AirBridgeCargo delivers 66 motorcycles for MOTUL FIM Superbike Championship
March 5, 2018: Russia-based AirBridgeCargo Airlines carried 66 racing motorcycles onboard a Boeing 747 freighter charter flight for the first round of the 2018 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, which was held recently in Australia.
AirBridgeCargo handled the delivery of racing motorcycles for Universal Global Logistics S.A.U.
The palletised motorcycles were part of a 110 tonnes payload that was transported half way across the world from Barcelona and Spain, to Melbourne’s Avalon Airport, Australia, on AirBridgeCargo’s Boeing 747-8 freighter.
AirBridgeCargo’s load master dedicated to racing operations ensured the bikes were fastened securely onto pallets for loading, and made necessary preparations to ensure quick offloading on arrival in Melbourne, where the superbike teams continued their journey to the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit for the race.
“Transportation of bikes is a multi-tiered logistics process, which requires strict orchestration of procedures, alignment of loading/offloading by qualified staff, and monitoring the entire transportation process, with available shipment records on hand at all times, and strict delivery time compliance to meet the customers’ expectations and racing schedule. AirBridgeCargo has a proven track record of fast and secure transportation of motorcycles, and delivers a customised solution to meet requirements of this industry. We look forward to developing our cooperation with Universal Global Logistics S.A.U in support of future motorcycle championships,” said Eric Lamare, Country Manager France, Spain and Portugal of AirBridgeCargo.
“It was easy to work with ABC as we share the same values and common goals. Operations such as this need to be supported by a professional team and thorough processes that guarantee success for the customer. We are sure that ABC will become one of the main partners of our sports & events division,” said Alberto Lopez Azagra, Spain airfreight manager of Universal Global Logistics S.A.U.
It was AirBridgeCargo’s latest opportunity to demonstrate its logistics expertise for motorcycle transportation. In 2016, it moved the superbike racing teams from Bangkok to Barcelona, from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, and Malaysia to the UK’s East Midlands Airport, ensuring safe and timely delivery of about 480 tonnes of cargo in support of the world championship. It also operated the same Barcelona-Avalon flight in 2017.