MABkargo B747F charter for the oil and gas sector

25 / 05 / 2018

  • Mohd Zulkefly Ujang (right), MABkargo Chief Operation Officer and Che Adenan Che Wan (left), Head of MABkargo Freighter unit

Malaysia Airlines’ freight arm, MABkargo, has organised a charter flight from Germany to Malaysia with almost 72 tonnes of oil and gas bulk cargo.

The charter, which used a Silk Way West Boeing 747-400F, originated from Leipzig and arrived in Bintulu Airport (BTU), Sarawak of East Malaysia, after a quick transit in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The MABkargo team conducted a detailed planning process to prepare the bulky cargo for loading into and unloading from the aircraft. To support the freighter’s operations in BTU, ground support equipment were specially brought in from Kuching and Miri airports.

Amiroel Shazrie Yussof, MABkargo’s sales & marketing general manager, said: “The oil & gas industry’s charters have always been very challenging and more often than not, present logistical intricacies.

“In this case, we had to prep a small airport to receive a big aircraft. With the support of a great ground handling team and local airport authorities, we made it happen today.”

He continued: “Charter flights are ideal for the oil & gas industry as they allow our customers to work on their own schedule utilizing the most convenient airports.

“Over the years, MABkargo has gained immense experience from coordinating and successfully delivering oil and gas equipment to a number of destinations worldwide.

“We have also handled many types of charters – oil & gas, Grand Prix, concert equipment and livestock movements being the major ones.

“Our experience in handling charters created a niche strength for us and has secured the trust of our customers. Today, charter flights are a key revenue generator for MABkargo.”

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