Kestrel Liner Agencies are delighted to be selected as finalists for 2019’s Lloyd’s Loading List Global Freight Awards, in strong contention to win the ‘Project Forwarding Award’.
The project saw the transportation of two large, delicate and highly valuable aircraft Cabin Emergency Evacuation Trainers (CEETs) from manufacturer EDM’s Manchester site to Schiphol Airport. As well as general transportation, other required challenges included lifting and installing, with just inches of headroom to spare inside KLM’s new training centre. This was undoubtedly a task that demanded detailed planning, innovation and precision.
Kestrel Liner Agencies delivered on all counts, having successfully created innovative solutions to complete the challenge. Plans included late-night exceptional load road transport from Manchester to the Humber, crossing the North Sea to Rotterdam by ro-ro ferry, transport to Schiphol by canal, closure of the airport timed to the minute to allow transport along the runway and all-the-while taking meticulous care as the units were manoeuvered into their final position.
For a full insight into the operation, take a look at the video below, courtesy of KLM.