Thursday, October 4, 2018

Another Heavy Lift Air Cargo Shipment via Specialist Freighter Aircraft

Lotta Bottle for Ugandan Drinks Company
Shipping News Feature
GERMANY – UGANDA – Outsize and heavy lift air cargo and project forwarding specialist, Volga-Dnepr Airlines, has organised and operated a charter flight for its customer, LS International Cargo, delivering a Krones bottle-filling machine and additional equipment on board one of its twelve gigantic An-124-100 freighters.

The cargo was loaded in Munich, where Krones’ nearest production facility in Germany is located, to be delivered to Entebbe, Uganda, for Crown Beverages, a soft drinks bottler in Uganda. The new machinery aims to boost its production facilities and production volumes to guarantee smooth distribution across Uganda and East Africa.

Volga-Dnepr’s experienced specialists organised an inspection of the cargo in Munich to find the most suitable loading solution, provide suggestions for cargo preparation for airfreight, and to minimise the time required for airport handling procedures on the day of departure. On the day of the flight, the machinery was loaded into the An-124-100 using special loading equipment and successfully delivered to Entebbe International Airport. Ekaterina Andreeva, Commercial Manager of Volga-Dnepr in the UK, commented:

“This project allowed us to showcase our expertise and experience in the provision of dedicated services for the energy and heavy machinery industries. The ideal location of our regional operational base in Leipzig, Germany, with available operations personnel and essential loading equipment, made it possible to save time while organising on-site visits to Munich for cargo inspection. Accessibility of the airplane at our local operational base in Germany made the costs for positioning the aircraft minimal and the charter flight attractive for our customer price-wise.”

Photo: Loading the gigantic machinery required a precision solution.