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Emirates SkyCargo flower shipments jump by 20% YoY

Emirates SkyCargo is scaling up its cool chain capacity for perishables, preparing for a busy summer season of weddings and outdoor events. As the demand for decorative floral arrangements increases, May 2023 saw Emirates SkyCargo record a 20 per cent rise in transport 3,590 tonnes of time-and temperature-sensitive fresh cut flowers from the same period last year. Ecuador and Kenya are the top two export origin locationsؙ—Ecuador has experienced a steady rise in flower trade in recent years, increasing its exports with Emirates SkyCargo by 21% in May this year, compared to 2022. The Netherlands, a country that plays a major role in the world’s flower trade, remains in both the top three export origins and import locations. Other key import locations include the UAE and Australia, with Saudi Arabia rounding out the top four.


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