Ireland’s direct export capacity is to receive a welcome boost in the New Year, as the launch of Emirates’ new service fromDublintoDubaiadds 15 tonnes of bellyhold space to each passenger flight, leaving the capital city daily. Emirates SkyCargo, the air freight division of Emirates, is already active inIreland, primarily transporting goods throughManchesterandLondon.
Pharmaceuticals, which make up nearly a quarter of Ireland’s exports, are expected to be amongst the commodities carried direct from Dublin to Dubai and beyond, using Emirates’ extensive global network.Irelandalready manufactures and exports Botox toSouth Africa, the Far East andAustralia. Electronics – electronic components, computer parts and software – contribute significantly toIreland’s export market and are expected to be among the substantial tonnage of Irish cargo carried by the airline from January 9th. It is anticipated that many iconic Irish brands, such as Waterford Crystal and Bailey’s will also take up early capacity on the new Emirates service fromDublin.
Robert Siegel, Emirates’ Regional Manager Cargo Commercial said, “There has already been huge interest from the Irish export market in our new direct service and cargo space and capacity are being filled quickly, due to our network of 118 destinations that will be selling in and out of Ireland, by January 2012. We recently appointed a dedicated Emirates SkyCargo team inDublinwith Michael Meagher, a veteran air cargo professional, as Cargo Manager to ensure that all our corporate clients inIrelandreceive the same award-winning service as our commercial passengers.