The 66 baby giraffes, collectively weighing around 38 tonnes, were on their way to various animal parks in the Zhengzhou region. With each giraffe up to three meters in height, special transportation containers were provided by the customer to ensure their comfort, safety and well-being throughout the transportation process. The long-necked animals travelled in groups of three in each container and were accompanied by animal specialists as well as a plentiful supply of water and nutritious food during their journey.
A dedicated abc CARE team – representing the airline’s specialist live animals service – ensured all of the flight and handling procedures were organized in compliance with IATA’s Live Animals Regulations and provided their expertise to complete the required documentation for the transportation. From acceptance to delivery, the abc CARE specialists created the perfect travel environment for the giraffes, ensuring their safe arrival in China.
“Each time we organize a dedicated charter flight with live animals onboard, we fully understand the high level of our responsibility to ensure their safety and well-being. We also must show our customers that their trust is us as experienced logistics practitioners for such important cargoes is well placed and in full compliance with international industry standards. In the first half of 2018, we witnessed an 18% increase in the transportation of live animals, which reflects our reputation as a proven and reliable service provider for these specialist air cargo services,” highlighted Sergey Lazarev, General Director of AirBridgeCargo Airlines.
Jasmine Zhang, Airfreight Manager of BSI Logistics (Tianjin) Limited, ABC’s customer for the flight, stated: “We're happy to see our lovely giraffes starting their new lives in China. Thankfully, they are all safe and healthy! We really appreciate ABC’s hard work, professional assistance and support. We think our best choice is to choose your charter service for our next shipment.”
AirBridgeCargo Airlines have been strengthening its position in the live animals transportation market through its dedicated abc CARE service, realigning its internal procedures, gaining required quality certificates, and organizing deliveries to meet even the most challenging customer requirements.
AirBridgeCargo Airlines, one of the leaders in the transportation of special cargoes by air, and Jettainer, one of leading international service partners for unit load devices (ULD) management, have inked a leasing agreement for the provision of ULDs on short term requirement for transportation of special cargoes.
AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has been named ‘Best Performing Newcomer Full-freighter Cargo Airline’ in the BUD Annual Awards at a gala dinner in the Hungarian capital to honour airlines, service providers and retailers which have made the most significant contributions to Budapest Airport’s growth.
AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), one of the major players in the air cargo market, and CargoHub, the cargo logistics quality and compliance platform, have solidified their collaboration for the implementation of the CargoClaims platform. The online tool, which received the IATA cargo innovation award in 2015, will allow ABC’s customers to manage their claims and pre-claims requests through a user-friendly online tool available at www.airbridgecargo.com or ru.cargoclaims.aero.