Volga-Dnepr moves 197t of auto parts to the USA for Nippon Express


Volga-Dnepr Airlines was on hand to help Nippon Express when it urgently needed to move 197 tonnes of sensitive automotive machinery from Japan to the USA.

Hanoi-based load planning experts were on hand to assesse the cargo and prepare the most efficient plan for its delivery from Tokyo to San Francisco, with the outsize shipments flying on four Volga-Dnepr AN-124-100 freighter flights.

The engineers in Hanoi developed recommendations for cargo packaging, including giving advice on securing the machinery to the AN-124-100’s cargo floor, and confirming the requirements to transport the cargo in low air pressure conditions to protect the integrity of the shipment.

Volga-Dnepr’s representative in Japan, Hiro Tsukada says: “Given the need for a fast response for this delivery, the fact that we have a full team of planning specialists located in Hanoi to serve customers in the Asia Pacific region was another big advantage we were able to provide.”

“Having local experts in the same time zone as our customer made our cooperation even easier and meant we could reduce the required planning time and meet the short delivery deadline.”

Nippon Express representative who managed the delivery from Tokyo to San Francisco, Makoto Hayashi says: “My special regards to Volga-Dnepr’s engineers and load planning specialists who developed the packages that provided maximum safety during the transportation of the highly sensitivity equipment. A rapid response by the airline’s team helped us to carry out our obligations to our customer within a challenging timetable.”