April 8 - U-Freight Group (UFL) brand, Dalian China Express International Transportation has handled the shipment of very long cargo through Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport (DLC) that required airport authorities to temporarily remove a length of

The consignment, which arrived from Europe onboard a chartered Antonov AN-124, was made up of seven items which weighed 66 tonnes in total and included two 30.5 m oil pipes.

Dalian China Express was responsible for the ground handling at DLC before overland haulage to the client's factory, a major Chinese oil company.

An ultra-long flat-bed truck was required for the cargo as well as a 70-tonne crane and other trucks, to handle the unloading of cargo directly from the AN-124 freighter at the apron of DLC airport.

The company also arranged Customs clearance and final delivery to the customer's factory.

Unloading and administrative matters, including Customs clearance, as well as the negotiations with the airport authorities, took a day before the consignment could leave on its road journey to the final destination.