Volga-Dnepr, Fracht fly an 83-ton boiler to USA

Volga-Dnepr, Fracht fly an 83-ton boiler to USA

It took almost two month of planning for Volga-Dnepr Airlines and Fracht FWO to deliver an 83-tonne boiler from Milano, Italy to Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. The unit will help boost local production capacity of a plant in Sioux City, Iowa. 

European and USA teams of both companies, designed and produced a special cradle, tackled customs issues with an additional stop-over in Bangor. Volga-Dnepr designed a 9-tonne cradle, that was later produced by the shipper and delivered to Malpensa Airport for effective loading procedures. The whole flight lasted two days and consisted of 5 legs with tech stops in Liege, Keflavik, Gander and Bangor. The latter being included for smooth international customs procedures.

Photo source: Volga-Dnepr Airlines

After landing at Nebraska, the special equipment weighing over 93 tonnes was trucked to its final destination in Iowa to be assembled on the plant.

For the last 8 months of 2021 Volga-Dnepr Airlines operated more than 350 charters globally delivering over 16,000 tonnes of dedicated cargo and supporting its customers amid the continuing capacity constraints, COVID-19 restrictions, supply chain disruptions in certain countries and airports.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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