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Breaking Transportation Records at the Olympic Games
Aug 29 2016

Liege Air Cargo Handling Services (LACHS, Liege) announced today that it exported 180 horses and 80 tons of equipment to the Rio Olympic Games, with more to follow. The transportation required five charter flights to collect horses and equipment from 32 different federations. All the horses were stabled before the flights in the brand new horse inn managed by LACHS. Some of the horses arrived a day before the flight to ensure maximum rest before the events.
Breaking Transportation Records at the Olympic Games

LACHS Transported Hundreds of Horses to Rio Olympic Games

August 29, 2016, Liege, Belgium

Liege Air Cargo Handling Services (LACHS, Liege) announced today that it exported 180 horses and 80 tons of equipment to the Rio Olympic Games, with more to follow. The transportation required five charter flights to collect horses and equipment from 32 different federations. All the horses were stabled before the flights in the brand new horse inn managed by LACHS. Some of the horses arrived a day before the flight to ensure maximum rest before the events.

This week LACHS will be operating five charter import flights to return the horses and equipment.

In September LACHS will handled two flights with 70 horses for the Paralympic games, taking place in Rio. On the same day, together with CAL Cargo Airlines, they will handle an additional charter to YYC (66 horses).

In mid-September the same operation will be repeated: 66 horses will be transported for the Longines Masters in Los Angeles.

In May 2016 LACHS was awarded a three-year contract to manage the Horse Inn at Liege Airport. The Horse Inn is intended for horses being transported by air and to accommodate them during transit by road. It represents a total investment of €2.6 million. The new infrastructure is designed to upgrade Liege’s overall service provision for the transportation of live horses.

“Horse transport movements are delicate and sensitive,” says Yossi Shoukroun, LACHS General Manager. “As experts in the transport of non-standard cargo such as live animals, we have invested a tremendous amount to ensure top-of-the-line infrastructure for this valuable cargo.

Europe’s #1 ground handler for horses, LACHS (specialized in dedicated charters as well as scheduled routes) boasts tremendous experience in complex equine projects, including multiple charters of horses, and can setup a special infrastructure to handle a mass of horses on a tight timeline.

LACHS offers specialized flooring for horses, collapsible horse stalls and both standard and custom built crates for smaller animals.

For images of the horse transport: http://feiphotos.zenfolio.com/p451924745 (password fei2016).

ABOUT LACHS

Liege Air Cargo Handling Service (LACHS) is fully owned by The CAL Group. Established in 1996, LACHS provides expertise in handling cargo that requires special care – temperature and time controlled shipments (pharma and perishable products), non-standard including oversize and overweight shipments, all 9 classes of dangerous goods and live animal transportation with a specialization on horses, as well as general cargo. LACHS is certified ISO 9001 and was selected as an Envirotainer station this year.

Open 365 days a year and offering 24-hour service, LACHS is located at the heart of the golden triangle (Frankfurt-Paris-Amsterdam), at Belgium’s Liege Airport. This strategic location enables LACHS’s customers to take advantage of the ideal motorway and railway network that connects all of Europe’s major cities.

For more information contact yonac@www.cal-cargo.com or visit www.lachs.be

Visit the horse inn at LGG airport website: http://www.horse-inn-liege.com/en/horses


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