Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has announced a major expansion plan for its subsidiary Intradco Cargo Services which will see the company extend its animal transport operations on a worldwide basis.
The global aircraft charter specialist - which completed the acquisition of UK-based Intradco in February of this year - is initiating a worldwide growth strategy following the successful integration of the company into its business portfolio over the last three months.
As the world’s leading equine, livestock and exotics transport specialist, Intradco has over three decades of experience providing the safest air transport solutions for animals of all shapes and sizes.
The company - which is also at the forefront of designing and leasing its own equipment for animal transportation - will now utilise Chapman Freeborn’s global network of over 30 offices worldwide to introduce its services to new markets.
In the highly-specialised field of bloodstock movements, they will target potential growth regions around the world, ranging from their base in the UK to racing and breeding industries in North America, South America, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australasia.
Commenting on the expansion plans, Russi Batliwala, CEO of Chapman Freeborn, said:
“We’re delighted to welcome Intradco into the Chapman Freeborn group and see it as an ideal fit for our business. Our global offices have seen a tremendous increase in livestock and bloodstock requests since Intradco joined us. Their niche expertise and own equipment has made them a market leader for animal transport services.”
Eddie McMullen, Managing Director of Intradco, said:
“This is an exciting development for Intradco that we believe sits perfectly with our approach – it just makes sense. The initial focus will be on promoting our services in previously untapped markets by making the most of Chapman Freeborn’s global office coverage and local market knowledge. There are exciting times ahead!”
Over the past three decades, Intradco has developed a team of professionals dedicated to the safe journey and constant care of live cargo.
The company’s experience includes coordinating charters for Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Breeders’ Cup and Dubai World Cup winners, as well as more unusual movements including transporting 247 deer from USA to Russia, and 400 alpacas from Chile to London.
Since joining Chapman Freeborn, Intradco also successfully managed a high-profile project to fly 47 horses from Dubai World Central - Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) as part of the world-famous Cavalia equestrian tour.
In addition to overseeing charters, Intradco offers a growing range of owned custom-designed stalls and penning equipment for lease, making it a favourite with many of the world’s leading airlines when undertaking live animal flights.