Cargolux recently announced it transported a 10-meter long shaft with a total gross weight of 43 metric tonnes from Luxembourg to Zhengzhou, making it the heaviest one-piece cargo ever delivered by the European freighter to China.
The shipment marks a new milestone for the all-cargo airline, citing opportunities to expand future shipments of jumbo-sized cargoes.
The transport was organized on behalf of the newly founded HNCA Logistics (Luxembourg) in cooperation with their local partner European Logistics Partners (ELP).
"This shipment is the first of its kind to transit through Zhengzhou, opening a new realm of possibilities for future transports like this one. It is also the heaviest single piece of freight that Cargolux has ever delivered to mainland China," the freighter said in a statement.
Cargolux director ground engineering, Paul Hoffmann, noted that while Cargolux frequently transports very heavy cargo shipments, of up to 60 tonnes, throughout its global network, "this specific shipment was special as it was the first time that a single piece of cargo weighing above 35.000kg was flown into Zhengzhou airport."