Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

Volga-Dnepr delivers airport equipment to Vladivostok

January 9 - One of Volga-Dnepr Airlines' AN-124-100 freighters has delivered equipment from Saint Petersburg to the Russian Far East in support of a project to modernise the infrastructure at Vladivostok Airport.

The equipment consisted of modular transformer substations used for lighting the airport's commercial and military aprons as well as a scaled mock-up of the airport reconstruction plan for the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation(APEC) Summit that takes place in Vladivostok on September 8th and 9th 2012. The AN-124 (pictured below) flight was operated for TransStroyMekhanizatsiya LLC (TSM), a leading engineering and construction company in the Russian market for airport, road and hydraulic engineering construction. 

The 63 tonnes of cargo was packaged in special containers and included one that posed a loading challenge due to its displaced centre of gravity, preventing the use of standard overhead cranes. Volga-Dnepr's experts helped to find a solution and the complex challenge was resolved using a tailored loading procedure involving special beams. To support this procedure, Volga-Trucks, a specialist trucking company within Volga-Dnepr Group, delivered the necessary tooling to Saint Petersburg on the day before the flight. 

As part of its general support of the flight, Volga-Dnepr's Engineering & Logistics Center (ELC) also provided terminal services, arranging documentation and transportation of the cargo from the Pulkovo terminal to the aircraft. 

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is the premier forum for facilitating economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region. APEC was established in 1989 to enhance economic growth and prosperity for the region and to strengthen the Asia-Pacific community.

Heavy Lift | News

Baltimore sets cargo record thumbnail image

Baltimore sets cargo record

April 24 - Combined international cargo throughput at the state-owned and privately owned marine terminals at the port of Baltimore totalled a record 43 million tons in 2018.
Views: 175
Macnaughton joins Air Partner thumbnail image

Macnaughton joins Air Partner

April 24 - UK-headquartered charter broker Air Partner has appointed Kevin Macnaughton as managing director, charter, with immediate effect.
Views: 130

Heavy Lift Across The World

Discover heavy lift and project logistics industry news from around the world by region.