DUBAI, 29th June, 2017 (WAM) -- Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of the Emirates Airline, has received a prestigious industry recognition for global excellence in transporting temperature sensitive pharmaceutical products.

The air cargo carrier was the recipient of the DHL Carrier Award for Reliability and Excellence presented at the 17th Global Life Sciences and Healthcare Conference organised by DHL in Singapore.

The DHL CARE awards were inaugurated in 2016 and recognise air cargo carriers whose services set the industry standard for the transport of temperature sensitive pharmaceutical and life sciences products. DHL evaluated air cargo carriers over a number of criteria including shipment quality, ground handling expertise and innovation in both the technology and process of shipping for the awards.

The award, which was received by Jeffrey Van Haeften, Emirates Vice President, Global Cargo Sales, is an important recognition for Emirates SkyPharma - Emirates SkyCargos complete solution for transporting temperature sensitive pharmaceutical shipments.

Emirates SkyPharma encompasses three levels of innovative transport solutions that can be selected by customers based on the temperature sensitivity of the pharmaceutical product being transported, packaging solutions used and the origin and destination of the shipment.

The solutions are backed by state-of-the-art facilities, including a Good Distribution Practices-certified pharma dedicated facility at Dubai International Airport and innovative solutions including the Emirates SkyPharma Cool Dolly and White Cover Advanced. Emirates SkyCargo also works with leading global providers of containers to offer customers a wide choice of specialised temperature controlled containers for shipping their products.

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