Small fry take wing with Volga-Dnepr
28 / 08 / 2015
Volga-Dnepr has delivered a shipment of 1.2m Muksun fish to help repopulate the freshwater Ob River basin in northern Russia.
The whitefish, mostly found in the Siberian Arctic waters, were transported in four 2.5 ton water containers with oxygen tanks from St. Petersburg to Salekhard onboard one of the Boeing 737 freighters operated by AirBridgeCargo.
The aircraft’s cargo hold was maintained within a 12-14°C temperature range and the consignment was accompanied by fish breeding experts. The fish currently weigh around one gram each but will eventually grow to up to 60cms.
The delivery was organised by Volga-Dnepr and AirBridgeCargo on behalf of aircraft charter broker Air Charter Service.
The freighter group’s engineers developed a special loading plan for the flight and used bespoke equipment to unload the fish in their water containers in Salekhard.