Thursday, September 1, 2011

Pigs DO Fly - (but only by Air Freight)

Fifty Five Tonnes of Bacon on the Hoof Reaches Moscow
Shipping News Feature

CANADA – RUSSIA CIS – There’s project cargo and project cargo, having already successfully completed several logistics movements including the transfer of a whale, dolphins, walruses, rare horses, cows and foxes it probably wasn’t as much of a challenge as other freight carriers might think when AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) faced up to its latest movement of live animals with the transportation of 1,150 pigs from Winnipeg to Moscow.

Russia's largest scheduled cargo airline carried the pigs from Canada to Moscow's Domodedovo Airport on August 29th. The animals, weighing a total of 55,000 kilos, were safely transported in special double and triple deck shipping stalls aboard a Boeing 747F charter flight.

Tatyana Arslanova, Executive President of AirBridgeCargo, said:  

"Our charter business is a good example of the business synergy effect which exists between AirBridgeCargo and our mother company, Volga-Dnepr Airlines. The expertise our Volga-Dnepr colleagues share with us is an invaluable experience for ABC. When it comes to the transportation of live animals ABC has proven itself as the best choice to Russia. We have earned a strong reputation for the quality of our flights and ground services in securing the safe deliveries of a wide range of live animals."

Photo:- The consignment of live pigs en route.