April 3 - B & B International SAS chartered a B747 freighter aircraft from Atlas Air in order to move 117.5 tonnes of marble and other cargo from Italy to Chad for the construction of the Grand Hotel in N'djamena.

The flight departed from Italy's Malpensa Airport.

"Due to the current congestion at Cameroon's port of Douala, one cannot expect to improve the transit time by sea and road services between Douala and N'djamena," explained B & B International's Georges Gualdino.

B & B International is a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) for France and Atlas Air sponsored the network's recent conference in Phuket.