Turnkey Transportation Services
You simply need to outline the nature of the cargo to be moved, the collection point and the delivery or install location and we are on hand to take care of the rest.
We will organise the collection at your site and transport to the port of loading. This may be by road and delivery to port cranes, or cranes that we will source locally and oversee. Or it may require a move via an inland waterway, with us sourcing and supplying a suitable tug and barge, arrange the loading at your facility and then the discharge at a larger transhipment port to allow your cargo to be loaded to a sea going vessel.
All aspects of the project are covered by us – from sourcing and negotiating a suitable sea going vessel, to loading and securing to ensure the cargo is safely stowed for transportation. We are also here to handle all discussions with the local land and marine service providers for you, including ensuring that the local port authorities are aware of the movements and any special procedures or permits that are required are in place.
The design work needed to ensure that the vessel is fit for purpose, and then drafting of all plans, design calculations and any negotiations with a third party warranty surveyor is all handled by our in house team. Typically this same team will attend on site and make sure that all loading and securing proceeds to plan.
WE OFFER A FULLY TURNKEY SERVICE, VIA ONE SINGLE INTEGRATED TEAM. WE TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL ASPECTS OF THE PROJECT AND OFFER A SINGLE FIXED PRICE FOR THE WORK THAT WE THEN MANAGE AND DELIVER AGAINST.
To deliver this full turnkey service to you, we offer in-house:
- Tendering and procurement – We will put in place a robust purchasing programme and plan that will map out your project’s requirements against a work breakdown structure that identifies the physical and intellectual resources required to effectively deliver your project. We do this via a close knit handover from our tendering team to our project execution team made up of experienced project management staff using robust project management controls.
- Supply chain networks – Thanks to our long experience in the field of heavy lift transportation we enjoy a well connected and diverse equipment supply chain that can be brought to bear on any challenge your heavy lift project faces both at inception and throughout its life.
- Experienced experts – Our team covers a variety of specialities, including trailer experts, crane/lift engineers, naval architects, structural engineers and marine superintendants. This team ensures that marine operations, land activities and any design services that would be required can be managed by our responsive team all of whom are employed directly by us. This gives us a broad technical capability that can cope with a wide variety of heavy lift challenges from mooring studies, structural analysis, vessel and trailer stability, and crane studies.
- Chartering and contract support – In house chartering and contracts experience allows us to effectively handle all aspects of the delivery of all marine assets required. We understand and can effectively negotiate a wide range of contracts and understand the different nuances across the range of chartering specific to the classes of marine vessels and assets that a heavy lift project would require. This could be inland and seagoing barges and tugs, support craft, short sea coaster vessels, semi-submersible vessels, geared vessels and floating cranes.