deugro Air Chartering Deliver 209t of Urgent LNG Cargo from Egypt to China
deugro Air Chartering recently delivered time critical project cargo for a Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Plant to ensure production processes were maintained.
The cargo had a volume of 810 cubic meters and a total weight of 209 metric tons, was executed on schedule, even though cargo measurements were provided at the last minute.
deugro Hanau, deugro Air Chartering in Frankfurt am Main, and deugro China collaborated to organize and carry out the timely delivery of steel components from Cairo, Egypt to Changshu, China.
The components, including steel beams and angles of different sizes, were urgently needed in China to keep the manufacturing schedule of air cooler modules and to maintain the timelines of the end client. Therefore, deugro was to deliver the urgent cargo by the fastest way possible – by air freight.
All arrangements for the transport had to be made while the cargo was still in production, which meant that the final dimensions and weights could not be confirmed until production was finished.
deugro’s experts identified that extensive repacking work needed to be performed in advance to enable the safe transportation of the goods by air. To avoid lateral or vertical shifting, the bundles were secured inside bespoke designed timber packaging and reinforced by wooden stiffeners and spacers on both ends of the bundles to prevent longitudinal sliding.
With their Egyptian partner, deugro arranged the repacking at the packing facility with the manufacturer and the airport cargo handling agent. To keep the tight timeline, the repacking work was performed around the clock.
The carrier’s loadmaster inspected the cargo packing to ensure it met all the requirements for safe stowage and lashing, as well as to deugro’s high quality and safety standards.
Within less than two weeks, 131 bundles of steel structures were repacked into 116 packages.
A Boeing 747-8F with nose-loading capability was ideally suited for the long items that needed to be transported. deugro’s close relationship with the carrier allowed the company to secure the aircraft in spite of the busy market and limited aircraft availability in times of COVID-19.
The steels structures were flown from Cairo International Airport in Egypt to Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport in China within the course of five days, in three 12 hour flights, including a technical stop in Russia.
Upon the cargo’s arrival at Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport, deugro China arranged for its safe and on-time delivery to the project site using 14 trailers. Thanks to deugro’s experts and their approved and qualified subcontractors, the project schedule, including the shortened time span, could be kept.
“This is a great example of cooperation and great teamwork across the deugro offices, which used their worldwide network to serve and support their clients in challenging situations, helping them to meet their targets and tight deadlines. Our client expressed their thanks and recognition of deugro’s team for the dedication and high performance,” said Pavel Kuznetsov, Head of Air Chartering, deugro Airfreight GmbH.
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