Chapman Freeborn delivers 200-tonnes of project cargo to Gabon
Jun 08, 2017: Global Air chartering company, Chapman Freeborn has delivered over 200-tonnes of project cargo to Gabon. The time-critical consignments from Europe and India that was required for the opening of a new port terminal. The Port is set to welcome its first cargo ships from next month.
The infrastructure upgrade has been designed to improve the long-term logistics capabilities offered by Gabon specifically, and the new facility is dedicated to the traffic of containers and general cargo.
The project cargo was initially scheduled to be shipped to Africa as sea freight, but Chapman Freeborn was called in at short notice to arrange an air charter solution to ensure that the deadline was met.
Ahead of the flights the team was able to advise the client on repackaging the cargo to make it suitable for air transport, as well as taking care of the documentation and customs requirements. Chapman Freeborn’s team in Barcelona arranged for the first 75-tonnes shipment of cargo to be trucked from a Spanish manufacturing facility to Brussels (BRU), where it was transferred to a Magma Aviation B747-400F aircraft for delivery to Libreville (LBV). In a carefully coordinated operation, Chapman Freeborn’s team in India then provided a further three charters with shipments routed from Mumbai (BOM) to Gabon on two Etihad Cargo B777F aircraft and a Maximus IL-76 freighter.
The successful airlift was carefully managed by Vikas Chaturvedi and Luis Sierra - including arranging airport representation for the flights to ensure the safe and professional handling of the cargo ahead of the on-schedule departure and delivery.
Shailendra Seth, the country manager of Chapman Freeborn India, said: “This was a challenging charter project that demonstrates the benefits of Chapman Freeborn’s global coverage. With the help of our airline partners, we were able to deliver this time-critical cargo to its final destination in a quick and well-organised manner."
Photo Credit: Matteo Lamberts.
Photo Caption : Magma Aviation flew 75 tonnes of time-critical cargo from Brussels to Libreville using one its managed B747-400F aircraft