Leading aircraft charter broker, Air Charter Service, was recently tasked with arranging the shipment of two high cube containers from Italy to Saudi Arabia with vital oil and gas industry materials inside.
ACSâ€™s Group Cargo Director, Dan Morgan-Evans, commented: â€œWeeks of planning went into the operation as the cargo had such extreme dimensions. As can be seen from the photos, the high cube containers only just fitted into the Ilyushin IL-76, with a clearance of less than 10 centimetres with the doors open. The client originally requested an AN-124, as the cargo was three metres high, but after lengthy negotiations with them and the operator, as well as detailed diagrams, we were able to arrange the loading into the aircraft, saving the client a significant amount of money.
â€œWe are highly experienced with heavy and outsized cargo, but it is rare for the freight to be quite such a tight fit!â€