A record 40-tonne vessel spare part is plane-sailing for AirBridge

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has transported a record shipment weight, a 37.5 tonne vessel part, from Frankfurt to Singapore using its abcXL product for oversize and heavyweight consignments.

The 8 m long single unit was trucked from the Belgian factory of maritime construction company Jan De Nul Group to the German cargo hub as part of the transportation organised by freight forwarder Ziegler.

A spokesman for the Russian-owned airline said that, “despite challenging weather conditions” in Frankfurt, including strong winds and rain, the loading procedures were completed as planned.

The carrier’s abcXL specialists and Frankfurt airport operations team ensured that the shipment – weighing a total of 40 tonnes after build-up – was securely loaded on to a Boeing 747 freighter.

The abcXL team completed all the arrangements and gained the necessary confirmations for the transportation within a minimum timeframe of six days from the initial customer request to the booking stage, including organising all essential operational staff and equipment. 

The shipment, which was placed onto a high loader by a special 110-tonne capacity crane and pulled onto the aircraft’s maindeck using the freighter’s upswing nose cargo door facility.

Sergey Lazarev, ABC general director,  stated: “This is the all-time record shipment weight for our company and, as we celebrate our 15th anniversary year, it is another demonstrate of our expertise and delivery capabilities. We are delighted that our customers value our network of dedicated abcXL staff and hubs.

“Both our FRA and SIN stations provide the whole spectrum of operational coverage needed for the transportation of XL shipments – essential equipment, trusted ground handling companies, and certified personnel. This, coupled with their promptness in the organisation of each delivery, fosters ABC’s volumes of XL shipments and allows us to guarantee a consistently high level of service quality.”

Sergey Lazarev

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