Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, is proud to have transported the first-ever sports car designed and built entirely in the UAE to France, where it debuted at the recently held ‘24 hours of Le Mans’ endurance race.
Design-1 was designed and built by Jannarelly Automotive with Equation Composites LLC – the first-ever company to have obtained a car manufacturing license in the country. Jannarelly Design-1, which was inspired by the vintage sports cars of the 1960s, is a lightweight retro-futuristic car built utilizing hi-tech composite materials. Equation Composites employs a small team of experts to build each car, valued anywhere between US$70,000 and US$90,000, enabling for a high degree of customization in accordance with the specific requirements of customers.
Emirates SkyCargo collaborated with Prodex worldwide, a specialist freight forwarding company offering specialist transport, logistics and warehousing services across several domains, including the automotive and aerospace industry, to transport the Jannarelly Design-1 from Dubai to Lyon. The freight division provides a specialized transportation solution–Emirates SkyWheels—to transport high value and premium vehicles.
On a regular basis, Emirates SkyCargo transports high value premium and luxury vehicles on both its freighters and passenger aircraft across its global network of more than 155 destinations. Transporting these vehicles is handled by experienced staff who are trained and knowledgeable in loading and unloading vehicles from aircraft with great attention to care and safety.
Emirates SkyCargo works with top automakers as well as car collectors to facilitate the movement of vehicles across continents. Just recently, the air cargo carrier offered a bespoke Emirates SkyWheels solution to JLR to facilitate the smooth transportation of cars from the UK to Chicago for testing. In November last year, Emirates SkyCargo was one of the sponsors of the initial Gulf Concours car competition and brought in several rare classic and modern bespoke luxury supercars to Dubai from across the globe.
Currently, the prestigious freight division operates a modern all-wide body fleet of 258 aircraft, including 15 freighters, 13 Boeing 777Fs and two B747-400ERFs, and features advanced facilities at its cargo hubs at Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Central.