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Emirates SkyCargo launches first scheduled freighter service to Australia

September 7 - Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates Airline, is set to operate its first dedicated freighter service to Australia.

Effective September 12, the service, operated by Emirates' newest Boeing 777 freighter, will fly Dubai - Singapore - Sydney - Hong Kong - Dubai weekly, departing from Dubai every Sunday at 20:35 and touching down at Sydney International Airport at 18:30 every Monday.

The Boeing 777 freighter has the capability to carry up to 103 tonnes of cargo and will boost Emirates SkyCargo's import capacity to 1370 tonnes per week. Of note to HLPFI readers will be its feature of a wide main deck cargo door for easier uplift of oversized shipments.

"2011 is proving to be a year of growth milestones for Emirates SkyCargo in New South Wales with the introduction of a dedicated weekly freighter service to Sydney, and the re-commencement of the airline's third-daily Sydney flight in October," said Greg Johnson, Emirates' cargo manager Australia.

"With these new services onboard, our customers will have more choice than ever before and it also offers the opportunity for us to expand into more areas of air cargo transport," added Mr Johnson.

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Fitzgerald returns to Crowley 

February 21 - Crowley Maritime Corporation has appointed Ray Fitzgerald as its chief operating officer, effective March 1. 
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KENC completes engineering scope for Jumbo

February 21 - The Netherlands-based KENC Engineering has collaborated with Jumbo to prepare the heavy lift vessel Fairplayer for an FPSO installation project offshore Brazil. 
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