Crane Logistics charters the AN-225 to transport chemical drums

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Crane Worldwide Logistics has chartered the Antonov AN-225 Mriya to transport 223 pallets of chemical drums, landing in Dammam Airport in Saudi Arabia.

The aircraft was chartered due to the lack of ocean vessels available, and the Crane Worldwide team co-ordinated cargo from multiple vendors in both Singapore and Malaysia to maximise the load potential of the AN-225.

Crane Worldwide Logistics country manager for Malaysia, Daniel Cheah was present throughout, monitoring and surveying the shipment.

He comments: “We handle heavy cargo on a day-to-day basis, always looking for the most cost effective and time efficient solution to present to our clients. In this case, the Antonov AN-225 presented the perfect solution and it was a great moment to see this magnificent aircraft land once again in Kuala Lumpur.”

Crane Worldwide Logistics managing director for South East Asia, Stefan Gustafsson says: “Seeing the Antonov An-225 for the first time is really impressive. Our technical experts in Malaysia have demonstrated their ability to translate a client’s need into an impressive solution involving the world’s largest aircraft, we are really very proud of their achievements.”