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“Knowledge, collaboration, expertise”: WACO members score with FIFA Arab Cup delivery

Members of The WACO System (World Air Cargo Organisation), headed by Dimotrans Group, delivered 600 tonnes of tournament equipment in time for the recent FIFA Arab Cup event in Doha, Qatar.

The WACO System is a network of independent freight management companies.

Dimotrans’ events manager Eric Abballe

The FIFA Arab Cup project featured the transport of some 200 tonnes of air freight formed of three charter flights with the rest moved by regular scheduled flights and 100 sea freight containers.

“It took representatives from Qatar, France, the UK, Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands to make this international sporting occasion a success,” said Dimotrans’ events manager Eric Abballe.

“A major challenge was to coordinate local operations and international transport from multiple countries to such a strict deadline, which was further complicated by ongoing capacity struggles across airlines and shipping lines.

“As a member of WACO, we were able to call on our partners across the network to navigate the tight market conditions and ensure the diverse cargoes were transported safely, in full, and on time.”

The cargo consisted of items such as exhibition demonstration material, assorted furniture, display stands, and other construction items required for large-scale tournaments.

WACO’s chief executive officer Richard Charles commented: “This project highlights both the benefit of being a WACO member and the effectiveness of the WACO System combining local knowledge, multinational collaboration, and diverse expertise to deliver for a world-class event.”

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