Cargolux Airlines has transported a 10-metre long shaft with a total gross weight of 43 metric tonnes from Luxembourg to Zhengzhou.
It was the largest piece Cargolux has ever transported to its second hub in the heart of China’s Henan province. The transport was organised on behalf of the newly founded HNCA Logistics (Luxembourg) in cooperation with their local partner European Logistics Partners (ELP).
This shipment is the first of its kind to transit through Zhengzhou, opening a new realm of possibilities for future transports like this one. It is also the heaviest single piece of freight that Cargolux has ever delivered to mainland China.
As Paul Hoffmann, director ground engineering explained: “While Cargolux frequently transports very heavy cargo shipments, of up to 60 tonnes, throughout its global network, this specific shipment was special as it was the first time that a single piece of cargo weighing above 35.000kg was flown into Zhengzhou airport.”
Delivering very heavy cargo to China has always been quite a challenging undertaking as adapted infrastructures for off-loading were quite sparse upon arrival. Over the past year, however, Cargolux said there has been a solid growth in demand for this kind of transport.
With this shipment, Cargolux has broken new ground in the field of heavy and off-size shipments in the Far Eastern market. It has developed a specialised product, CV jumbo, to cover customers’ individual needs.