Intradco and National Air Cargo ship 47 horses

LIVESTOCK and bloodstock transport specialists Intradco and National Air Cargo have successfully shipped 47 horses from Dubai World Central (DWC) to Belgium. 
The inaugural charter on a B747-428 (BCF) made use of DWC’s newly-constructed horse loading ramp, designed to augment the import and export of live animal cargo.
With the help of Equitrans Logistics, the aircraft was configured to accommodate the horse stalls, as well as a team of grooms to monitor the welfare of the animals during the flight.
The operation is the first of its kind out of DWC, says a statement.
Intradco, acquired by global aircraft charter firm Chapman Freeborn last year – coordinated the project to fly the horses to Ostend following performances in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, as part of the famous Cavalia equestrian tour.
Charlie McMullen, business development manager for Intradco, comments: "Animal transportation is a highly specialised business and charters of this nature always require meticulous planning and close coordination with the client and airline. 
“We’re delighted to have assisted Cavalia with this project and together with National and Equitrans we’re pleased to be the first company to make use of the new horse loading ramp at DWC.” 
Alan White, vice-president of ground operations for National Air Cargo, adds: “We were delighted with the support from Intradco and Equitrans to ensure Cavalia received the best service possible.”
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