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Volga-Dnepr’s ‘Cargo Supermarket’ Delivers a Total Logistics Solution for 51-ton Transporters to Khabarovsk


The delivery of two large self-propelled modular transporters from Netherlands to Khabarovsk, Russia, has highlighted to value to customers of Volga-Dnepr Group’s ‘cargo supermarket’ transport and logistics capability.

To provide the most cost efficient, timely and simple delivery, Volga-Dnepr operated an air charter flight using one of its IL-76TD-90VD freighters, the capacity onboard its Boeing 747 scheduled all-cargo services and the expertise of its Engineering & Logistics Centre (ELC).

Volga-Dnepr completed the flights and logistics services on behalf of the Russian company SWTrans. The 51-tons of cargo consisted of the two modular transporters measuring 8.7 metres long, 2.4 metres wide and 1.5 metres high, which are used for the transportation of heavy outsize loads, as well as their control station.

One of the main challenges facing the Volga-Dnepr team was that the complete shipment could not travel on a single IL-76TD-90VD flight because of its size and weight. In addition, the transporters couldn’t be moved without the control station, making this critical to the loading and unloading procedures. Vladimir Vyshemirsky, Director of Volga-Dnepr’s Engineering and Logistics Centre, outlined the team’s solution, stating: “We decided the best way to help this customer was to use the IL-76TD-90VD flight to carry the transporters from Maastricht to Khabarovsk and to deliver the 5-ton control station onboard AirBridgeCargo Airlines’ scheduled cargo service from Amsterdam. This ensured we reduced the customer’s costs while at the same time ensuring we had the control station available for both loading and unloading.”

Volga-Dnepr’s Engineering & Logistics Centre also provided additional services including crane hire, terminal and apron freight handling.

“The transportation was performed professionally and with a high degree of responsibility. We are satisfied with the quality and variety of the services provided by Volga-Dnepr Group and the timely support of its specialists,” added a spokesman for SWTrans.

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