January 18, 2021: Over the incredibly busy Christmas period, Chapman Freeborn succeeded in delivering urgent cargo to Mozambique, which included two distribution boards supplying power urgently from the UK.

An oil and gas project in Mozambique needed housing for its workers, and when the original distribution boards supplying power to these houses were damaged whilst being trucked from South Africa, Chapman Freeborn came to the rescue.

It was going to be a challenge: Covid-19 restrictions presented some pricing issues, space on scheduled flights was scarce, and all the while flights were getting cancelled.

Against the odds, Chapman Freeborn was able to secure the cargo on a scheduled flight from Birmingham to Nairobi, via Dubai. However, the cargo was unable to be screened by explosive trace detection (ETD) and was too dense to pass through the x-ray machine!

This resulted in missing the first leg of the journey to Dubai just two days before Christmas. The connection to Nairobi was scheduled for Christmas Day, and the last leg of the journey was on an Astral Aviation charter from Nairobi to Mozambique, which was scheduled for December 29.

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