ACS moves cargo with ‘extreme dimensions’

Charter broker Air Charter Service (ACS) recently transported two high cube containers filled with oil and gas industry equipment from Italy to Saudi Arabia on board an Ilyushin IL-76 freighter that only just accommodated them.
ACS Group cargo director, Dan Morgan-Evans, commented: “Weeks of planning went into the operation as the cargo had such extreme dimensions. As can be seen from the photos, the high cube containers only just fitted into the Ilyushin IL-76, with a clearance of less than 10 centimetres with the doors open.
“The client originally requested an AN-124, as the cargo was 3 m high, but after lengthy negotiations with them and the operator, as well as detailed diagrams, we were able to arrange the loading into the aircraft, saving the client a significant amount of money.

“We are highly experienced with heavy and outsized cargo, but it is rare for the freight to be quite such a tight fit!” he added.
In other news from ACS, the company has augmented its Airline Sales division with the appointment of Daniel Parker as manager of its London Operations Control Centre, which provides 24-hour AOG support for airlines.

Share this story

Related Topics

Latest charter company news

Joe Hete to retire as ATSG chief executive

Joe Hete will retire as chief executive officer of US-based freighter lessor Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) in May this year….

Read More

Share this story

Cargolux, Lufthansa and DSV Panalpina increase China freighter services

By Damian Brett

Cargolux, Lufthansa and DSV Panalpina will increase freighter capacity to China over the coming weeks as production lines resume operations….

Read More

Share this story

Atlas Air parks up B747Fs as market conditions take their toll

By Damian Brett

Atlas Air has parked four of its B747-400 converted freighters and plans to reduce the use of more widebody aircraft…

Read More

Share this story