AirBridgeCargo Airlines Delivers MOTUL FIM Superbikes
AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) transported and delivered 66 motorcycles on behalf of Universal Global Logistics S.A.U. to Australia for the first round of the 2018 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship. The Superbikes were carried on a Boeing 747 freighter charter flight.
Each motorcycle was palletized and flown from Barcelona in Spain to Melbourne’s Avalon Airport, Australia. The total payload of the bikes aboard the Boeing 747-8f was 110 tonnes.
AirBridgeCargo and their Race Operations dedicated load master ensured all bikes were securely fastened in place for loading, further preparations were made to facilitate a fast unloading upon arrival in Melbourne.
Country Manager France, Spain and Portugal for AirBridgeCargo, Eric Lamare said, “Transportation of bikes is a multi-tiered logistics process which requires strict orchestration of procedures, alignment of loading/offloading by qualified staff, and 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. AirBridgeCargo has a proven track record of fast and secure transportation of motorcycles and delivers a customized solution to meet the requirements of this industry. We look forward to developing our cooperation with Universal Global Logistics S.A.U. in support of further motorcycle championships,”
Universal Global Logistics S.A.U. Airfreight Manager for Spain, Alberto Lopez Azagra added, “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.”
AirBridgeCargo has carried out similar superbike projects, back in 2016 the company transported teams from Bangkok, Thailand to Barcelona and from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. In that year alone the company moved over 480 tonnes to support the world championship.