20 days by sea or 7 hour flight with Volga-Dnepr?

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Volga-Dnepr Airlines and Kintetsu World Express France have moved a motorised pump in a matter of hours, saving the customer a long wait compared to using sea freight.

The 40 tonne Alstom motorised pump travelled on a charter flight from Paris-Vatry airport in France to Dammam, Saudi Arabia onboard an Antonov AN-124-100.

The pump flew seven days after the initial charter request was received from the customer, and it will be used as a spare part to replace an unserviceable unit.

Volga-Dnepr’s load planning team advised on the correct preparation of the shipment, which including removing sea freight packaging and fitting shackles and eye bolts to secure the cargo during the flight.

Volga-Dnepr Airlines deputy commercial director, Ekaterina Andreeva says: “The whole delivery took six hours and 45 minutes whereas with sea freight transportation the customer would have waited 20+ days. Our experience and efficiency in handling every charter request as well as the expertise of commercial team, gives Volga-Dnepr a unique advantage in the market.”