Recently-launched air charter platform CharterSync put its systems to the test when a freight forwarder wanted a 50-tonne shipment moved from Ostend to North Carolina at short notice.
An Antonov-124-100 freighter, owned and operated by Volga-Dnepr Group, was chartered to fly the 458 cu m machinery, which needed specialist handling loading and transportation.
The dimensions of the cargo provided a challenge, with one piece measuring seven metres by five metres and with a height of nearly four metres.
CharterSync co-founder Simon Watson said: “To have placed a charter with an Antonov-124 so early in our business operations, and successfully completed a shipment of this complexity with such a tight timeframe is a testament to the solidity of our platform and the strength of our team.”
The client required all documentation, timing and tracking through the platform to ensure every step of the cargo was monitored within CharterSync and fully accessible to them.
Ekaterina Andreeva, deputy commercial director, Volga Dnepr Airlines said: “Volga-Dnepr is delighted to welcome CharterSync as a new customer with their first An-124 charter flight. CharterSync demonstrated a high level of professionalism which resulted in another successfully accomplished mission.”
Transportation of the cargo, due to its size, required specific road licences prior to loading on the An-124.