February 5 - Logistics provider G&O Solutions has partnered with Volga-Dnepr Airlines to transport 50 tonnes of gas equipment from Kazan, Russia to Karshi in Uzbekistan.

The cargo, which included rotor and wheel spacers, piping and tanks, pumps, coolers and other supporting equipment, was shipped onboard two IL-76TD-90VD freighter flights.

The equipment is being used to increase gas production at the Shurtan compressor station in one of the biggest gas-condensate fields in Uzbekistan.

This was the first time that both companies had worked directly together, said G&O Solutions manager Mr Ismailov: "Our shipment of outsize cargo was carried securely and in the shortest timescale, and we are very pleased with our joint work. Our two companies have already agreed on future cooperation in projects in Central Asia."