CharterSync takes an AN-124 to the sky


Time-critical and Go-Now charter experts CharterSync put its platform to the test when a freight forwarder wanted a 50-tonne shipment moved from Ostend to North Carolina at short notice. The machinery, at 458 m cu, needed specialist handling loading and transportation. The complexities of the shipment required multiple cranes and an available Antonov-124.

The Antonov-124-100 was owned and operated by Volga-Dnepr Group. CharterSync was able to use its platform on behalf of its client to secure the charter. The dimensions of the cargo provided a challenge, with one piece measuring 7m x 4m x 5m.

Simon Watson, co-founder of CharterSync said: “To have placed a charter with an Antonov-124 so early in our business operations, and successfully completed a shipment of this complexity with such a tight timeframe is a testament to the solidity of our platform and the strength of our team.”

The client required all documentation, timing and tracking through the platform to ensure every step of this vital cargo was monitored within CharterSync and fully accessible to them.

Transportation of the cargo, due to its size, required specific road licences prior to loading on the Antonov 124 and its flight to North Carolina. The cargo left Ostend and touched down safely and on-time for its client, ensuring the machinery was delivered for installation without delays.

“With an aircraft of this magnitude and a complex cargo on a deadline, CharterSync performed perfectly. This was by any set of standards a challenge, let alone for a relatively fledgling company. However, it shows the capability of our system, and that the skillset behind the technology is equal to it.” Ed Gillett, co-founder of CharterSync said.