At the end of March 2010 both the Moscow and Kiev offices of F.S.Mackenzie arranged the export of materials for the Great Moscow Circus, which had sent it's best circus actors to Cape Town, South Africa, on a month long tour.
This project was exceptional for a number of reasons: the cargo had to be declared as a temporary export - which is a difficult task to manage in itself - we also had to take into consideration the great variety of those stage props we were transporting. F.S.Mackenzie staff had to issue a bi-lingual list of all props, we also had to take photographs and mark each cargo unit.
Due to the urgency of the shipment, the client ordered airfreight shipment of the cargo. As a result, F.S.Mackenzie staff faced an uneasy task: to coordinate loading schemes, dispatch dates, and a reloading schedule with the airline.
Among the standard cargo there were also 5 meter's long poles, stage carpets in rolls up to 1.5 meter's high, and 3 motorcycles which, according to air shipment rules, were considered to be "dangerous".
We managed to overcome all complications and the show started right on time on the 26th March 2010. We wish the celebrated Great Moscow Circus team the best of luck and trust that our F.S.Mackenzie staff in the Ukraine and Russia will arrange the smooth and successful return of the props.