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Round-up: Chapman Freeborn India and Spain team up to keep infrastructure projects on track

As we highlighted recently, our teams in India and Spain helped to keep an energy industry project on track by delivering a 45-ton consignment of radiant coils from Vitoria in Spain to Mumbai, India.

With construction plans facing delays until the materials arrived, we arranged for an AirBridgeCargo Boeing B747-800F to be available on standby as the manufacturing process approached completion.

While still in production, the team was able to assess the loadability of the cargo and advise the client on the technical requirements for transporting the materials from the factory to the airport, and how it could be transferred to the aircraft with the help of cranes.

Shortly after this successful delivery, the India and Spain offices joined forces again for an even more complex charter operation.

The time-critical consignments from Europe and India were required for the opening of a new port terminal.

The urgent project cargo was originally scheduled to be shipped to Africa as sea freight but we were called in at short notice to arrange an air charter solution to ensure that the deadline was met.

Ahead of the flights the team was able to advise the client on repackaging the cargo to make it suitable for air transport, as well as taking care of the documentation and customs requirements.

Our specialists in Barcelona arranged for the first 75,000 ton shipment of cargo to be trucked from a Spanish manufacturing facility to Brussels (BRU), where it was transferred to a Magma Aviation B747-400F aircraft for delivery to Libreville (LBV).

In a closely coordinated operation, our team in India then provided a further three charters with shipments routed from Mumbai (BOM) to Gabon on two Etihad Cargo B777F aircraft and a Maximus IL-76 freighter.

The successful airlift was carefully managed by Vikas Chaturvedi and Luis Sierra – including arranging airport representation for the flights to ensure the safe and professional handling of the cargo ahead of the on-schedule departure and delivery.