Thursday, November 9, 2017

Freight Airline Carries Maseratis for Japan Launch

ABC Delivers High End Load
Shipping News Feature
ITALY – JAPAN – More cars on the agenda for the Volga Dnepr Group, after its leading subsidiary, Volga Dnepr Airlines, last week reported the delivery of a fleet of Mercedes vehicles to the Angolan government, sister company AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has delivered twenty-eight new Maserati Gran Turismo vehicles onboard one of its Boeing 747 freighters from Milan to Tokyo. The charter flight was undertaken on behalf of Agility Logistics.

The Maserati cars were carefully positioned onto double-deck car racks to ensure the efficient use of space and safe transportation and ABC’s Boeing 747 displayed Maserati branding for its arrival in Tokyo, which was greeted by around 300 guests and media representatives waiting for the aircraft to taxi to its parking spot to commence unloading. Sergey Lazarev, General Director of AirBridgeCargo Airlines, said:

“This is a unique event as it gives each party involved the perfect opportunity to observe vehicle transportation procedures first-hand. We are honoured to be part of this project and to have been entrusted by the delivery of these magnificent Maserati cars. Our abcXL product was developed in close cooperation with our customers for such an operation to combine tried and tested principles with innovative ideas for efficient and reliable deliveries.”

In the first nine months of 2017, ABC transported over 45,000 tonnes of vehicles and automotive spare parts throughout its global network. This represents a 24% year-on-year increase is illustrative of the market for specialist auto logistics for heavy airfreight.