Cargo transport is one of the biggest industries in the world. It is what keeps the world as it is,
globally connected network of countries. So, let’s see some unusual and little crazy facts about cargo
transport that are truly interesting to hear.
1. The first cargo transport with a plane was in 1910
While air cargo now it is a huge and well-developed business, it wasn’t back in the days. It is crazy
that the first air flight cargo was done around 107 years ago and it flew only around 100km. The
package of the first air cargo transport was silk. What’s even more interesting is that this was such a
huge deal in that days, that the owner celebrated with an event and used it as a commercial for his
own transport business. Now more than 2 million tons of freight are transported each year over air
2. DHL Express and its crazy moves
Now, DHL Express is probably the biggest transporter in the world. But, this is a result of its pivotal
changes in development. The story about Larry Hillblom is truly inspiring. He first started with
courier delivery and was pretty successful in it. However, the two changes that made DHL what it is
today were done in 2 huge changes that at that time were a bit crazy. First was over the ocean
delivery of packages with ships, where most people thought that there will not be huge demand and
that DHL will fail. While the second was the involvement of DHL in air cargo and combination of air
cargo and shipping. Now DHL has 120 planes itself for even faster and better shipping.
3. The craziest and heaviest item
The craziest is maybe the giant laser. Yes, a laser. But not a normal laser. We are talking about a giant
laser that can blast missiles in midair. A war weapon that was ordered by the US Department of
defense. The heaviest delivery recorded in history weighted 418,834 pounds or 190 tonnes and it
was a power gas generator.
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