DEDICATED TO SAFE AND HUMANE ANIMAL TRANSPORT - WORLDWIDE

Welcome to "ATA Members in Action". In this section we are highlighting the hard work and experience that our members put in day in and day out to ensure the safe and humane transport of animals around the world.
  • 24 May 2017 10:49 AM | Anonymous

    May 9 – 12, 2017 ATA represented at the Transport Logistics Trade Show in Munich, Germany. This trade show features service providers for all aspects of cargo transport.

     

    The ATA was fortunate enough to team up with the Brussels Airport Authority for the event. Filip Vande Cappelle, Jeff Segers and Jennifer Woods were on hand to network and answer questions on animal transportation and the ATA.

     

    May 10th, Jennifer and Jeff presented two consecutive sessions on the ATA and Animal Welfare considerations for animals in transit, with focus on live animal handling facilities at airports. Great buzz was generated around the ATA and our efforts on improvement and accountability in relation to animal welfare during transit.

     

    ATA will be teaming up for more cargo expo with Brussels Airport in Miami, FL November 1 - 3. 2017. 

  • 23 May 2017 11:23 AM | Anonymous

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    For the first time ever, a baby Orangutan has flown business class from Moscow to London. The special rescue journey was made possible by a team of experts from IAG Cargo, Monkey World and Moscow Zoo.

    Loren, an infant Bornean orang-utan was rejected by her mother immediately after birth at Moscow Zoo and has since been cared for by keepers. Experts from Moscow Zoo have worked tirelessly with the world renowned Dorset sanctuary Monkey World to help give baby Loren a family of her own kind again.

    Due to Loren’s young age of 21 months, the best way for a rescue to happen was for Loren to fly in the passenger Cabin. IAG Cargo and sister company British Airways made special arrangements for Loren to fly business class from Moscow to London, allowing her to receive care from a team of specialists throughout her journey.

    Over the last 3 months, the team at IAG Cargo and Monkey World worked alongside teams at the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Departments of Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and British Airways to gain the relevant approvals to allow her access to the cabin.

    Loren was kept safe and secure throughout the four and a half hour flight, occupying an IATA compliant container. She was accompanied by Gabriella Tamasi, an animal air transport specialist at IAG Cargo and a team from Monkey World who ensured Loren’s complete wellbeing throughout the journey.

    “While we transport tens of thousands of animals safely in the cargo holds of our aircraft each year, when we heard about Loren, her background and her age we realised we needed to do all we could to get an exception granted that would allow her to fly in the cabin,” explains Tamasi.  “She has gone through the same pre-flight checks that all animals we transport go through and as a signatory to United for Wildlife, it’s a real privilege to be able to accompany her on this exciting journey.”

    Following her arrival at London Heathrow, Loren was met by DEFRA on board the aircraft and then moved to the Animal Reception Centre who look after animals that fly with IAG Cargo each year.   From Heathrow she was moved by road to the Monkey World sanctuary in Dorset.

    IAG Cargo regularly transports animals protected under the CITES agreement and works closely with IATA, ATA, the City of London Animal Reception Centre and the UK Border Force CITIES team to ensure all animals are transported and treated in the safest and best possible way.

  • 20 Nov 2015 1:43 PM | Anonymous

    On 6 November, ATA member Animals First transported a two year old giant panda, Fu Bao, from the Vienna Zoo to Chengdu, China.

    The Vienna Zoo has a contract with the Chinese government that loans giant pandas to the zoo. If a cub is born to the pair of pandas, the zoo must send the cub back to China after two years.


    Animals First arranged a flight with Austrian airlines to transfer Fu Bao to Amsterdam. After arriving in Amsterdam, the panda was transferred to a KLM to Chendu flight on a B747 where attendants have full access to the panda during the flight.

    ATA member EagleFreight assisted in the customs clearance at AMS. This is the third successful panda cub transport from the Vienna Zoo to Chendu arranged by Animals First, with the first taking place in 2009 and the second in 2012. Click here to see a video of the 2012 transport, also arranged with KLM.

  • 13 Nov 2015 1:41 PM | Anonymous


    Last Friday, 6 November, 12 live alpacas originating from Santiago de Chile, arrived in Amsterdam. Born and raised in the Andes Mountains, these alpacas were on their way to Germany.

    The animals were shipped in a crate on a lower deck on KLM's direct flight from Santiago to Amsterdam. ATA member EagleFreight uses the Amsterdam Schipol Animal Hotel as a hub for further transit to the western regions of Europe.

    Usually alpacas arrive in one single lot, but sometimes, several crates with two layers arrive and orders are split in Amsterdam for several consignees.

    In this particular case, the 12 alpacas were consigned to two different customers in Germany, but shipped in one single crate. EagleFreight, as the agent for the Chilean shipper at Schipol, arranged for customs clearance and took care of the correct split in order to deliver the animals to their new domiciles.

    EagleFreight and KLM, two ATA members, are working close together to make such transport successful with respect for the welfare for the alpacas. As EagleFreight's motto says, "We do care for mother nature."

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