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Page 14 • AIRCARGO ASIA-PACIFIC NOV- DEC, 2018 ABC cattle delivery is a winner- with growing customer numbers AIRBRIDGECARGO Airlines (ABC) and Intradco Global have deliv- ered 200 breeding cattle to Yuzh- no Sakhalinsk in Russia. The heifers made their journey on one of the carrier’s latest-gen- eration B747-8 freighters in a maintained temperature environ- ment to ensure their comfort and wellbeing. Their arrival in Russia was warmly greeted by the region’s farming community and will help to further develop the agricul- tural and farming industry in the Far East of the country. The cows, each weighing some 500 kgs, will populate farms across the region. Tom Lamb, Intradco Global’s project manager said: “This rep- resents one of the largest single shipments of dairy cattle Intradco Global has ever co- ordinated. Like human passengers, animals are now getting a quieter and smoother flight experi- ence thanks to the avail- ability of new-generation freight- ers. “This means our customers have more choices than ever for international shipments.” “So far in 2018, we have safely delivered various breeds of cattle weighing more than 450 tons to the region on four charter flights. The operational capabilities of our modern B747 freighter fleet, alongside our specialist ‘abc Сare’ services and our expertise in serv- ing the Russian market, makes us the best choice as a long-term partner for the transportation of live animals by air,” commented Sergey Lazarev, general director of AirBridgeCargo Airlines. The carrier has developed and introduced special operational procedures for the transporta- tion of live animals. Every stage is monitored and controlled by the airline’s 24/7 Control Tower spe- cialists to guarantee the animals’ comfort and safety, and to ensure their journey is completed as quickly as possible. Dedicated ‘abc Care’ specialists are also on hand at all times to help with all customer require- ments relating to documentation, permits, stocking density, ven- tilation requirement and other aspects of the animals’ wellbeing. In the first 10 months of 2018, ABC has transported approximately 2,000 tons of live animals, an in- crease of 35 per cent on the same period of 2017.