Volga-Dnepr step up for the pharma industry

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Volga-Dnepr Group has been facilitating global flows of healthcare products through its Cargo Supermarket concept. The concept combines both scheduled and charter services to increase efficiency of cargo flights.

Like much of the aviation industry Volga-Dnepr greatly assisted the pharmaceutical industry throughout the pandemic. This August AirBridgeCargo and its dedicated team of pharma experts organised the delivery of 100 CSafe RKN containers with vaccines on board. Most of the shipments presupposed one-way leasing with CSafe and were airfreighted from Amsterdam, the Netherlands to Shanghai, China for DSV, including a record-number lift off with 41RKN containers per flight.

The Group was also able to answer the call for assistance in another part of the world too, when freight forwarder Quantum Logistics, Brazil reached out to the Volga-Dnepr charter team for a solution to ship pharmaceutical-related equipment from Brazil to Puerto Rico.

Due to Volga-Dnepr’s daily global operations, the charter team were able to facilitate Quantum’s request by optimising on the regional availability of one of the fleet’s twelve AN-124 aircraft, which was due to arrive at Brasilia airport with inbound cargo that week. Once the time for the charter arrived, the inbound flight to Brazil was offloaded, and the aircraft was then repositioned to Viracopos Airport for loading. There, it was proudly monitored by local aviation fans who marked the import and export charter flights as a sign of Brazil’s active air cargo industry despite current global conditions.

“The demand just appeared, and it took only one day for Quantum to present the solution and sign the Charter Agreement, thanks to the Volga-Dnepr team who were able to provide a great customer experience,” commented Robison Gasperi, Managing Director of Quantum Logistics. “An exclusive fleet of 14 sider trailers was used in the operation, which shows the dimension of the aircraft’s cargo capacity— with space still left over”.