Tuesday, April 12, 2016

All Cargo Outfit Ships Cutting Edge Technology for Logistics and Freight Forwarding Customer

Export to China Needed Particular Care
Shipping News Feature
NETHERLANDS – CHINA – AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), the Russian based freight only carrier, has completed the transport of a consignment of microchip production technology from Amsterdam to Dalian in China for one of its key customers, logistics and forwarding group DB Schenker. The equipment is both figuratively and literally cutting edge and was carried aboard two ABC Boeing 747 freighter flights from Amsterdam to China via the airline's hub in Moscow.

The main machine systems were packed in specially-designed transport containers with internal climate control to protect the machines throughout the transportation process. The additional parts completing the shipment were crated with the essential shock indicators on all sides to demonstrate they had been handled correctly all along the route. Henk-Jan van Keulen, ABC's General Manager in Amsterdam, said:

"At ABC, we pay particular attention to the services we provide to customers in the technology sector to ensure the safety and security of their highly delicate and high value shipments. They trust us to maintain the integrity of their products all the way to the destination. High tech goods are strictly monitored throughout the delivery chain, from the time cargo is delivered to us by the agent until it is handed over to the final consignee, and our customers are able to track the progress of their shipment with us every step of the journey. We are grateful to DB Schenker for their confidence in our ability to ship this valuable cargo.”

As ever with cargo of this nature it is the series of handling events, and the securing of the load at each stage of the transit, which present the most danger to its integrity and customer representative Joep Bruijs, Head of Airfreight Cluster Benelux at DB Schenker, had nothing but praise for the latest shipment, saying:

“Safety, security, speed and reliability are the reasons why we chose AirBridgeCargo to carry out these very important flights. When there is damage to the packaging, there is possible damage to the product and that is unacceptable to us. Therefore, we chose a partner we knew would keep our cargo safe on the airport apron, in the warehouse, during all loading and unloading procedures, and while in transit.”

Photo: ABC utilised two 747 charter flights to deliver the machines to China.