8,000 m2 of materials by charter from Linz to Shanghai
Largest air freight shipment in the history of the Getzner Werkstoffe
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Bürs/Hörsching (AT). Getzner Werkstoffe is currently realizing the largest single order in the company's history for an elastic shielding of building in the greater Beijing area. But that's not all. In order to be able to deliver the vibration protection for the building on time, an exceedingly large air freight shipment was required at the beginning of March: the transport of the 8,000 m²of fifty millimeter thick polyurethane panels is the largest air freight order in the company's history for Getzner.
Getzner's vibration protection for the Gulou multifunctional building in greater Beijing is the largest single order in the company's history: A total of 21,500 m² of building area will be protected against vibrations and shocks. Specifically, 19,000 m² of floor area and 2,500 m² of wall area will be elastically supported. Partial quantities were now unexpectedly needed weeks earlier. This was partly due to the fact that construction work uncharacteristically continued even during the "Chinese New Year". In order to get the vibration isolation materials to the construction site on time, Getzner had to ship parts of the goods by charter flight. The remaining partial deliveries were made by rail and scheduled aircraft. "Other, more cost-effective means of transport such as ship and rail are currently in short supply and therefore also not available at short notice. We were, however, able to organize the air transport via Linz quickly. The handling of the charter flight with our 50 mm thick elastic polyurethane panels was highly efficient thanks to the expertise of Cargomind (Austria) GmbH at Linz/Hörsching Airport. The company, which specializes in air freight, has already proven its competence as a reliable partner in the past," explains Thomas Dorfner, Regional Sales Director Asia Pacific at Getzner. "For us, this China shipment was an exciting affair and a corresponding challenge to handle the nearly 190 tons of materials on time in the period around the Chinese New Year," describes Wolfgang Mayrhofer, Regional Sales Manager from Cargomind (Austria) GmbH. 110 tons of vibration isolation material were transported with a chartered Boeing 747-400F cargo aircraft, the remaining 80 tons with three scheduled aircraft.