AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) operated a Boeing 747-8 Freighter charter flight at the end of February loaded with 66 motorcycles for the first round of the 2018 Superbike World Championship.
The carrier transported the 110 tonne payload from Barcelona to Melbourne’s Avalon Airport for Universal Global Logistics S.A.U. for the Australian round of the championship.
ABC’s country manager for France, Spain and Portugal, Eric Lamare said the transportation of bikes is a “multi-tiered logistics process” which requires strict orchestration of procedures, alignment of loading/offloading by qualified staff.
He also noted it needs monitoring of the entire transportation process with available shipment records on hand at all times and strict delivery time compliance to meet the customers’ expectations and racing schedule.
Universal Global Logistics S.A.U airfreight manager for Spain, Alberto Lopez Azagra said: “It was easy to work with ABC as we share the same values and common goals.
“Operations such as this need to be supported by a professional team and thorough processes that guarantee success for the customer. We are sure that ABC will become one of the main partners of our Sports & Events division.”