Noatum Logistics takes mining equipment to the air

Noatum Logistics takes mining equipment to the air

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Noatum Logistics was recently tasked with arranging the urgent transport of replacement equipment for a mining company in Peru. The Peruvian company required a piece of equipment in order to continue activity without any interruptions which put the logistics services provider under pressure. 

Noatum Logistics noted that its client needed to urgently ship two conveyor belts from Santiago de Chile to Lima. These conveyor belts are used to move the mineral extracted from the mine into the storage area. Due to their size and weight, more than 60 tonnes, it was necessary to study in detail what would be the best transport solution to deliver in the shortest possible time.

Noatum Logistics analysed the best route and means of transport available to guarantee on-time delivery. At the time of the operation, Lima airport was heavily congested, which required an agile and well-coordinated management.

Due to the weight and dimensions of the cargo, Noatum Logistics opted for the solution of transporting it via air charter service using an Antonov aircraft. The bundles were loaded onto the aircraft with a crane that picked them up directly from the trucks delivering to the airport and vice versa.

Given the traffic congestion at Lima airport, coordination between the Noatum Logistics offices in Chile and Peru was essential to obtain the necessary authorisations for unloading in Air Group 8, a restricted area of the Peruvian air force that allowed unloading by crane. The delivery of the bundles was carried out within the time established by the client, without interrupting its activity in any moment.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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