Kintetsu and Chapman partner on Sudan relief flights

By Damian Brett

Freight forwarder Kintetsu World Express, in partnership with charter broker Chapman Freeborn, recently completed a series of seven Airbus A300F charter flights from Dubai World Central Airport (DWC) to Juba, the capital of South Sudan, uplifting over 230,000kg of aid and relief materials.

The project was completed in “less than three weeks and well ahead of the delivery deadline”, the broker said.

Due to the strict timescale requirements and the amount of additional planning required, Chapman Freeborn said it worked closely with in-house flight support company, Wings 24, to arrange additional services – including complete handling in DWC and Juba.

Finn O’Donnell-Sacco, Chapman Freeborn, said: “Relief aid projects are something the Chapman Freeborn group value greatly, and a lot of work went into the planning and execution of this project, including weeks of preparations over the Christmas period.

“We are very fortunate to have an excellent partner in Kintetsu World Express. Chapman Freeborn was well-positioned to undertake a project of this nature – utilising our 24/7 operations teams in Dubai and the UK.”

Ryotaro Oka, Kintetsu World Express, added: “We are delighted to have worked with Chapman Freeborn on this high-profile project. We knew the criticalness and the contribution it would have to the local population. Kintetsu World Express completed this project by reacting quickly to the challenges of operating into this part of the world, meeting the deadlines that come with such valuable cargo and with careful planning.

“Our trusted partner Chapman Freeborn shared this ethos every step of the way. We are very pleased that our cooperation met and exceeded the expectations of our client and all parties involved.”

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