Volga-Dnepr Airlines ensures an intact transportation of bottle-filling equipment

Volga-Dnepr Airlines ensures an intact transportation of bottle-filling equipment 10/04/2018

Volga-Dnepr Airlines, the leader in outsize and super heavy transportations, has organized and operated a charter flight for its customer, LS International Cargo GMBH, delivering a Krones bottle-filling machine and additional equipment onboard its legendary An-124-100 freighter.

The cargo was loaded in Munich, where Krones’ nearest production facility in Germany is located, to be delivered to Entebbe, Uganda, for Crown Beverages Limited, a leading 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 and highly-skilled specialists organized an inspection of the cargo in Munich to find the most suitable loading solution, provide suggestions for cargo preparation for airfreight, and to minimize 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.

“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 organizing 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,” highlighted Ekaterina Andreeva, Commercial Manager of Volga-Dnepr in the UK.

For more than 28 years, Volga-Dnepr has been the leading transporter of super-heavy and oversized shipments by air onboard its unique fleet of 12 An-124-100 and 5 IL-76TD-100 freighters for various industries across the globe, include leading companies in the energy and heavy machinery sectors. In 2017, the company saw a 21% upsurge in tonnage and a 28% increase in charter flights operated for energy and heavy machinery customers, delivering different types of out-of-gauge equipment to guarantee operations or for the implementation of production facilities in developed and emerging countries of the world. Volga-Dnepr’s unique fleet of ramp freighters, global coverage provided by its commercial offices and regional operational bases, and team of experienced and certified specialists make Volga-Dnepr Group an ideal partner to organize the transportation of project shipments, even for the most technologically-challenging cargoes.

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