Texas supply chain mass car airlift at Hahn
11 / 09 / 2015
Frankfurt-Hahn Airport was the starting grid for 31 racing cars, three safety cars, equipment and supplies for the next FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in Texas.
The German hub handled more than 400 tonnes of cargo, loaded onto four B747-400 freighter flights to the US.
The vehicles will be needed for the next six-hour endurance race, which takes place in Austin on September 19.
The transport to the US was a logistical challenge which the airport met, together with partners and participants that include DHL and VG Cargo.
The use of special trucks for transport by road as well as specific rigging, handling and loading techniques and equipment were integral parts of the entire process.
"From the delivery to loading we work hand in hand and in doing so we ensure that these high value vehicles are moved safely and efficiently”, said Hahn-spokesperson Hanna Koch.