Bolloré Logistics handles transportation of satellite and GSE for Spacex

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January 9, 2018: A large European aerospace manufacturer recently entrusted Bollor Logistics to handle the transport and logistics of its satellite for a SpaceX launch into outer space.

Close coordination between the Bollor Logistics teams in Nice, Boston and Miami ensured that the complex mission of transporting the satellite along with ground service equipment (GSE) from Nice, France to Cape Canaveral in Florida was handled smoothly.

The high-risk operation included three crucial steps%u2014 transport of the satellite and ground service equipment (GSE) by Antonov 124 from Nice to Cape Canaveral. 

With a brief stop in Boston for customs clearance where the Boston import team worked closely with the department of Homeland Security Port Supervisor to coordinate the customs entries.  

At the arrival of the AN-124 in Cape Canaveral, the Miami team provided local logistics support on-site at Kennedy Space Center for offloading operations.

Similarly, the transport of the propellants by sea freight from Bremerhaven, Germany to Port Everglades was carried out. The propellants were incorporated into the satellite before space launch. The Miami team handled the arrival at Port Everglades and transfer to the Kennedy Space Center.

Bollor Logistics also handled the return of the material after the satellite launch. The scope of work included stuffing of the containers, special road convoy with escort from Kennedy Space Center to Port of Miami, sea transport to return 90 percent of the material, including empty space craft containers and air transport for urgent material return.

Bollor Logistics has demonstrated their know-how and expertise to support such high-risk operation for the space industry in a high security environment and SpaceX successfully launched the satellite from the launch complex at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

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