Volga-Dnepr speed up delivery of 197 T Automotive Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Airlines' team of specialists in Asia Pacific was quick to respond to an urgent request from Nippon Express to transport 197 tonnes of sensitive automotive machinery from Japan to the United States.

The airline's Hanoi-based Load Planning experts were on hand to quickly assess the cargo and prepare the most efficient plan for its delivery from Tokyo to San Francisco. The outsize shipments were transported on-board four Volga-Dnepr An-124-100 freighter flights.

As part of the airline's solution, Volga-Dnepr's Load Planning engineers in Hanoi developed recommendations for cargo packaging, including giving advice on securing the machinery to the An-124-100's cargo floor. They also confirmed the requirements to transport the cargo in low air pressure conditions to protect the integrity of the shipment during the climb and descent phases of the flight. Volga-Dnepr was able to load and unload the cargo using the An-124-100's own on-board handling systems.

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