AirBridge Cargo transports rare horse breed

The horses were accompanied on the six-hour flight by three representatives from the Association for the Przewalski Horse, to ensure their safety and well being. The horses were given to Russia by the Association for the Przewalski Horse in France, where several generations have been living in the wild at the Tour du Valat Biology […]
  • Staff Reports
  • November 14, 2015

AirBridgeCargo tonnage rises in September

Continuing a streak of strong performances all year long, AirBridgeCargo (ABC) reported a 28 percent rise, year-over-year, in tonnage carried in September, with the carrier transporting 42,480 tonnes across its network. ABC, the scheduled-freight arm of Russia-based Volga-Dnepr Group, also reported a 35 percent increase in September’s freight tonne kilometers, y-o-y. During the same month, […]
  • Staff Reports
  • October 22, 2015

Volga-Dnepr eyes domestic 3PL business

It started in 2014 with the delivery of a 500-pound shipment of cable samples to Yakutsk in the Russian Far East, 280 miles south of the Arctic Circle. Since then, the burgeoning 3PL division of the Volga-Dnepr Group has expanded to provide logistics services for the domestic Russian market, as well as to the Commonwealth […]
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  • October 8, 2015

AMTES granted maintenance contract on An-124s

AMTES, a subsidiary of the Volga-Dnepr Technics subgroup, was issued a part 145 certificate by the Interstate Aviation Committee, which extends its maintenance and repair (MRO) capabilities for the An-124 freighters. The certificate allows AMTES to complete service on An-124s. As a result, AMTES now holds all of the necessary certificates for An-124 maintenance in its […]
  • Staff Reports
  • September 17, 2015

AirBridgeCargo continues double-digit surge

Continuing 11 straight years of consecutive growth, AirBridgeCargo Airlines, part of the Volga-Dnepr Group, has had a 17 percent year-on-year rise in tonnage for the first eight months of 2015. By the end of August, the all-cargo carrier had transported 300,000 tonnes of cargo across its global network. By expanding into new markets, the carrier […]
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  • September 16, 2015

Volga-Dnepr delivers 11-ton pump

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered an 11-ton oil-and-gas pump right to the door of a customer in the town of Farab, Turkmenistan. The pump was transported from Maastricht Airport in the Netherlands for the airline’s customer, Agility Projects Rotterdam. It was packed inside a two-ton wooden crate to protect it throughout its journey on board one […]
  • Staff Reports
  • September 14, 2015

Flying fish come to Siberian Arctic

Something fishy was going on this summer at AirBridgeCargo. The scheduled-service freight arm of the Volga-Dnepr Company recently moved 1.24 million hatchery-raised muksun, a type of whitefish, to their native habitat in the fresh coastal waters of northern Siberia, near the Arctic Ocean. The fish were transported in four 2.5-tonne water-filled containers, equipped with oxygen […]
  • Staff Reports
  • August 31, 2015

Priming the Pump: Surviving volatility in the oil and gas market

A 70-tonne piece of energy equipment had to be sent by air to the inland city of Erbil, Iraq, from Bakersfield, U.S., in February. Many thought it couldn’t be done due to the sheer length and size of the cargo, and the fact that it had to be transported in one piece. Ruslan International, a […]
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  • July 6, 2015

AirBridgeCargo strong so far in 2015

With the year almost half over, AirBridgeCargo, a Volga-Dnepr company, reported that tonnage handled was up 16 percent in the five-month period from January to May. During that time, the Russian carrier transported 180,605 tonnes throughout the world, connecting Europe, Asia and the United States via Russia. In Asia, ABC launched two weekly flights from […]
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  • June 11, 2015

Chapman Freeborn, Ruslan offer support for Armenian centennial

Heavy, outsize broadcasting equipment cargo from Tianjin, China, was delivered to Yerevan, Armenia, for television coverage of Armenia’s centenary commemorations. The equipment was a gift from the people of China to the people of Armenia. Air charter specialists Chapman Freeborn’s team in China commissioned the flight and chose to work with Ruslan International, which was […]
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  • May 21, 2015

Around-the-world cargo service launched by ABC

AirBridge Cargo started a new round-the-world cargo service at the beginning of April, using one of its six 747Fs.  AirlineRoute reports the twice-weekly service begins at Moscow-Sheremetyevo Airport, the second-largest airport in Russia, and flies to Shanghai Pudong, Anchorage Ted Stevens International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Chicago O’Hare and Amsterdam-Schiphol, before returning to Moscow. “Our route network development is […]
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  • April 10, 2015

Tricky job tackled by Volga-Dnepr

Volga-Dnepr engineers in Ulyanovsk, Russia, had to move quickly this month in response to an urgent customer request. Their mission? To move 35 tonnes of pipeline, in 62-foot-long sections, from Scotland to Turkey. Huseyn Mammadli, logistics executive with Volga-Dnepr, said the engineers developed a load plan and built a multi-purpose shipping cradle to load the […]
  • Staff Reports
  • February 25, 2015

News Briefs: Hactl’s strong 2014, ABC adds a freighter, Etihad’s IT

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) ended 2014 with its strongest quarter of the year, handling 491,476 tonnes of goods, up 4.9 percent compared to the same period of 2013. The fourth quarter was also the best in 2014 for exports, which totaled 287,456 tonnes, up 4.2 percent on 2013, and for imports, which totaled […]
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  • January 28, 2015

Volga-Dnepr, Norwegian Red Cross aid in Ebola effort

No stranger to relief efforts, Volga-Dnepr stepped up to the plate once again, delivering medical equipment from Oslo, Norway, to Freetown, Sierra Leone, to support the Norwegian Red Cross’ fight against Ebola. The equipment had to be delivered at short notice for a new Ebola treatment center that was being set up in a remote […]
  • Staff Reports
  • January 16, 2015
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