CargoLogicAir has demonstrated its expertise in moving live animals by transporting racehorses from the USA to Europe on two Boeing 747 flights.
The first flight from Atlanta to London Stansted carried two high value warmblood mares for Horse America who will participate in the Tattersalls’ Newmarket Sales of thoroughbred bloodstock in December.
The second flight from Chicago to Shannon in the Republic of Ireland transported 80 flat and hurdles racehorses, weighing an average of 500 kilogrammes each on behalf of Intradco Global.
The horses were acquired in the annual Keeneland sales in Kentucky, which attracts hundreds of bloodstock experts from across the globe.
Prior to the departures, the horses were issued with a signed Health Certificate by the United States Department of Agriculture.
Throughout the flight, the horses received plenty of hay and other supplies and were monitored by trained and experienced grooms, who were employed by CargoLogicAir’s customers to accompany the cargo.
CargoLogicAir chief executive officer, David Kerr says: “Gaining our USDA licence reflects the quality of service we provide and represents another important milestone for us because it enables CargoLogicAir to connect the biggest horse markets in the world between the UK, Europe and the US. This increases our ability to meet the needs of our cargo customers in this market segment and will open up new business opportunities for us.”
Intradco Global equine agent, Dane Riecker says: “We were glad to see our partnership with equine charters is thriving. The growing fleet and reliability of CargoLogicAir mean we have a good long-term partner for future horse movements, and we are looking forward to some exciting projects in 2019.”