Air Partner delivers ship spares to US Virgin Islands

Air Partner has delivered 13 tons of time-critical ship spares from Florida to the US Virgin Islands.

The cargo team in the US headquarters in Fort Lauderdale dealt with the charter request for 13 tons of ship parts which were needed in St. Croix, arranging a suitable aircraft to fly from West Palm Beach to meet a tight delivery schedule.

They recommended using an L100-30 Hercules because the rear-loading aircraft is capable of being offloaded with a forklift, making it ideal for use at Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, which does not have a cargo high loader.

Andrew Holmes, Vice President of Cargo US at Air Partner, says, “When operations get disrupted, it impacts business and consumers, so it’s essential for cruise operators to take action quickly to avoid negatively impacting hundreds or even thousands of passengers and crew. Given our extensive experience, we were able to offer a cargo aircraft charter solution that provided the quickest and most reliable method to transport the parts on time, helping to solve a critical issue during the peak season.”

Air Partner’s cargo specialists procured and dispatched the aircraft and took measurements to load the ship spares onto the aircraft promptly upon arrival at the airport so the shipment could safely depart on time.