Category Archives: AirBridgeCargo

AirBridgeCargo transports 146 heifers from Houston to Bangkok

AirBridgeCargo Airlines has made this announcement:

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has been consistently developing its dedicated ‘abc care’ product to cater to the needs of the customers transporting live animals. With special attention towards well-being and comfort of ‘special passengers’ onboard, ABC strives for improvement of its services, deepening of its knowledge and expertise and opting for working only with reliable and trustworthy customers.

This was the case then the carrier has organized a complex charter flight for 146 heifers which was accomplished in partnership with ABC’s long-lasting partner, Intradco Global. The request would have been reviewed as a normal one were it not for the routing, with flight originating in Houston (USA) and final point in Bangkok (Thailand). ‘abc care’ team has started preparations long before the flight, scrutinizing every detail of the complex delivery and being in a constant dialogue with the customer to make sure that on a fixed day everything went smoothly.

The animals were grouped in 27 cow stalls, each securely stowed and lashed on the maindeck of Boeing 747-8F and flew more than 17,182 kilometers during 19 hours 45 minutes to its final destination in comfortable conditions. During the whole flight, ABC flight crew made sure that the internal temperature has been maintained in accordance with the required guidelines, within the range from 6 °C to 10 °C. Additional support was provided by the groom who made sure that all the cows felt safe and secure.

To guarantee well-being and safety of each animal on board the company has established Special Operational Procedures and is aimed at further reinforcement of its ‘abc care’ team with qualified specialists from all the departments involved in this complex transportation. For the first five months of 2019, ABC has safely delivered twice as many animals as it did in 2018. In 2019 the company has become a member of the Animal Transportation Association which strives for the safe and humane handling and transport of all animals worldwide.

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Video: Pilots view of Boeing 747-8 at Chicago O’Hare

New video from JustPlanes:

JustPlanes en route from Alaska to Holland in the cockpit of the Boeing 747-8 departing Anchorage for Amsterdam Schiphol Airport with stops at Los Angeles and Chicago. Here you can see what the pilotseye sees from the nose camera on departure from O’Hare Airport. The complete flightdeck film is 4 hours long.

Just Planes is very happy to welcome AirBridgeCargo, the 267th airline in our Cockpit Series and 1st airline from Russia! ABC is the largest Russian cargo airline and part of the Volga-Dnepr Group. It operates a fleet of 747-400s and 747-8s all over the world. Our film joins the airline’s “Round the World” flight. The program starts at the busy cargo stop in Alaska and ends at the busy cargo airport of Schiphol with stops in Los Angeles and Chicago.

We’re delighted to add the latest version of the Boeing 747 in our series. In the past we’ve done extensive filming on the jumbo’s 100, 200, 300, 400 and SP versions and now we add the 747-8!

 

AirBridgeCargo adds Dhaka to its international cargo network

AirBridgeCargo Airlines-ABC Boeing 747-46NF VP-BIK (msn 35421) LHR (SPA). Image: 945268.

AirBridgeCargo made this announcement:

Dhaka becomes the 14th destination in ABC’s Asian network and extends the airline’s ability to guarantee fast and seamless cargo deliveries to Europe, Russia, and the USA. The flight will be operated in conjunction with AirBridgeCargo’s Shanghai, China, service and will give customers a vast choice of international connections over its Moscow cargo hub.

AirBridgeCargo is continuing to develop its Asian network by analyzing routes which will most benefit its customers. In 2018, it added Ho Chi Minh and Shenzhen and offered its special abc e-com, abc valuable and abc general products to meet the demand for hi-tech, e-commerce and garments goods. It has also reinforced its abc pharma product through an MoU with PACTL, which was signed in June 2018 to boost time and temperature-sensitive products and increase the airline’s overall quality performance.

Top Copyright Photo: AirBridgeCargo Airlines-ABC Boeing 747-46NF VP-BIK (msn 35421) LHR (SPA). Image: 945268.

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AirBridgeCargo sees its 2018 volumes exceed 700,000 tons driven by 25% growth in special cargoes

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AirBridgeCargo made this announcement:

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), one of the leading carriers with dedicated airlift for special cargoes, saw its volumes of special commodities increase by over 25% in 2018, demonstrating its capability to cater to the needs of customers worldwide and guarantee the highest levels of service quality.

Alignment of internal processes, the introduction of digital solutions to enhance customer experience, partnerships with reliable companies, and the reinforcement of ABC’s global team helped to boost abc pharma volumes by more than 60% year-on-year, while dangerous goods shipments using the airline’s abc DG product rose by 40%. abc XL demand for oversize and heavy cargoes increased by over 20% versus 2017, and e-commerce business delivered via AirBridgeCargo’s abc e-com product was up 6%.

The company expects this growth trajectory to continue in terms of shipment volumes as it increases its focus on performance quality and customer satisfaction.

Overall, total volumes carried in 2018 went up by 2%, exceeding 700,000 tons across ABC’s growing international route network. The increase is attributed to the introduction of new destinations, notably Ho Chi Minh City, Shenzhen, Budapest, and Columbus, which complemented the airline’s existing routes and opened new market growth opportunities for ABC’s customers. On top of this, effective fleet utilization and team strengthening facilitated the company’s growth.

“2019 will be an exceptional year for ABC – the year of our 15th anniversary – and we are delighted to achieve another company milestone supported by the consistent results of 2018. New challenges are ahead of us, but that’s what makes the air cargo industry an exciting place to be. We are all set and ready for new plans and accomplishments as we continue to follow our growth strategy,” highlighted Sergey Lazarev, General Director of AirBridgeCargo Airlines.

One of the main areas for further progress this year will lie in the development of digital front-end solutions for the convenience of ABC customers worldwide. AirBridgeCargo is committed to creating a more user-friendly digital environment, starting with the implementation of equipment to improve the monitoring of a cargo’s condition – temperature logger, shocking sensors, Bluetooth transmitting devices – up to partnering with the world’s leading companies, such as Unilode and SITAONAIR, to guarantee 100% traceability of shipments and continue the move towards an ‘Internet of Things’ platform.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): AirBridgeCargo Airlines-ABC Boeing 747-87UF VP-BBL (msn 63378) (pharma) AMS (Marco Finelli). Image: 945269.

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AirBridgeCargo to set up its European hub at Liege Airport

Liege Airport and AirBridgeCargo Airlines have signed an historic lease agreement for 10 years. This arrangement will bring the scale of cooperation between two companies to the next level of development, boosting air cargo volumes of ABC to/from the airport and placing Liege Airport among the top 5 cargo airports in Europe by 2020.

The agreement comes as a logical extension of Memorandum of Understanding, which was signed between Liege Airport and Volga-Dnepr Group earlier this year during the Farnborough International Airshow 2018 in July, and will contribute to the development of the regional economy in general, creating numerous amounts of jobs and favouring growth of air cargo sector, and the airport development in particular, heating up cargo infrastructure and freight flows to/from the airport.

Under new agreement AirBridgeCargo will lease warehouse premises for the total area of 25,000 sq. m. for effective and seamless cargo operations in the airport. The investment amounts to 25 million euros and includes 2,000 sq. m. of office space to guarantee smooth daily flight management.

AirBridgeCargo adds service to Ho Chi Minh City

AirBridgeCargo Airlines-ABC Boeing 747-83QF VQ-BFU (msn 60117) CUR (Ton Jochems). Image: 942901.

AirBridgeCargo Airlines is launching new freighter service to one of the busiest cities of Vietnam, thus increasing dedicated maindeck capacity to and from one of the major manufacturing hotspots in Asia and adding it to its international network of more than 30 destinations.

The flight will link customers from Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City with other destinations within ABC international network through cargo hub in Moscow on board one of its Boeing 747 freighters to guarantee 48-hour delivery time, including ground handling. Ho Chi Minh City will become the 12th Asian online destination thus strongly reinforcing ABC presence in Asia.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by ABC): AirBridgeCargo Airlines-ABC Boeing 747-83QF VQ-BFU (msn 60117) CUR (Ton Jochems). Image: 942901.

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AirBridgeCargo promotes its new “pharma” service, arrives in Budapest

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AirBridgeCargo has made this announcement:

At AirBridgeCargo, we understand your mission to help people live longer, happier and healthier lives. We are experts when it comes to transporting temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals and life-saving medical equipment across the globe. From vaccines, laboratory equipment, MRI/MRT machines to blood samples and beyond: AirBridgeCargo is your partner with an in-depth knowledge of the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry. When a cool chain has to span across continents, you can count on our cargo experts and modern freighter fleet to make it happen. Always. Worldwide.

Always delivered as promised:

  • Exact temperature monitoring from acceptance to delivery
  • Special packaging solutions and thermal blankets for palletized shipments
  • Dedicated, skilled staff trained in handling healthcare products
  • Full compliance with IATA TCR and CEIV certification
  • Customer service support 24/7, online track&trace option for all shipments
  • QEP certified network

Innovative healthcare logistics that deliver:

  • Boeing 747-8 and 747-400 with three compartments enabling different temperature settings from 4°C to 29°C
  • Temperature control facilities on majority of stations throughout the ABC network
  • High-tech pharma hub at Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport with effective connections to deliver cargo worldwide
  • Tailor-made logistics solutions based on your individual requirements

State-of-the-art solutions to ensure your cargo arrives in perfect condition:

abc pharma active is the solution for time and temperature sensitive pharmaceutical products that need to be shipped in active containers. A variety of containers is used to keep healthcare goods as protected as possible, including dry ice technologies. Goods shipped are kept at a constant temperature throughout the entire cargo journey. Use of active containers mitigates risks for ambient temperature influence on healthcare products.

abc pharma passive is a solution for prepackaged pharmaceutical products. Within required temperature ranges and by seasonal consideration of routes, healthcare goods are shipped efficiently and effectively.

In other news, AirBridgeCargo Airlines launched bi-weekly frequencies to Budapest in the pursue to accommodate growing volumes between Europe and Asia. The new service, deploying Boeing 747 freighters, adds to the emerging network of destinations AirBridgeCargo currently offers, totaling them to 11.

Both Tuesday and Saturday flights will guarantee up to 139 tons of available capacity, covering the entire cargo catchment area of Budapest, as well as Central and Eastern Europe, and guaranteeing expertise in transportation of all types of cargo.

Budapest airport and AirBridgeCargo Airlines have held a launch event to make Boeing 747 freighter touch down memorable for all the guests, with representatives from Hungarian government, local freight forwarding community and media specialists. All the guests could watch offloading procedures live and enjoyed gala-dinner afterwards as an excellent opportunity for networking and peer meeting.

At the flight launch ceremony Levente Magyar, deputy foreign minister of Hungary has emphasized the role Budapest Airport plays in further developing the aviation connectivity of the country, and praised the fact that AirBridgeCargo has chosen Budapest as its new Central and Eastern European hub for widening its international network. He also pointed out that logistics and transport are traditionally successful areas of the Hungarian economy also due the country’s ideal geographical location.

AirBridgeCargo has been expanding its international route network, leveraging customers’ expectations and providing value-added services, powered by the latest IT technologies for all types of cargo, including pharmaceuticals, oversize and heavy, perishables, live animals, and others. At the moment it operates more than 60 weekly flights from Europe, thus boosting outbound traffic and connecting customers to the rest of the world in the most effective manner.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by ABC): AirBridgeCargo Airlines-ABC Boeing 747-87UF VP-BBL (msn 63378) (pharma) MUC (Arnd Wolf). Image: 942620.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: AirBridgeCargo Airlines-ABC Boeing 747-867F VQ-BVR (msn 60687) (pharma) LAX (Michael Carter). Image: 942619.

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