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BARCELONA: March 06, 2018. Universal Global Logistics (UGL) chartered an AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) B747-8 freighter at the end of February to deliver 66 motorcycles for the first round of the 2018 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship.

Superbike Australia raceThe motorcycles were part of a 110 tonnes payload shipped from Barcelona to Melbourne, Australia and delivered to the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Victoria for the Yamaha Finance Australian Round.

Marco Melandri for Aruba.it Racing – Ducati won the opening round as he stopped Kawasaki Racing Team’s Jonathan Rea’s record-breaking run of 76 races at the top of the championship. The next round will be held in Thailand March 23-25 and then back to Spain for round three April 13-15.

“Transportation of bikes is a multi-tiered logistics process which requires strict orchestration of procedures, alignment of loading/offloading by qualified staff, and monitoring of the entire transportation process," said Eric Lamare, ABC’s country manager for France, Spain and Portugal.

“It was easy to work with ABC as we share the same values and common goals. We are sure that [it] will become one of the main partners of our Sports & Events division,” added Alberto Lopez Azagra, UGL Airfreight manager for Spain.

In 2016, ABC moved the Superbike racing teams from Bangkok to Barcelona, from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, and from Malaysia to the UK’s East Midlands Airport - delivering a total 480 tonnes of cargo in support of the world championship.

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