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C.H Robinson rises to a 24-hour challenge

C.H. Robinson has successfully delivered a specialist payload weighing more than 28 tonnes halfway across the globe in under 24 hours to one of Australia’s largest oil and gas producers.

The C.H. Robinson team, along with partner companies, succeeded in this endeavour by chartering an Antonov 124, one of the largest cargo freight planes in the world, and flying the 28,840 kg payload 16,103km in just 21 hours and 2 minutes.

Starting the journey at Glasgow’s Prestwick Airport, with fuel stops at Turkmenbashi (Turkmenistan) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), the Antonov touched down at Perth International Airport for an impressive on-time delivery.

Andrew Coldrey, Vice President, Oceania at C.H. Robinson said the team is proud to offer tailored service solutions on this scale.

“This challenge was significant, and we were pleased to be able to offer heavy lift coverage to our clients. The success of the Antonov delivery was down to the hard work and expertise of our team. Every client’s needs vary, so it’s essential to offer multiple modes of transport, including the Antonov 124, to suit all cargo schedule demands” Andrew said.

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