Volga-Dnepr’s expertise was called into action to safely deliver the shipment of 1,236,000 Muksun fish.
The whitefish, mostly found in the Siberian Arctic waters, were transported in four 2.5 tonne water containers with oxygen tanks from St. Petersburg to Salekhard onboard one of the Boeing 737 freighters operated by AirBridgeCargo.
It is believed to be the first time Muksun’s have flown by air.
The aircraft’s cargo hold was maintained within a 12-14°C temperature range and they were accompanied by fish breeding experts.
This unusual delivery was organised by Volga-Dnepr and AirBridgeCargo’s transport professionals on behalf of their longstanding partner, aircraft charter broker Air Charter Service. The Group’s engineers developed a special loading plan for the flight and used bespoke equipment to unload the fish in their water containers in Salekhard.