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Virgin sheds the pounds

[ July 31, 2014   //   ]

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has taken delivery of its first 800 of 1,050 lightweight air cargo containers being delivered ovedr the next few weeks. The airline will ultimately replace all 3,200 of its LD3 units. The first phase of its new composite container fleet will enable Virgin Atlantic to achieve further fuel efficiencies and reduce its CO² emissions by an additional 565 tons in 2014. Virgin Atlantic’s general manager cargo operations, Neil Ferdinando, said the new composite containers are 16 kilos per unit lighter.