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Red Box executes complex NSR move

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AqualisBraemar LOC (ABL) have featured in an article in Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International, regarding Red Box’s ‘pioneering’ first rig transportation via the Northern Sea Route (‘NSR’) – a 7,900 nautical mile transit from Grenaa Havn, Denmark, to Qingdao, China, carrying the 11,000 tonne jack-up accommodation rig ‘ATLANTIC AMSTERDAM’.

“The voyage, as well as the operation itself, has once again highlighted the importance of NSR as a compelling economic alternative to the Suez Canal or around the Cape of Good Hope.” Chris Muilwijk, Red Box Chief Financial Officer.

ABL are named in the article as Marine Warranty Surveyor (MWS) on the rig transportation: “Since we were expecting to encounter significant ice fields along the route, we incorporated a number of different stability and risk scenarios in our preliminary discussions with the marine warranty surveyors from AqualisBraemar LOC.” Christ Muilwijk, Red Box.

ABL acted as MWS for the marine transportation operations of modularised cargo and other project cargo for onshore construction project – the Yamal LNG onshore terminal, Russia.

As part of the project, ABL reviewed and approved procedures for the pioneering 1st transportation of modularised cargo via the NSR in winter time, further supporting with on-board attendance for the duration of the voyage.

 
 

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AqualisBraemar LOC (ABL) have featured in an article in Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International, regarding Red Box’s ‘pioneering’ first rig transportation via the Northern Sea Route (‘NSR’) – a 7,900 nautical mile transit from Grenaa Havn, Denmark, to Qingdao, China, carrying the 11,000 tonne jack-up accommodation rig ‘ATLANTIC AMSTERDAM’.

“The voyage, as well as the operation itself, has once again highlighted the importance of NSR as a compelling economic alternative to the Suez Canal or around the Cape of Good Hope.” Chris Muilwijk, Red Box Chief Financial Officer.

ABL are named in the article as Marine Warranty Surveyor (MWS) on the rig transportation: “Since we were expecting to encounter significant ice fields along the route, we incorporated a number of different stability and risk scenarios in our preliminary discussions with the marine warranty surveyors from AqualisBraemar LOC.” Christ Muilwijk, Red Box.

ABL acted as MWS for the marine transportation operations of modularised cargo and other project cargo for onshore construction project – the Yamal LNG onshore terminal, Russia.

As part of the project, ABL reviewed and approved procedures for the pioneering 1st transportation of modularised cargo via the NSR in winter time, further supporting with on-board attendance for the duration of the voyage.

 
 

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8 December 2021 |

Cuchi Shipping moves 4 units to Vung Tau

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Last week, Cuchi Shipping in Vietnam moved 4 massive units as detailed below.

Breech Duct: 21.37 x 12.00 x 12.34m / 266tn; Silencer Duct: 18.30 x 12.00 x 11.48m / 143tn; Lower Stack Can: 18.30 x 12.00 x 10.99m / 110tn; Upper Stack Can: 18.30 x 12.00 9.66m / 105tn.

The huge pieces were moved from the factory to the port yard at Vung Tau.

 
 

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Last week, Cuchi Shipping in Vietnam moved 4 massive units as detailed below.

Breech Duct: 21.37 x 12.00 x 12.34m / 266tn; Silencer Duct: 18.30 x 12.00 x 11.48m / 143tn; Lower Stack Can: 18.30 x 12.00 x 10.99m / 110tn; Upper Stack Can: 18.30 x 12.00 9.66m / 105tn.

The huge pieces were moved from the factory to the port yard at Vung Tau.

 
 

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8 December 2021 |

Rhenus’s logistical Christmas tale now available

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Giving presents to children all over the world in just one night – Father Christmas is a real expert when it comes to logistics.

But even he makes mistakes now and then. And then? Then Father Christmas is glad when he can count on the support of a logistics professional!

Rhenus’s Christmas logistics story tells how the logistics experts of the Rhenus Group help Father Christmas and how a little girl in South Africa can enjoy her present on time for Christmas thanks to global supply chains. You can listen to it in the current edition of Logistics People Talk, the official podacst of the Rhenus Group.

The Rhenus Group wishes everyone a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and all the best for 2022!

 
 

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Giving presents to children all over the world in just one night – Father Christmas is a real expert when it comes to logistics.

But even he makes mistakes now and then. And then? Then Father Christmas is glad when he can count on the support of a logistics professional!

Rhenus’s Christmas logistics story tells how the logistics experts of the Rhenus Group help Father Christmas and how a little girl in South Africa can enjoy her present on time for Christmas thanks to global supply chains. You can listen to it in the current edition of Logistics People Talk, the official podacst of the Rhenus Group.

The Rhenus Group wishes everyone a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and all the best for 2022!

 
 

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8 December 2021 |

Mugharraq Port recognised as an international port facility

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AD Ports Group today announced that Mugharraq Port, a strategic port located in the Al Dhafra Region, has been recognised as an international port facility.

Issued under the provisions of the International Code for the Security of Ships and of Port Facilities (ISPS Code) by the UAE’s Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, the port has long served as a leading maritime facility that provides a host of offshore, project/oil and gas, general cargo, logistics support, bulk and break-bulk handling services.

With the new certification, Mugharraq Port can now receive international and local vessels including container feeders, bulk and break-bulk carriers, mobile offshore drilling units, tugboats, chemical tankers, offshore support vessels, passenger ships and high-speed cargo crafts.

Saif Al Mazrouei, Head of Ports Cluster, AD Ports Group, said: “It is our great pleasure to announce that Mugharraq Port, one of the high-performing ports located within the Al Dhafra Region, has been officially recognised as an international port facility.

“This achievement will greatly accelerate the port’s potential in securing interest from the world leaders of industry, particularly those involved in the global energy market, while simultaneously opening up new opportunities in other industries and segments for us to target.

“We look forward to reinforcing Mugharraq Port’s logistical capabilities even further, as well as cultivating the port’s reputation not only as a vital maritime facility in the Middle East but also its footprint within global trade.”

Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Port Director, Al Dhafra Region, “By receiving the distinction of an international port facility under the provisions of the ISPS Code, Mugharraq Port has further cemented its position as a strategic commercial port.

“This accomplishment is a reflection of AD Ports Group’s efforts in recent years to devise and advance a master plan for the modernisation of Al Dhafra region’s ports, which has witnessed several infrastructure enhancements catering to both commercial and recreational maritime activities.

“We would also like to share our appreciation for the leadership’s support in driving the development of industry-leading infrastructure in Al Dhafra, as well as their efforts aiming to diversify the UAE’s economy.”

AD Ports Group is close to completing an extensive expansion project aimed at enhancing Mugharraq Port’s infrastructure and service capabilities to ensure it is better positioned to support offshore and mega projects related to the oil and gas field.

The infrastructure improvements introduced include the extension of the quay wall up to 480 metres with additional berths, deepening of the facility’s depth to 8 metres, as well as the development of additional Ro-Ro ramps to a total of six and extra berths designed to support heavy lift operations.

Additionally, the port’s load-bearing factor capability has also been increased up to 15 tonnes per square metre, which in addition to supporting heavy lift activities also accelerates the movement of cargo bound for oil and gas facilities. On the landside operations of the port, new elements include the development of liquid and dry bulk pipelines, which are expected to substantially benefit oil and gas customers using Mugharraq Port.

Mugharraq Port’s enhancements, coupled with its strategic proximity to Ruwais, Hail, Ghasha, and other key upstream oil and gas projects in the region, solidify its position as an ISPS port well-equipped to meet the evolving need of international operations.

 
 

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AD Ports Group today announced that Mugharraq Port, a strategic port located in the Al Dhafra Region, has been recognised as an international port facility.

Issued under the provisions of the International Code for the Security of Ships and of Port Facilities (ISPS Code) by the UAE’s Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, the port has long served as a leading maritime facility that provides a host of offshore, project/oil and gas, general cargo, logistics support, bulk and break-bulk handling services.

With the new certification, Mugharraq Port can now receive international and local vessels including container feeders, bulk and break-bulk carriers, mobile offshore drilling units, tugboats, chemical tankers, offshore support vessels, passenger ships and high-speed cargo crafts.

Saif Al Mazrouei, Head of Ports Cluster, AD Ports Group, said: “It is our great pleasure to announce that Mugharraq Port, one of the high-performing ports located within the Al Dhafra Region, has been officially recognised as an international port facility.

“This achievement will greatly accelerate the port’s potential in securing interest from the world leaders of industry, particularly those involved in the global energy market, while simultaneously opening up new opportunities in other industries and segments for us to target.

“We look forward to reinforcing Mugharraq Port’s logistical capabilities even further, as well as cultivating the port’s reputation not only as a vital maritime facility in the Middle East but also its footprint within global trade.”

Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Port Director, Al Dhafra Region, “By receiving the distinction of an international port facility under the provisions of the ISPS Code, Mugharraq Port has further cemented its position as a strategic commercial port.

“This accomplishment is a reflection of AD Ports Group’s efforts in recent years to devise and advance a master plan for the modernisation of Al Dhafra region’s ports, which has witnessed several infrastructure enhancements catering to both commercial and recreational maritime activities.

“We would also like to share our appreciation for the leadership’s support in driving the development of industry-leading infrastructure in Al Dhafra, as well as their efforts aiming to diversify the UAE’s economy.”

AD Ports Group is close to completing an extensive expansion project aimed at enhancing Mugharraq Port’s infrastructure and service capabilities to ensure it is better positioned to support offshore and mega projects related to the oil and gas field.

The infrastructure improvements introduced include the extension of the quay wall up to 480 metres with additional berths, deepening of the facility’s depth to 8 metres, as well as the development of additional Ro-Ro ramps to a total of six and extra berths designed to support heavy lift operations.

Additionally, the port’s load-bearing factor capability has also been increased up to 15 tonnes per square metre, which in addition to supporting heavy lift activities also accelerates the movement of cargo bound for oil and gas facilities. On the landside operations of the port, new elements include the development of liquid and dry bulk pipelines, which are expected to substantially benefit oil and gas customers using Mugharraq Port.

Mugharraq Port’s enhancements, coupled with its strategic proximity to Ruwais, Hail, Ghasha, and other key upstream oil and gas projects in the region, solidify its position as an ISPS port well-equipped to meet the evolving need of international operations.

 
 

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7 December 2021 |

UAE Government announces launch of UAE Railways Program

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In the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, the UAE Government announced the launch of the UAE Railways Program, the largest integrated system for transporting goods and passengers across the country.

The program constitutes an integrated strategy for the railway sector in the UAE for the coming decades, as it includes a national network of railway projects that link the emirates and the key cities of the country. The first phase of the Etihad Rail has been fully operational since 2016, with opportunities to expand beyond the borders of the UAE.

The UAE Railways Program falls under the ‘Projects of the 50’ which is a series of developmental and economic projects that aim to accelerate the UAE’s development, transform it into a comprehensive hub in all sectors and establish its status as an ideal destination for talents and investors.

The UAE Railways Program was launched during a special event celebrating the projects of the 50, held at Dubai’s EXPO 2020. The event highlighted the objectives of the program and the phases of the “Etihad Rail” project, which connects Ghuwaifat on the border with Saudi Arabia to the port of Fujairah on the Eastern Coast.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said, “The Etihad Rail is the largest project to consolidate the strength of the union for the next fifty years. It will connect 11 key cities and regions across the UAE.”

His Highness added: “The UAE’s infrastructure is among the best in the world, and the Etihad Rail will further enhance UAE excellence in the logistical field. The project comes in line with the environmental policy of the UAE and it will reduce carbon emissions by 70-80%,”.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, said, “The National Railways Program reflects the true meaning of integration into our national economic system, as we see the largest partnership between government entities at the federal and local levels. It comes to support a national vision to connect the country’s key centers of industry and production, open new trade routes and facilitate population movement, creating the most developed work and life environment in the region.”

H.H. Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, and Chairman of Etihad Rail, said that the UAE Railways Program is a key milestone in the road transport sector and a true reflection to ‘The Principles of the 50’.

H.H. Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan added that the UAE Railways Program extends an opportunity to qualify and train Emirati talents and enable them to lead this vital sector in the future.

Shadi Malak, Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Rail, said that the Etihad Rail is operated by Emirati talents who possess an exceptional experience they gain during Phase one and two, pointing out that the UAE Railways Program provides more than 9000 jobs by 2030.

Malak added that the Rail Passenger Services will enhance the transportation system across the UAE allowing passengers to travel from Abu Dhabi to Dubai in 50 minutes, and from Abu Dhabi to Fujairah in 100 minutes.
Eng. Kholoud Al Mazrouei, Deputy Project Director of Etihad Rail said that Etihad Rail supports the public transport system in the UAE, pointing out that the key milestones are achieved during the current stage including the transportation of more than 30 million tonnes of granulated sulphur (the equivalent of around 2.8 million truck trips.

The UAE Railway Program aims to develop a sustainable road transport system that supports economic development efforts in all sectors, including the environment, industry and tourism. The program also aims to connect the emirates of the UAE and provide a reliable transportation system.

The investments of the UAE Railway Program amount to AED50 billion, 70% of which targets the local market. The program contributes to providing more than 9,000 jobs in the railway sector and supporting sectors by 2030.

The program contributes to reducing 70-80% of carbon emissions over the next 50 years, a move that supports the UAE’s efforts to preserve the environment and achieve its goal of carbon neutrality.

The UAE Railway Program includes three key projects; the first project is the Freight Rail, which includes the Etihad Rail freight services.

The second project is the Rail Passenger Services that aim to connect 11 cities with the UAE from Al Sila to Fujairah. At a speed of 200 km/h the Rail Passenger will connect 11 cities within the UAE, where passengers can travel from Abu Dhabi to Dubai in 50 minutes, and from Abu Dhabi to Fujairah in 100 minutes.
By 2030, the number of passengers is expected to reach more than 36.5 million annually.

The third project is the Integrated Transportation Service, where an innovation center will be established to ensure the integration of the smart transportation solutions. A network of light rail will be connected to the Rail Passenger System to facilitate transportation inside UAE cities.

Additionally, smart applications and solutions will also be developed to allow planning and booking trips, integrating logistics operations, port and customs services, and providing integrated logistics solutions.
The UAE Railway Program creates enormous economic opportunities amounting to AED200 billion; the estimated benefits of reducing carbon emissions amount to AED21 billion, road maintenance AED8 billion, in addition to achieving tourism benefits estimated at AED23 billion during the next 50 years, meanwhile the public benefits on the UAE economy will reach AED23 billion.

The Stage One (the commercial activity) of Etihad Rail commenced in January 2016. Etihad Rail has transported more than 30 million tonnes of granulated sulphur (the equivalent of around 2.8 million truck trips).

Stage Two constructions was launched in 2018, where 70% of was achieved in less than 24 months despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Etihad Rail has continued to forge ahead and complete the project according to its clearly defined goals and comprehensive work plan.
180 entities have been cooperating and more than 40 thousand official papers have been issued. 27 thousand people are working in more than 3000 constructions sites across the country achieving 76 million working hours.

 
 

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In the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, the UAE Government announced the launch of the UAE Railways Program, the largest integrated system for transporting goods and passengers across the country.

The program constitutes an integrated strategy for the railway sector in the UAE for the coming decades, as it includes a national network of railway projects that link the emirates and the key cities of the country. The first phase of the Etihad Rail has been fully operational since 2016, with opportunities to expand beyond the borders of the UAE.

The UAE Railways Program falls under the ‘Projects of the 50’ which is a series of developmental and economic projects that aim to accelerate the UAE’s development, transform it into a comprehensive hub in all sectors and establish its status as an ideal destination for talents and investors.

The UAE Railways Program was launched during a special event celebrating the projects of the 50, held at Dubai’s EXPO 2020. The event highlighted the objectives of the program and the phases of the “Etihad Rail” project, which connects Ghuwaifat on the border with Saudi Arabia to the port of Fujairah on the Eastern Coast.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said, “The Etihad Rail is the largest project to consolidate the strength of the union for the next fifty years. It will connect 11 key cities and regions across the UAE.”

His Highness added: “The UAE’s infrastructure is among the best in the world, and the Etihad Rail will further enhance UAE excellence in the logistical field. The project comes in line with the environmental policy of the UAE and it will reduce carbon emissions by 70-80%,”.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, said, “The National Railways Program reflects the true meaning of integration into our national economic system, as we see the largest partnership between government entities at the federal and local levels. It comes to support a national vision to connect the country’s key centers of industry and production, open new trade routes and facilitate population movement, creating the most developed work and life environment in the region.”

H.H. Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, and Chairman of Etihad Rail, said that the UAE Railways Program is a key milestone in the road transport sector and a true reflection to ‘The Principles of the 50’.

H.H. Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan added that the UAE Railways Program extends an opportunity to qualify and train Emirati talents and enable them to lead this vital sector in the future.

Shadi Malak, Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Rail, said that the Etihad Rail is operated by Emirati talents who possess an exceptional experience they gain during Phase one and two, pointing out that the UAE Railways Program provides more than 9000 jobs by 2030.

Malak added that the Rail Passenger Services will enhance the transportation system across the UAE allowing passengers to travel from Abu Dhabi to Dubai in 50 minutes, and from Abu Dhabi to Fujairah in 100 minutes.
Eng. Kholoud Al Mazrouei, Deputy Project Director of Etihad Rail said that Etihad Rail supports the public transport system in the UAE, pointing out that the key milestones are achieved during the current stage including the transportation of more than 30 million tonnes of granulated sulphur (the equivalent of around 2.8 million truck trips.

The UAE Railway Program aims to develop a sustainable road transport system that supports economic development efforts in all sectors, including the environment, industry and tourism. The program also aims to connect the emirates of the UAE and provide a reliable transportation system.

The investments of the UAE Railway Program amount to AED50 billion, 70% of which targets the local market. The program contributes to providing more than 9,000 jobs in the railway sector and supporting sectors by 2030.

The program contributes to reducing 70-80% of carbon emissions over the next 50 years, a move that supports the UAE’s efforts to preserve the environment and achieve its goal of carbon neutrality.

The UAE Railway Program includes three key projects; the first project is the Freight Rail, which includes the Etihad Rail freight services.

The second project is the Rail Passenger Services that aim to connect 11 cities with the UAE from Al Sila to Fujairah. At a speed of 200 km/h the Rail Passenger will connect 11 cities within the UAE, where passengers can travel from Abu Dhabi to Dubai in 50 minutes, and from Abu Dhabi to Fujairah in 100 minutes.
By 2030, the number of passengers is expected to reach more than 36.5 million annually.

The third project is the Integrated Transportation Service, where an innovation center will be established to ensure the integration of the smart transportation solutions. A network of light rail will be connected to the Rail Passenger System to facilitate transportation inside UAE cities.

Additionally, smart applications and solutions will also be developed to allow planning and booking trips, integrating logistics operations, port and customs services, and providing integrated logistics solutions.
The UAE Railway Program creates enormous economic opportunities amounting to AED200 billion; the estimated benefits of reducing carbon emissions amount to AED21 billion, road maintenance AED8 billion, in addition to achieving tourism benefits estimated at AED23 billion during the next 50 years, meanwhile the public benefits on the UAE economy will reach AED23 billion.

The Stage One (the commercial activity) of Etihad Rail commenced in January 2016. Etihad Rail has transported more than 30 million tonnes of granulated sulphur (the equivalent of around 2.8 million truck trips).

Stage Two constructions was launched in 2018, where 70% of was achieved in less than 24 months despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Etihad Rail has continued to forge ahead and complete the project according to its clearly defined goals and comprehensive work plan.
180 entities have been cooperating and more than 40 thousand official papers have been issued. 27 thousand people are working in more than 3000 constructions sites across the country achieving 76 million working hours.

 
 

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7 December 2021 |

Volga-Dnepr completes delivery with Bollore Logistics

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Volga-Dnepr Airlines, the leader in transportations of oversized and superheavy project cargoes, has organized delivery of the world’s largest and most sophisticated commercial communications satellite – Inmarsat-6 F1, also known as I-6 F1, from Toulouse (France) to Kitakyushu (Japan) aboard its capable An-124-100.

The challenging and complex delivery was completed in close cooperation with Bollore Logistics Space desk located in Toulouse, France, Volga-Dnepr’s long-standing partner across various industries, with both teams starting initial project discussions back in 2019 and operations planning in September 2021.

Even though the total cargo weight was not an issue as it did not exceed 70 tonnes, the dimensions of the satellite container was close to cargo compartment sizes. Given Volga-Dnepr’s previous experience when it delivered CTH04 satellite container before the loading and offloading procedures went intact. The company’s technical crew assisted on-site to guarantee that everything went smoothly and orchestrated the loading process which was accomplished with the usage of both internal and external cranes.

Designed and manufactured by Airbus Defence and Space, the satellite will serve a variety of purposes including decreasing costs for mobile services and IoT applications thanks to its hybrid nature as it features both L-band (ELERA) and Ka-band (Global Xpress) communications payloads.

The arrival of An-124-100 with I-6 F1 aboard was welcomed by Hiroshi Imanaga, Deputy Mayor of City of Kitakyushu, TSUJI Tomoharu, Chief Executive of Seaport and Airport Bureau, City of Kitakyushu, and Dmitry Vorontsov, Volga-Dnepr Group Director, APAC Development who visited site for an inspection and thanked all the teams for their great job and contribution to the development of the aerospace sector.

Dmitry Vorontsov, Volga-Dnepr Group Director, APAC Development, highlights: ‘Not only does the completion of I-6 F1 logistics project strengthens our footprint in aerospace sector but it also brings our cooperation with Kitakyushu City Government/Fukuoka Prefectural Government to the next level as we see real actions aimed at enhancement of air cargo infrastructure in the airport to be able to handle such complex shipments. This year we have seen a significant increase in the aerospace sector amid the revival of industry projects and the development of regional space programmes. Volga-Dnepr Airlines has so far transported over 3,000 tonnes of aerospace associated cargo and expects more projects in the pipeline’.

 
 

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Volga-Dnepr Airlines, the leader in transportations of oversized and superheavy project cargoes, has organized delivery of the world’s largest and most sophisticated commercial communications satellite – Inmarsat-6 F1, also known as I-6 F1, from Toulouse (France) to Kitakyushu (Japan) aboard its capable An-124-100.

The challenging and complex delivery was completed in close cooperation with Bollore Logistics Space desk located in Toulouse, France, Volga-Dnepr’s long-standing partner across various industries, with both teams starting initial project discussions back in 2019 and operations planning in September 2021.

Even though the total cargo weight was not an issue as it did not exceed 70 tonnes, the dimensions of the satellite container was close to cargo compartment sizes. Given Volga-Dnepr’s previous experience when it delivered CTH04 satellite container before the loading and offloading procedures went intact. The company’s technical crew assisted on-site to guarantee that everything went smoothly and orchestrated the loading process which was accomplished with the usage of both internal and external cranes.

Designed and manufactured by Airbus Defence and Space, the satellite will serve a variety of purposes including decreasing costs for mobile services and IoT applications thanks to its hybrid nature as it features both L-band (ELERA) and Ka-band (Global Xpress) communications payloads.

The arrival of An-124-100 with I-6 F1 aboard was welcomed by Hiroshi Imanaga, Deputy Mayor of City of Kitakyushu, TSUJI Tomoharu, Chief Executive of Seaport and Airport Bureau, City of Kitakyushu, and Dmitry Vorontsov, Volga-Dnepr Group Director, APAC Development who visited site for an inspection and thanked all the teams for their great job and contribution to the development of the aerospace sector.

Dmitry Vorontsov, Volga-Dnepr Group Director, APAC Development, highlights: ‘Not only does the completion of I-6 F1 logistics project strengthens our footprint in aerospace sector but it also brings our cooperation with Kitakyushu City Government/Fukuoka Prefectural Government to the next level as we see real actions aimed at enhancement of air cargo infrastructure in the airport to be able to handle such complex shipments. This year we have seen a significant increase in the aerospace sector amid the revival of industry projects and the development of regional space programmes. Volga-Dnepr Airlines has so far transported over 3,000 tonnes of aerospace associated cargo and expects more projects in the pipeline’.

 
 

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7 December 2021 |
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