AirBridgeCargo makes light work of 22 metre pipes

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AirBridgeCargo Airlines’ abcXL product has made light work of delivering 22 metre pipes for a solar energy project in China.

Eight crates weighing around 20 tonnes and measuring more than 22 metres were loaded through the Boeing 747’s nose in Amsterdam with the help of two loading cranes for customer, Neele-Vat Air, in preparation for the delivery to Zhengzhou, China.

AirBridgeCargo general director, Sergey Lazarev says the airline is “proud” to have been chosen for the project, as it is one of only a few cargo carriers to provide a nose loading option for very long and out-of-gauge shipments.

He says: “Our abcXL service is the result of strong internal support and the alignment of the company’s procedures, the reinforcement of our commercial and operational teams, and the management of our service quality with the launch of our 24/7 Control Tower.

“All of these efforts reflect our commitment to continually improving our product offering to meet the needs of our global customers.”

In the first three months of 2018, AirBridgeCargo experienced 18 per cent year-on-year growth in the number of oversized cargoes being loaded through the nose door of its 747s using special handling procedures.

The AirBridgeCargo fleet and its nose loading capabilities make it possible for the airline to deliver complex consignments such as gas turbines, industrial equipment, oil and gas equipment, aerospace care, tractors, mining equipment and other products.