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Space Age Logistics as Project Freight Forwarding Job Takes to the Skies

January 30, 2019 / Handy Shipping Guide

Who among the paid up members of the freight and logistics community can deny that it is the big forwarding projects which engender a frisson of excitement when one stands and sees unfeasibly large pieces of cargo loaded aboard a heavy lift ship using specialist tackle, or into the largest freighter aircraft which look as though any chance of rising from the runway would be against the laws of nature? When the cargo in question is literally a space age consignment the adrenalin levels are liable to rise even further, certainly when compared to the average shipment and when you combine one of Volga-Dnepr Airlines giant An-124-100 aircraft with half a dozen specialist satellites weighing in at around 30 tonnes, one can consider all relevant boxes ticked. The Russian carrier is of course no stranger to this particular branch of modern industry. In 2018, the company performed more than 55 flights carrying satellites and related equipment, contributing to the burgeoning development of space...