Monday, April 12, 2010

Panalpina Deliver Monster Laser Freight Load With An-225

Biggest Airplane In World Used
Shipping News Feature

CHINA / GERMANY - Global freight forwarding and logistics service provider Panalpina has successfully delivered two laser welding machine weighing a total of 150 tons to its destination in Shijiazhuang, China.

Using a AN-225 charted from Ruslan International, the biggest transport aircraft in the world, Panalpina loaded the hi-tech apparatus in Hamburg on the 9th of April with the assistance of a 160-ton-crane and delivered to China on the 10th.

The plane chartered by Panalpina – the Antonov AN 225 - is the sole aircraft of this type and is the only one that could possible manage such a load.

After delivery to Hubei province Panalpina then successfully transported the cargo to destination with no problems.

(pic: An-225)