Oct 05, 2018: Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered a Krones bottle-filling machine and additional equipment onboard its legendary An-124-100 freighter for LS International Cargo GMBH.

The cargo was loaded in Munich, where Krones’ nearest production facility in Germany is located, to be delivered to Entebbe, Uganda, for Crown Beverages Limited, a leading soft drinks bottler in Uganda. The new machinery aims to boost its production facilities and production volumes to guarantee smooth distribution across Uganda and East Africa.

Volga-Dnepr’s experienced and highly-skilled specialists organised an inspection of the cargo in Munich to find the most suitable loading solution, provide suggestions for cargo preparation for airfreight, and to minimise the time required for airport handling procedures on the day of departure. On the day of the flight, the machinery was loaded into the An-124-100 using special loading equipment and successfully delivered to Entebbe International Airport.

“This project allowed us to showcase our expertise and experience in the provision of dedicated services for the energy and heavy machinery industries. The ideal location of our regional operational base in Leipzig, Germany, with available operations personnel and essential loading equipment, made it possible to save time while organising on-site visits to Munich for cargo inspection. Accessibility of the airplane at our local operational base in Germany made the costs for positioning the aircraft minimal and the charter flight attractive for our customer price-wise,” highlighted Ekaterina Andreeva, commercial manager of Volga-Dnepr in the UK.

For more than 28 years, Volga-Dnepr has been the leading transporter of super-heavy and oversized shipments by air onboard its unique fleet of 12 An-124-100 and 5 IL-76TD-100 freighters for various industries across the globe, which include leading companies in the energy and heavy machinery sectors.

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