Perfect transport of even the most complex cargo,
from living creatures to artworks
CJ Logistics’ know-how shines through when it comes to carrying delicate, special, and costly goods. An illustrative example is when we transported a pair of Aldabra tortoises, a world-renowned rare creature, to Suncheon Bay Garden Expo 2013. They are an endangered species and as they were the symbol of friendship with the Republic of Seychelles who donated the creatures, we needed a perfect plan.
In the end, we were able to transport them safely even with their sensitivity to environmental change thanks to our decades of experience in shipping live animals, such as elephants, dolphins, and racehorses. We have also transported agricultural produce, insects, and fish. When we had to ship some honeybees, we did so after sunset according to their habit of returning to the hive at night.
The Hong Kong Auction, Korean International Ceramic Biennale, and the Special Michelangelo Show by the Bank of Korea were the result of our delicate execution of the transportation project. Artworks like paintings, sculptures and photos are influenced by noise, temperature, humidity, and vibration like living things, so it is critical to store and transport them very carefully while keeping in mind the medium used and the status of the work. Owing to the advanced know-how of CJ Logistics, we can enjoy vividly world-renowned artworks even in Korea.
At Seoul ADEX 2021, CJ Logistics is also the carrier of choice for the international defense show!
CJ Logistics is also actively involved in international exhibition logistics transport for the defense industry. The most recent project was Seoul ADEX (Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition) 2021 held in October this year. The show is the representative defense exhibition in Korea where you can see R&D achievements in the defense and the aerospace sector. This year, as many as 440 companies from 28 countries took part, recording the largest scale ever, with incredible air shows that were held featuring aerobatics, short-term maneuvers, and high-altitude descent by Black Eagles.
CJ Logistics was responsible for picking up the exhibits from the KAI headquarters, installation at the Seoul Air Show, disassembly in the reverse order after the show and transport. The Seoul ADEX team showed of their meticulous logistic skills when handling large-scale, heavyweight goods such as a mock cockpit with a weight of over 1 ton and 4m rotor folding equipment.
This was possible because the company has transported such goods since 1993 when it transported goods for the Daejeon Expo ‘93, a well-known international exhibition of the time. We shipped and installed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that captivated military enthusiasts, the nation’s first unmanned tactical aerial vehicle, the Falcon, capable of detecting targets up to 200km away. In addition to models, we also transported some engine cleaning equipment that required a 5-ton truck and a forklift as well as waste storage containers.
At Seoul ADEX 2021, the KAI Metaverse booth and a VR hands-on experience zone for the navy’s training program attracted a lot of attention and drew in the crowds. For this experience, CJ Logistics delivered a mock cockpit that weighed over 300kg, PCs, maintenance training tools, and sensor holders to enable participants to enjoy the immersive world of the metaverse through a VR headset and a controller. Although the team were unable to ease their tension since they were responsible for large-sized exhibits and the small parts needed for operation and installation, they performed their tasks smoothly based on their know-how.
As we’ve discussed so far, international exhibition logistics will continue to grow in both size and quality. CJ Logistics will shape the future of international exhibition logistics based on the company’s cutting-edge logistics infrastructure and expertise in the field it has accumulated over several decades.