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Emirates SkyCargo, Maersk Logistics in global agreement

Emirates SkyCargo and Maersk Logistics have signed a global alliance agreement, creating a working partnership between the airline and one of the world's top names in integrated logistics management.

Under the terms of the agreement, both parties agree to support each other's organisation and services. Emirates SkyCargo gains the global support of Maersk Logistics airfreight volumes. Maersk Logistics gains enhanced airfreight capabilities with prime access to capacity and flexibility. Maersk Logistics also benefits by strengthening its airfreight capabilities and thereby its position as a global leader of integrated logistics solutions.

Mogens Debracy, Emirates' Cargo Global Accounts Sales Manager, said: "The synergies of both companies are tremendous. We share a focus on service to the client and on IT business tools which enable full supply chain visibility. Through this agreement, we have the potential to interface our IT systems giving the shipper full transparency throughout the supply chain."

Emirates SkyCargo, current holder of the 'Cargo Airline of the Year' title for the third year running, has always placed innovation, flexibility and personal service at the heart of its operational philosophy and carved a niche for itself as a provider of just-in-time delivery before that became the industry buzzword.

S?ren Brandt, global CEO and Managing Director of Maersk Logistics, considers the new partnership to be an important milestone in the development of Maersk Logistics' airfreight services. "By joining forces with Emirates SkyCargo, we are demonstrating our growing focus on airfreight capabilities. Top-of-the-line services require a tight mesh of sea and air capabilities and we are committed to providing best-in-class airfreight service for time-sensitive shipments to our clients."

Emirates, the international airline of the UAE, is part of the Emirates Group which also includes Dnata, the largest and most influential air travel conglomerate in the Middle East, and Mercator, its IT subsidiary.