A shipment of 165 cattle was transported from Leipzig Halle Airport to Kuwait using an AirBridgeCargo Airlines Boeing 747-8 Freighter.
The animals, from the German state of Saxony-Anhalt, were transferred from trucks to transport boxes at the airport’s Animal Export Center, a 1,300 square metre facility that has been operating since 2010. The handling was carried out by PortGround, and FARHAT, which operates in the cattle and meat wholesale business.
Leipzig Halle says this was the second animal shipment involving cattle operated within nine days. Between January and November, Leipzig Halle Airport saw cargo volumes increase by 8.3 per cent to 898,384 tonnes.