Intradco Global transport pigs to South East Asia using three seperate flights

In March, Intradco Global transported 10 tons of pigs on three separate flights. Departing from various European airports to a number of locations in South East Asia, the flights took place over 24 hours and operated on a B747F freighter, and a B777-300 passenger aircraft. The pigs were transported to farms in the region to be used as genetic breeding stock.

This operation was particularly challenging due to the high volume of flights, all departing from different airports  within a 24 hour period. Further challenges occurred when one  airport’s AVI (live animal) facility was already occupied and therefore unusable. However, Intradco Global pride themselves on their innovative approach to challenges and used their specialised pig lift to load the pigs on to the aircraft, avoiding delays. Timing was particularly important due to the client’s strict departure date. The team were very happy to be able to offer this unique service to the client, demonstrating just how effectively Intradco Global create flexible solutions.

Intradco Global’s ground operations teams were on hand at the departure airports to ensure that everything ran smoothly. Ground Operations Manager Zac Carrol and Cargo Account Manager Dan Lecuyer were on site managing the shipments, ensuring the pigs were taken care of and that everything ran smoothly.

Hayden Edwards, Cargo Account Manager, who lead this project comments:

“Successfully managing just one AVI flight is a feat in itself, but dispatching three AVI flights within the space of 24 hours was a special challenge that the Intradco Global team dealt with impeccably. Our dedicated ground operations teams were on hand in both departure airports to ensure the pigs were loaded safely and efficiently, and the Intradco Pig Lift proved integral to the operation by giving us the flexibility to offer our client the flight date they needed, something our competitors just could not have done. All of this goes to show why our clients choose Intradco Global time and time again.”

For more information on Intradco Global’s flexible solutions, visit or contact us at  or  +44 (0) 1293 655 440.

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