ABC races motorbikes to Australia for Superbike World Championship


AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has flown 66 motorbikes on their way to the first round of the 2018 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship in Australia.

The palletised motorbikes were part of a 110 tonne payload transported from Barcelona, Spain to Melbourne, Australia on board a Boeing 747 Freighter chartered for Universal Global Logistics.

ABC’s load master dedicated to race operations ensured the bikes were fastened securely onto pallets for loading and made necessary preparations to ensure a fast offloading was possible on arrival in Melbourne, where the superbike teams continued their journey to the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

ABC country manager for France, Spain and Portugal, Eric Lamare says: “Transportation of bikes is a multi-tiered logistics process which requires strict orchestration of procedures, alignment of loading/offloading by qualified staff, and monitoring of the entire transportation process with available shipment records on hand at all times and strict delivery time compliance to meet the customers’ expectations and racing schedule.

“AirBridgeCargo has a proven track record of fast and secure transportation of motorcycles and delivers a customised solution to meet the requirements of this industry. We look forward to developing our cooperation with Universal Global Logistics S.A.U. in support of further motorcycle championships.”

Universal Global Logistics airfreight manager for Spain, Alberto Lopez Azagra says: “It was easy to work with ABC as we share the same values and common goals. Operations such as this need to be supported by a professional team and thorough processes that guarantee success for the customer. We are sure that ABC will become one of the main partners of our Sports & Events division.”