April 12 - Working at short notice, Globalink Logistics Group had just 48 hours to complete a demanding project for Kazakhstan's Ministry of Defence.

Globalink was required to move a consignment of military helicopters, assembly modules and engines from Europe to Almaty so that Kazakh president Nursultan Nazarbayev could conduct a visit to an assembly facility in the central Asian country.

In the absence of a regular freighter connection to Astana, Globalink's in-house air chartering team arranged a Boeing 747-400F aircraft to deliver cargo from various European facilities.

While the plane was making its way to Astana, Globalink staff were busy preparing the Customs formalities and positioning special trailers to ensure the final delivery of the cargo.

"The entire door-to-door operation took less than 48 hours, leaving all our customers fully satisfied," said Dinara Davlembaeva, marketing coordinator for Globalink, which completed the project in February.

Last year, Globalink was subcontracted to ship armoured personnel carriers and other military vehicles belonging to the Mongolian army from West Africa to Mongolia.

Obtaining special permissions to move the military cargo, which was mostly out-of-gauge, Globalink choose a routing via the Baltic Sea with on-carriage by dedicated block train service under Russian military escort to Mongolia.

Globalink Logistics Group is a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) - a leading global franchise network for project cargo forwarders with country/area exclusivity.