Chapman Freeborn transports 92-tonne industrial equipment cargo to Australia
Chapman Freeborn has successfully managed to carry out an unusual, heavy and outsize cargo operation in Australia. The consignment of highly specialised industrial cargo for a project in Western Australia was manufactured in Germany and sent on an expedited basis due to the high value and importance of the cargo.
The experts from the air charter solutions provider made sure that the unique cargo was managed with the utmost care. The shipment, weighing 92 tonnes, consisted of exceptionally large pieces that were 15 metres in length and weighed 17 tonnes each. Being an over-dimensional length cargo type, it required a nose loader and a full Boeing 747-400 freighter was used for transportation. Before acceptance onto the aircraft, the cargo was load planned for maximum centre of gravity flight efficiency with both the main and lower decks being used. The cargo itself was restrained by placing high quantity straps into the crates and directly over the cargo to achieve the load plan requirements.
To ensure the smooth and quick operation, external equipment comprising two main deck loaders and two cranes were used to load and offload the cargo and the visitor permits were arranged for the trucks to receive the cargo direct on the apron. The consignment bypassed the terminal in Australia by exiting the airport through the emergency access gate. The smooth operation also involved the customs authority clearing the consignment electronically to successfully deliver it to the site.