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Airline rescues ship

[ October 3, 2011   //   ]

Emirates SkyCargo moved a 36-tonne rudder part – its heaviest single item ever carried – required for urgent repairs to a vessel at Dubai Dry Docks. The part – tailor-made by Korean steel manufacturer Taewoong would normally be transported by sea, but a quick solution was required to reduce the cost of the ship being out of service. In conjunction with Dubai-based charter broker Air Charter International, it was transported on an Emirates freighter – a Boeing 747-400F – from Seoul to Dubai. It tested ground-handling operations at both airports to the fullest.