Dimerco has delivered over 200 tons (181.4 tonnes) of printed circuit board (PCB) equipment from Stuttgart, Germany, to the Jiangsu Province, China, with ITG Air & Sea.

Dimerco arranged a crane to load the oversized cargo from PVG airport warehouse

Dimerco had to oversee the customised packing and fastening of the cargoes for loading and identified scheduled flights to able to accommodate the cargo.

The company explained: “Most airlines are not able to handle this size of cargo, with pieces ranging from 3-9 m in either length, width or height. Because scheduled flights have been limited due to the pandemic, these challenges might have led other transportation providers to opt for more costly chartered flights. Dimerco leveraged its long-term strategic partnerships with selected airlines to provide the most cost-effective solution, securing space on four scheduled freighters from Luxembourg Airport to Shanghai Pudong International Airport.”

Dimerco requested technical drawings from the customer to ensure the cargo would fit into the freighter. They then followed through with the airlines to book the first available flights once the cargo was packed and ready to go. 

The oversized freight also required advance arrangements for local compliance at destination, including an application for large cargo unloading at the airport warehouse.