Aug 31, 2016: The airfreight department of international freight forwarder a. hartrodt (Belgium) arranged the transport of Porsche 356C from 1965 from Brussels to Montreal on August 22. The automobile was transported as belly cargo in a passenger plane of Air Canada.
The car, with measurements of 4.01 metre in length, 1.67 metre in width and 1.31 metre in height, had been beautifully restored by the renowned Porsche Centre Brussels Classic and was to be expedited to its private owner in Canada.
The 906 kilograms heavy beauty was carefully strapped to a specially made, low, but sturdy pallet construction so that it would fit through the aircraft cargo hold door.
Customs broker Shenkira, Brussels, an expert in automotive legislation and documentation, handled the necessary paperwork.
“It was a pleasure for the Porsche Centre Brussels Classic, Shenkira, and a. hartrodt Airfreight Brussels to combine their strengths and expertise to execute this special assignment. It was followed through by us right from the cars departure from the premises of the Porsche Centre until the key was turned by the owner to hear the engine roar,” said Philippe Fierens, director, a. hartrodt (Belgium) airfreight n.v.
“We plan the transports and special handlings in detail and carry out such valuable assignments with the utmost care,” explained Fierens.
“This is a true niche market. It has been a great pleasure to have the opportunity to transport this beautiful, one-of-a-kind classic sports car. The handling of such valuable automobiles requires special know-how and special people with dedication and passion for their job. I am proud that a. hartrodt has such staff”, adds Jens Roemer, regional managing director Belgium, France and Switzerland.