The shipment comprised all the orchestra’s instruments as well as the corresponding special equipment, which amounted to a total weight of 7,679 kilograms and a shipment volume of 46 cubic meters. In total, the shipment consisted of 63 packing units of various shapes and sizes containing the shock- and pressure-sensitive and, in some cases, highly valuable instruments. cargo-partner handled the airfreight transport to Japan including appropriate packaging, handling and screening as well as preparation of the Carnet ATA.
A special challenge was presented by the organizer’s tour schedule, since the return transport had to be prepared before the final concert tour route was fully decided. Despite multiple changes in the schedule, cargo-partner proved its flexibility by planning ahead and securing the necessary cargo space with several airlines well in advance. When the final schedule for the concert series was set, the flight back had to be organized as quickly as possible, since the instruments were urgently needed two days later in Vienna.
After the last concert in Sapporo, cargo-partner organized transport back to Vienna on a direct flight from Sapporo New Chitose, including comprehensive support after the shipment’s arrival in Vienna. Following the smooth handling of the entire transport project, the customer was particularly satisfied with the flexibility and reliability provided by the cargo-partner team.