Bolloré Logistics signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with airship developer Flying Whales to support the use of lighter-than-air aircraft for heavy cargo transportation.

Bollore teams up with flying whales for heavy cargo transport

The deal was sealed at the Breakbulk Europe exhibition, which took place June 6-8 in Rotterdam. Bolloré Logistics plans to use Flying Whales’ LCA60T airship within the scope of its projects for loads weighing up to 60 tonnes.

LCA60T’s maiden flight is planned for the end of 2025. It will be able to deliver to remote locations and areas that difficult to access via conventional modes of transport. The LCA60T will be built in Gironde, France. Further manufacturing facilities are lined up for Quebec, Canada, and in the Asia-Pacific region.

“We are particularly proud of this agreement with Flying Whales. Deliveries by LCA60T will enable us to provide our customers with an extensive choice of vehicles in order to decarbonise the transport of the goods they entrust us with,” said Philippe Lejeune, energy and projects director - Bolloré Logistics Europe.