July 10 - Compass Forwarding has chartered the world's largest aircraft - the Antonov An-225 Mriya - to deliver critical construction supplies to Qatar's capital city.

The 253-tonne capacity aircraft carried five air conditioner units, which had a total weight of 87.5 tonnes. Once the chillers had arrived in Doha from their origin in Minneapolis, Minnesota, they were delivered to their destination - a hotel renovation site.

Robert M. Shelala, Compass' associate director of business development, said his company was asked at short notice to organise this shipment and had only one week in which to organise logistics and resources and assign ground personnel.