Air Charter Service carries out Guam aid flights

Charter broker Air Charter Service has arranged charters transporting more than 500 tonnes of relief goods to Guam in the wake of Typhoon Mawar, which hit the country and the surrounding region in late May.

Ben Dinsdale, director for government and humanitarian services, said that Mawar was the worst storm that Guam had experienced in more than 20 years and tragically resulted in lost lives.

Winds reached 160 miles per hour and half a metre of rain fell in three hours.

“Following the significant damage suffered from the powerful storm we were asked to transport humanitarian cargo including generators, water tanks, tractors and trucks,” said Dinsdale.

“Our New York and Houston cargo teams arranged eight charters on aircraft including an MD11, B747s and AN-124s, with most of the flights having to make a fuel stop in Hawaii, due to the large payloads and the 6,000-mile distance between the West Coast and Guam.

“In the weeks following the disaster, we arranged charters carrying a total of 500 tonnes to the region. One of our Miami team flew with the first Antonov AN-124 to ensure everything ran smoothly at both ends.”

ACS expands in Singapore following rapid growth

Share this story

Related Topics

Latest charter company news

Air Partner delivers urgent medical aid to Gaza

Air Partner’s cargo division transported 49 tons of humanitarian aid to Gaza last month in partnership with Egypt Air. The…

Read More

Share this story

ACS swings into action for urgent blood plasma shipment

Air Charter Service’s time-critical division utilised a private jet and on-board courier to ensure an urgent shipment of blood plasma…

Read More

Share this story

New CEO for ACS Dubai

Elie Hanna has been promoted to the role of chief executive at Air Charter Service (ACS) Dubai and will oversee…

Read More

Share this story

Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector. After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015. Contact me on [email protected]