· BFG appointed as the official shipping agent for Aktau City-based Rally Kazakhstan
ALMATY (KAZAKHSTAN): The Automotorsport Federation of the Republic of Kazakhstan has now finalised a range of shipping and transportation options for competitors keen to compete in Rally Kazakhstan, the fifth round of the 2017 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, on May 20-27.
With large travel distances involved over a short space of time, particularly for competitors who also intend to compete in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge and the Sealine Cross-Country Rally in April, accurate and efficient logistics are vital. The Automotorsport Federation of the Republic of Kazakhstan has announced several options to enable teams to reach the Caspian Sea-neighbouring city of Aktau in plenty of time for Kazakhstan’s historic entry into the FIA World Cup.
“Arranging accurate shipping and transportation from Qatar and Europe was a difficult task and one which we have worked on for more than a year,” said Marat Abykayev, President of the Automotorsport Federation of the Republic of Kazakhstan. “We are delighted to announce that the official shipping partner for Rally Kazakhstan 2017 is BFG Best for Goods SRL (BFG).
“BFG has worked for several motor sporting events and is known in the market for its efficient service and clear and transparent pricing. They are the only authorised carriers approved by Rally Kazakhstan and will also provide customs clearance facilities.”
Four shipping options are available, although BFG can also supply airfreight solutions upon request. A comprehensive first option covers European teams that want to compete in the UAE, Qatar, Kazakhstan and the Italian Baja. Option two supports European competitors who are travelling directly from Italy to Kazakhstan and back and the third alternative is a return shipping timetable and programme for the return route from Qatar to Kazakhstan. The fourth option is a one-way shipping proposal from Qatar to Kazakhstan.
The comprehensive first option requires vehicles be delivered to the Italian port of Genoa on March 2-3 and the equipment is ready for collection at the Jebel Ali port in Dubai on March 27. Vehicles must then be returned to Jebel Ali on April 7-8 and will arrive in Doha on April 13 and be released at the Losail circuit.
Vehicles must then be returned to Losail for shipment on April 22 and released at the Mobilex warehouse in Aktau on May 16. Vehicles returned to the Mobilex warehouse by May 29 will then be shipped to Italy and released in Pordenone on June 12.
For European teams not requiring shipment to the Middle East to compete in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge or the Sealine event in Qatar, vehicles must be delivered to Pordenone by April 27 and they will then be released at the Mobilex warehouse on or around May 16 and returned as per the timetable for option one.