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Crocodile Transport Project

Snappy Service for a Snappy Client from Lonrho Logistics

May 2015 saw Lonrho Logistics, together with Lufthansa Airlines facilitate the transport and export of a live crocodile!

Sobek, the 35 year old, 5m long, 600kg Nile crocodile, was transported from Izintaba Farm Crocodile (PTY) LTD, north of Pretoria in South Africa, to Krokkodille Zoo in Eskilstrup in Denmark.

The project took months of planning with constant communication between Bernhard Snyman from Lonrho Logistics, Izintaba, Lufthansa and Krokodille Zoo. The project also saw Lonrho Logistics strictly abiding by the rules set out by IATA’s (International Air Transport Association) Live Animal Regulations.
The safety and comfort of the animal was of utmost importance throughout the entire project. To ensure this, all parties took into consideration, amongst other things, the design of the crate (which was custom built by Krokkodille Zoo staff who were in SA as part of the project), the temperature of the cargo hold, and even when he was last fed.

Lonrho logistics also took care of, and requested all permits and inspections on the South African side. This included the final overview by a representative from Nature Conversation. Krokodille Zoo ensured all import and CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) permits were in order before his arrival in Frankfurt, and transport to Denmark.

Once the documentation was finalised, Sobek was flown out of OR Tambo international Airport on 27 May, destined for Frankfurt International Airport.

Through projects such as this, Lonrho Logistics has proven once again that it will go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that clients receive the best possible service.

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