A record 40-tonne shipment finds its perfect match with abc XL solution

A record 40-tonne shipment finds its perfect match with abc XL solution 04/08/2019

AirBridgeCargo Airlines, one of the market leaders in the transportation of oversized and heavy shipments, has recently transported its record breaking 40-tonne shipment, showcasing advantages of its dedicated abc XL product.

The 8-meter long single spare part with a weight of 37,500kg was trucked from the Belgian plant of Jan De Nul Group, a leading maritime construction company from Luxembourg, to Frankfurt, which was handled by the awarded forwarder Ziegler.

After delivery in Frankfurt, AirBridgeCargo further transported the spare part from Frankfurt to Singapore on board one of ABC’s Boeing 747F. The very heavy spare part for the ocean-going vessel was safely delivered to its final point thanks to abcXL’s expertise, experience, and dedication.

Despite nasty weather conditions in Frankfurt, with wind blasts and occasional rains, the loading procedures went as smoothly as possible being orchestrated by abc XL team and local OPS team.

Thanks to the outside of the box thinking from abcXL team, the specialists managed to load the 37,500kg (40,000kg after build up) intact into the B747F.

The abcXL team managed to have all arrangements and confirmations on hand within a minimum timeframe of only 6 days. From the request stage to the booking stage, including all essential operational staff and equipment confirmed and arranged.

The Boeing 747F’s unique swing-up cargo nose door capability was the perfect match for the shipment which was placed onto the high loader by a special crane of 110-tonne bearing capacity and pushed onto the maindeck under the strict supervision of ABC specialists.

‘This is an all-time record shipment for our company and we are delighted to march through our 15th anniversary year with achievements of this kind. We are delighted to see that our customers value our network of dedicated abc XL staff and hubs. Both FRA and SIN stations provide the whole spectrum of operational coverage needed for transportation of XL shipments – essential equipment, trusted ground handling companies, and certified personnel. This, coupled with their promptness in the organization of each delivery fosters ABC’s volumes of XL shipments and allows us to guarantee the high level of service quality’, – stated Sergey Lazarev, General Director of AirBridgeCargo Airlines.

AirBridgeCargo has been organizing delivery of various super long and heavy shipments with the support of its airport and ground handling partners that are involved in this technologically advanced and complex process. Through collaborative actions and joint educational workshops with its partners the company is able to bring the best practices into the process of XL transportation.

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