Muscle car move is no challenge for Wellcamp Airport

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Cargoclear International has taken advantage of Cathay Pacific’s weekly freighter flight from Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport to move a Dodge Challenger for a customer in Hong Kong.

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat was imported by Brisbane company SCD American Vehicles, which remanufactures cars to right-hand drive for domestic and international sale.

The Hong Kong-based customer was not willing to wait for the car to travel by sea, so using Cathay Pacific’s Boeing 747-8 Freighter service from Toowoomba to Hong Kong was the best option.

Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport general manager, Sara Hales says: “The freighter service is perfectly positioned to facilitate the export of fresh produce and chilled beef to major markets in China. It is, however currently servicing a very diverse client base as freight forwarders begin to learn about the significant scope and capabilities of the Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport and Cathay Pacific Operation.”

She adds: “It is great to see SCD American Vehicles leading in the export of remanufactured vehicles from Queensland. Seeing them use the Cathay Pacific service today is a great example of the airports’ capability to handle all types of cargo from Queensland Exporters.”

Cargoclear International arranged the freight forwarding of the vehicle, with James Chalmers commenting: “The car was purchased by a person in Hong Kong, we were originally going to ship it in a container however the new owner had other ideas and couldn’t wait that long. With a hefty price tag already on the vehicle, the owner wanted it sent over via airfreight – seemingly desperate to get their hands on the car no matter the cost.”

He adds: “The great news here was our knowledge about the Toowoomba Wellcamp airport and their weekly service directly to HKG. The American muscle car has come all the way from the States, endured the conversion to RHD, polished up and sent to Toowoomba for a first-class ride to HKG via Wellcamp.”