Volgan-Dnepr carriers 3-metre “teacup” for mining project in Russia

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Moscow, January 23, 2015 (STAT):-Volga-Dnepr Airlines has transported a 15-ton part of a rock breaking machine for a mining customer between the Russian cities of Anapa and Murmansk.

The delivery onboard one of the airline’s IL-76TD-90VD freighters was organised for the Russian mining and smelting company Norilsk Nickel, one of the largest producers of colored and precious metals in the world. The machinery was destined for its affiliated mining company in the Murmansk region of northern Russia.

To load the three metre wide cargo, which resembled a giant teacup in shape, Volga-Dnepr’s engineering and logistics experts transported special equipment from Ulyanovsk to Anapa, and organised cranes at the departure and arrival points to assist in loading and unloading. As part of the logistics solution provided by Volga-Dnepr, road transportation of the mining equipment was also arranged from Murmansk Airport to its final destination in the town of Zapolyarnyi, where the equipment was being put into operation.

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