Energy sector demand strong, says Chapman Freeborn

Movements for oil and gas industry still a key market.
Workers unload aid from a Chapman Freeborn-chartered DC-8 in Rangoon last year.
Workers unload aid from a Chapman Freeborn-chartered DC-8 in Rangoon last year.

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Air charter major Chapman Freeborn has indicated that demand for its specialist services from the oil and gas sector has remained strong despite the downturn.

“The oil and gas industry remains one of our key markets in the supply of air charter services. Business is affected by the downturn - but in terms of logistics there remain considerable requirements,” said Lesley Cripps, cargo charter sales manager for Chapman Freeborn's UK office.

“Across our worldwide offices we’re seeing continued demand for our expertise - particularly for outsize and urgent cargo charter services - but also passenger movements for crews and executives.”

Among the recent movements conducted by the company were an 80-tonne piece of deepsea drilling equipment from Oslo to Seoul on an An-124, in close cooperation with Chapman Freeborn’s client, CEVA Logistics.

The operator also carried out an urgent An-124 charter to move 105 tonnes of equipment from Sharjah to Benghazi, in Libya, for a downstream project.

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