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Kevin Perry with the Antonov An124 heavy transport aircraft at East Midlands Airport, with the Europa load of hydraulic pump unit made at Mammoth Yarmouth and being shipped to Dubai for the oil replace, 17th April, 2024. Portray by John Robertson.

The Antonov 124, one in all the largest commercial aircrafts within the arena, used to be lately chartered by air freight operator Europa Air & Sea to hurry time-severe cargo from the UK to the UAE.  The AN-124 is able to carrying up 120 tonnes at clutch-off.

Europa’s Air & Sea division, which has specialist teams both within the UAE (established in Dubai in 2022) and the UK, managed the cargo from level of discover to level of transport, for one in all the UK’s main hydraulics producers. The Antonov touched down at 1.30am local time on 18 April bringing the complicated project and flight to a winning stop, albeit in opposition to the largest storms recorded in UAE since records started.

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Ensuing from the sheer size of the cargo, Europa needed to not most attention-grabbing structure this very express aircraft but organise and manage the permits well-known for domestic haulage.  The cargo needed to endure complicated customs clearance processes for export to its UAE waste-user and used to be extremely time severe. Having previously experienced delays of up to a number of weeks due to these complexities, the shopper sought out Europa Air & Sea with its customs infrastructure in Dubai and the UK to efficiently certain the cargo within hours of touchdown, contributing to the seamless motion between customer and waste-user.

Kevin Perry Europa Air & Sea’s UK primarily based Airfreight Operations Manager for my fragment oversaw the project at East Midlands Airport, he feedback. “This used to be a not easy project due to both its scale and timeliness, however the weather added one other layer of complexity.  No matter this we had been contented to be ready to lift this time severe cargo.  Right here is the actual instance of how with our abilities and infrastructure, despite the scale or timeframes we can guarantee a seamless motion of items.”

Nathan Lynn, Total Manager for Europa & Air Sea Dubai added “Projects love this require extraordinary planning, and the guidelines, abilities and dedication of experts in both the UK and the UAE.  The truth that Europa has its contain teams in both areas supposed that, despite the total complexities, we had been ready to efficiently manage the cargo from level of discover to level of transport.”

EMA’s Industrial Director Chris Lane said: “We had been contented to all over again welcome the Antonov to East Midlands Airport and facilitate it on its contrivance to Dubai.

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“Our unrivalled cargo operation is fully geared up to grab extra chartered flights love this and all of us know that cargo carriers are happy with the stage of service, abilities and facilities we provide. Our strategic central space and fewer restrictions than many alternative airports receive us a top decision for firms searching for out to interchange seamlessly across the globe, and we might well maybe well be very gratified to work with Europa again at some point soon.”

The UAE logistics sector has outperformed many alternative sectors and is viewed as a important fragment of the nation’s economic diversification.  As both the freight and logistics market continues to grow in response to economic increase and expansion of the dwelling Alternate Review Insights predicts this would well simply consequence in a endured lengthen in ask for project cargo abilities within the arrival years.