Chapman Freeborn helps transport mobile Covid hospital to Conakry

Chapman Freeborn recently played a role in an operation to transport Covid-19 medical equipment from Johannesburg, South Africa to Conakry, Guinea.

The operation saw a mobile hospital designed for the Covid-19 pandemic transported on a B747F aircraft from O.R. Tambo International Airport. The hospital included generators, tents, air filters and medical equipment and can facilitate up to 200 people to receive potential lifesaving treatment.

When the flight successfully took off from Johannesburg, the handling went smoothly with no complications, and the cargo delivered “seamlessly” to Conakry, Chapman Freeborn said.

The charter firm said that nearly three months of planning and collaboration went into the flight as it worked alongside BDJ Freight International, airlines, airports and freight forwarders.

“It was a necessity that communications which spanned across three regions (UK, South Africa and United Arab Emirates) were meticulous to ensure the consignment was safely delivered,” the company said.

Divan Hamman, general manager, BDJ Freight International, said: “Assisting the client to deliver the facility within three weeks, from production to delivery at final destination, was a challenge, but something we looked forward too and succeeded in managing.”

Gerhard Coetzee, Chapman Freeborn cargo charter manager, South Africa, added: “Having been involved with multiple charters during the current pandemic, this was definitely an interesting project to be a part of –  and it wouldn’t have been possible without all the parties involved.”

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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]