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.
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.