MABkargo charters B747F O&G payload to Sarawak

MABkargo operated an O&G industry charter today utilising a Boeing 747-400F which successfully landed in Bintulu, Sarawak in East Malaysia with almost 72 tonnes of bulk cargo.

The carrier said the charter was for a renowned global O&G company, was flown via a freighter of partner airline Silk Way West Airlines and originated from Leipzig, Germany.

The 747F  touched down in Bintulu Airport (BTU) at 19:30h (local time) today after a quick transit in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The MABkargo team prepared the bulky cargo for loading into and unloading from the freighter. To support the operations in BTU, ground support equipment were specially brought in from Kuching and Miri airports.

MABkargo’s sales and marketing general manager, Amiroel Shazrie Yussof said: “The oil & gas industry’s charters have always been very challenging and more often than not, present logistical intricacies.

“In this case, we had to prep a small airport to receive a big aircraft. With the support of a great ground handling team and local airport authorities, we made it happen today.”

He said charter flights are ideal for the O&G industry as they allow customers to work on their own schedule utilising the most convenient airports.

Yussof added: “Over the years, MABkargo has gained immense experience from coordinating and successfully delivering oil and gas equipment to a number of destinations worldwide.

“We have also handled many types of charters – oil & gas, Grand Prix, concert equipment and livestock movements being the major ones.

“Our experience in handling charters created a niche strength for us and has secured the trust of our customers. Today, charter flights are a key revenue generator for MABkargo.”