AirBridgeCargo in delivery of 40-tonne shipment
April 9, 2019: AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC Airlines) used its %u2018abcXL' solution to transport a 40-tonne heavy spare part needed for an ocean-going vessel.
The 8-meter long shipment, weighing 37,500 kilograms - was trucked from the Belgian plant of Jan De Nul Group, a leading maritime construction company, to Frankfurt, as part of the transportation organised by freight forwarder Ziegler.
After the cargo arrived in Frankfurt, the Russian all cargo airline delivered the shipment to Singapore onboard one of its Boeing 747 freighters.
Despite challenging weather conditions in Frankfurt, including strong winds and rain, the loading procedures were completed as planned under the control of abcXL specialists and the airline's Operations team based at the airport, who ensured the shipment.
The abcXL team completed all the arrangements and gained the necessary confirmations for the transportation within a minimum timeframe of just 6 days from the initial customer request to the booking stage, including organising all essential operational staff and equipment.
The Boeing 747F's unique swing-up cargo nose door capability was the perfect solution for the shipment, which was placed onto a high loader by a special 110-tonne capacity crane and pulled onto the aircraft's maindeck under the strict supervision of ABC's specialists.
'This is the all-time record shipment weight for our company and, as we celebrate our 15th anniversary year, it is another demonstrate of our expertise and delivery capabilities. Both our FRA and SIN stations provide the whole spectrum of operational coverage needed for the transportation of XL shipments %u2013 essential equipment, trusted ground handling companies, and certified personnel,' stated Sergey Lazarev, general director of AirBridgeCargo Airlines.