Dimerco has landed a contract to provide specialised supply chain services for a helicopter assembly, refitting and operation company in China.

Dimerco coordinated to load helicopter on flight in Canada

The contract involves shipping 30 Bell 407 helicopters from Canada to China by the end of 2020. The first stage involves moving the cargo by road from Montreal to Toronto, then by air to Tianjin, before hauling the cargo to Xi’an. Each helicopter weighs 10 tonnes.

Dimerco said that the door-to-door delivery will take just one week.

The riskiest part of each move is unloading the helicopters from aircraft pallets and positioning them onto the trailers. Dimerco said that it has provided a detailed advance brief to the customer and will deliver a customised solution that leverages risk management, monitoring progress closely at each critical logistics point, to keep the customer informed and ensuring this high-value cargo remains safe.