GREEN HELPS ALICE OUT OF THE RABBIT HOLE
CASE STUDY: GREEN WORLDWIDE SHIPPING SUCCESSFULLY DELIVERS ELECTRIC AVIATION FROM FRANCE TO THE U.S.
MODE OF TRANSPORT: OCEAN VESSEL, FLAT RACK, DRY CONTAINER, 40-TON CRANE
ROUTE: LE HAVRE, FRANCE TO PRESCOTT, AZ
DATE: AUGUST 2019
An innovative manufacturer of all-electric commuter and autonomous aircrafts.
In June 2019, Green Worldwide Shipping® Los Angeles team was presented with an opportunity from the Aviation Logistics Network (ALN) to participate in a bid to move an aircraft prototype from La Havre, France to Prescott, AZ.
After a highly competitive three-week bid process, Green Worldwide Shipping® was awarded the opportunity, and after multiple revisions to the project’s specifications, including the addition of flat-rack and dry containers to the scope, Green and the client finalized the bid at 3-40′ containers and 4-40′ flat racks.
After making its debut at the 2019 Paris Air Show earlier in the year, “Alice,” the first electric commuter prototype plane needed to make its way back from Le Havre, France to Prescott, Arizona.
A little over a month after the show, the 7 separate containers and flat racks holding the “Alice” prototype began the first leg if the journey home, destined for the Port of Los Angeles. From there, the plan was to coordinate unloading into Green’s local container yard for transloading onto drop deck trailers and move to the final destination.
With the containers on the water, the client approached Green with an additional request – to aide in the search for a local rigging company who would be able to offload the over-sized aircraft prototype sections into the local airport hangar upon arrival.
Green’s flexible, solutions-based freight experts went right to work, finding and contracting a rigging company with a 40-ton crane capacity that was familiar with the local airport and two additional forklifts to assist the client in unloading the containers and flatbeds upon delivery.
July 4, 2019 – On the NYK Deneb vessel, the 7 separate containers and flat racks holding the “Alice” prototype began their journey from the origin port of La Havre (FRLEH) to the discharge port of Los Angeles (USLAX).
July 29, 2019 – The Green Los Angeles team cleared the freight through U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.
August 2,2019 – The freight was released by the carrier.
August 4, 2019 –The flat racks and containers were pulled to Green’s local container yard after arrival to the discharge port. The 3-40’ containers were sent ahead to AZ. Each of the flat racks holding prototype sections including the fuselage, wings and crated propellers were removed and set on to 2 drop deck trailers.
August 5, 2019 – While awaiting the arrival of the drop deck trailers, Green’s freight experts were able to arrange the unload of dry containers at the hangar using the forklift sourced.
August 9, 2019 – Lastly, the prototype sections, on the drop deck trailers, arrived and were offloaded utilizing both the forklifts and the 40-ton crane.
The Green Los Angeles team seamlessly executed the coordination and delivery of the airplane prototype to the airport with both the handling crew and their customer’s team. Ultimately, Green’s customer was extremely happy and grateful for the level of service provided and complimented Green for their exceptional attention to detail and follow through.
Green Worldwide Shipping provides best-in-class aerospace and AOG services to the aviation community. Our 24/7/365 aerospace desk is staffed with airfreight specialists who understand the urgency of every situation. Each shipment is closely monitored through every step of the transportation pipeline with documented milestone completion and full data transparency.
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