DSV has moved a 40 tonne generator component for Siemens from Germany to Australia, a process taking nine months from start to finish.
The component was six metres long with a diameter of three metres and due to its size and weight DSV opted to charter an Ilyushin IL-76 aircraft from Volga Dnepr Airlines, which can load up to 50 tonnes.
DSV received the first inquiry concerning this project in the middle of 2018, received the order in the first quarter of 2019 and completed the transport in April.
“The entire process lasted nine months” says project manager Marco Salvatore, DSV Australia. “Following negotiations of the contract, we had to deal with the many operational queries and finally, we were ready for the actual transport,” he adds.
The cargo was loaded on-board the chartered aircraft at Leipzig Airport (LEJ) and arrived safely in Townsville (TSV), Australia where it was unloaded from the aircraft and delivered to its final destination on the same day with no issues or delays, DSV says.
“A complex operation successfully completed thanks to careful planning and excellent co-operation with Siemens, the recipient (Siemens’ customer) and between our own project transport teams in Germany, Australia and Denmark,” senior broker Per List, DSV Project Denmark adds.