December 10 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines recently organised the shipment of two large mining vehicles to Mongolia.
The AN-124 freighter flight from Prestwick in Scotland was performed on behalf of client Monnis International.
The shipment consisted of two mining vehicles on caterpillar belts that had been manufactured in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland by Striker Crushing & Screening Company. Each vehicle weighed 37 tonnes and measured 18.8m x 3m x 34m.
Engineering and logistics staff at Volga-Dnepr provided technical expertise for the movement, making recommendations to the manufacturer in order to avoid problems during transportation.
Volga-Dnepr was responsible for arranging trailers to truck the cargo to Scotland, as well as co-ordinating ferry transport, cargo handling and all required aviation security.
The mining vehicles were safely loaded onto the aircraft and flown to Ulan Bator, the Mongolian capital.