CEVA delivered a 50,000 kg time-critical Drawworks shaft from Edmonton, Canada to New Orleans, Louisiana, USA by air for one of their most significant Energy customers.
Drawworks is the primary hoisting machinery that is a component of a rotary drilling rig and will be used for operation in the mast, hoisting or descending drilling tool and casings.
The consignment was extremely time-critical as the customer’s drilling rig was not operational and as a result they had to re-evaluate and expedite their shipping strategy. CEVA’s Air Charter & Emergency Services in cooperation with Energy Sector colleagues, took the lead on the request and execution to help solve the customer’s urgent requirement.
It was clear from the start that an Antonov AN124 aircraft was the only equipment capable of transporting such sizeable and heavy cargo. The carrier was contacted and arrangements were quickly made to transport the urgent part as fast as possible in close collaboration with CEVA’s Air Charter specialists and carrier loadmaster. With the support of all involved parties, the landing permits were rapidly granted at short notice by all required aviation authorities. Once the flight was confirmed, CEVA’s Air Charter team, CEVA’s Energy offices in Houston and Calgary worked closely with the customer to ensure that the entire process, from loading to delivery, went like clockwork.
Utilizing air transport ensured in this particular situation the delivery reached the destination in the fastest possible way which saved the customer significant time. This tailored operation has been a true team effort and customer’s requirement was fulfilled and expectations exceeded.
Thanks to CEVA’s Global Air Charter team and to the remarkable teamwork we managed to resolve another challenging Air charter transport in perfection for the benefit of our valued customer. Another proof that our dedication, flexibility and passion for our work making CEVA a reliable partner for these services with decades of experience.
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