Logwin and Chapman Freeborn do 360T job

Global aircraft charter specialist Chapman Freeborn and the logistics ser vice provider Logwin have collaborated on a project to transport pipe systems weighing a total of 360 tonnes, some 13,000 kilometres from Goteborg in Sweden to Santiago de Chile. On behalf of a long-standing air freight customer, Logwin commissioned Chapman Freeborn’s Frankfurt office to charter […]


Global aircraft charter specialist Chapman Freeborn and the logistics ser vice provider Logwin have collaborated on a project to transport pipe systems weighing a total of 360 tonnes, some 13,000 kilometres from Goteborg in Sweden to Santiago de Chile. On behalf of a long-standing air freight customer, Logwin commissioned Chapman Freeborn’s Frankfurt office to charter four Antonov AN-124 freighter aircraft for the high-profile operation. Three planes took off for Chile on October 15, 16 and 17; the fourth machine had already transported the first shipment of goods to Santiago de Chile at the beginning of October. Each Antonov carried around 100 tonnes of cargo on board, with the freight consisting of pipes for a heat exchange system. The bundles of pipes have been packed in custom-made steel frames for transport. The extra-wide construction has been designed to fit the Antonov’s dimensions precisely and equipped with the parts needed to secure the load safely. The freight for each plane consists of three elements each 21.1 meters long and weighing 30 tonnes. The AN124 landed and refueled a total of four times before reaching its final destination, flying more than 13,000 kilometres via Lisbon/Portugal, Sal/ Cape Verde Islands, Recife/Brazil and Rio de Janeiro/Brazil to its destination in Santiago de Chile. The pipe systems delivered will be used as heat exchangers in Chile. The severe earthquake in February 2010 almost completely destroyed the plant that was operating there.