Jet engines across the big pond
The Austrian company Ontime Logistics, which is headquartered in Salzburg, landed a new contract recently. It is providing a 48-hour service for Austrian commercial aircraft engines that it picks up at Vienna airport, flies them to the USA for a major overhaul and then returns...
Equipped for the Arctic
Big Roll Shipping, a Dutch joint venture established by the heavylift specialists Big Lift Shipping and Roll Dock Shipping, has ordered two new carriers in China for the transportation of very heavy modular cargo. Delivery is scheduled for mid-2015.
A month has passed since typhoon Haiyan swept across parts of the Philippines. A lot of the emergency aid has been delivered by air (see ITJ 47-48 / 2013, page 21), but the necessary infrastructure is often lacking at airfields.
Delicate operational sensitivity
Every manoeuvre has to be executed exactly right in project cargo operations. Jumbo’s recent transportation of a shiploader from China to Venezuela required very precise skills from all of the parties involved.