was followed up with the launch of White Cover Xtreme in August 2017.
“DuPont is extremely proud of our partnership with Emirates,” said Rose Lee, president, DuPont Safety & Construction. “We have been on our partnership journey for 10 years together, creating innovative solutions that are leading the cold chain space.”
“Emirates SkyCargo operates flights over a vast network, transporting cargo from over 150 destinations across six continents,” adds Dennis Lister, Emirates vice president, Cargo Commercial Development. “Even on a single flight, cargo may move through variable and extreme weather conditions from origin to destination. We are always on the lookout for innovative and cost-effective solutions to manage the integrity of our cold chain.”
“Our partnership with DuPont has been very fruitful and has resulted in the development of the revolutionary White Cover range of products,” adds Lister.
Emirates SkyCargo has developed extensive cold chain capabilities for transporting temperature-sensitive cargo. The air cargo carrier has over 25,000 sqm of dedicated temperature-controlled storage space at its cargo terminals at Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Central. Emirates SkyCargo has also developed a large fleet of cool dollies thereby reinforcing cold chain protection on the ramp for cargo shipments.
“From the point of view of product development, Emirates has been an ideal partner for DuPont,” says Steve Brabbs, global technical leader, DuPont Tyvek Cargo Covers. “When they bring us a new problem, they sit down with us to collaborate in a very open way, so that we can find solutions which work for them technically, practically and economically.”