2023: Transport highlights of the year

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2023: Transport highlights of the year

In today’s fast-paced world, logistics plays a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth movement of goods, services, and information across vast distances. From the transportation of raw materials to the delivery of finished products to consumers, logistics serves as the backbone of the global economy. 

Our transport division conducts approximately 50-70 jobs per week, transporting abnormal loads, heavy haulage, hazardous goods and smaller crates and general haulage across the UK. In this blog, we will introduce our Transport division’s highlights of 2023 and some of the different deliveries we have completed this year.

Battery megapacks 

This is one of the most ambitious logistics projects that Williams Shipping has done for a big multinational automobile company. We delivered 65 megapacks across January and February this year. We were collecting them from the port and delivering them to numerous energy sites and our own cargo yard with the help of our STGO trucks and semi-low loaders. They were classed as hazardous goods, and we also needed to obtain a movement order for STGO. 

Fuel tanks

Williams Shipping is famous for handling abnormal loads. Since the beginning of the year, we have been completing ongoing deliveries of 4.2m wide fuel tanks. Up to now, we have delivered 25 fuel tanks. For transporting these, we have used flatbed trailers and extended semi-loaders and often the movements have been accompanied by private escort cars.

Weekly aircraft parts

Delivering aircraft parts is one of the most interesting projects from this year. Between our run-of-the-mill transport jobs, we are moving aircraft parts up to Chester and have been doing this weekly since last year. The equipment for this job includes our curtain-side trailers.

Cable drums

Since the beginning of the year, we have delivered six loads of 6m cable drums. For this job, we were required to have a VR1 permit application. We used our STGO trucks and flatbeds to transport the abnormal reels to a cable manufacturing and testing company.

Drilling equipment and packing cases

Our fleet has been transporting drilling equipment from Aberdeen to Cornwall using flatbed trailers and delivering 4m wide packing cases from Derby to Southampton under police escort from the loading site to the motorway.

For any large or abnormal haulage projects give our transport team a call 023 8070 1314 or drop us an email [email protected]

  • I just wanted to say thank you – it was a very challenging site to work at and make delivery to. Your drivers showed courtesy, patience and professionalism throughout the day

    Philip Kingston,
    Kingston Building Solutions

  • Thank you for your assistance, it was very much appreciated and a special thank you to Bob who did a fantastic job.

    Jenny Wilkinson,
    Interserve Defence Ltd

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    Bob Sarkar,
    National Gritting Service

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    Andy Jenner,
    EP Renewable Energies Limited

  • On Behalf of the Environment Agency and the Residents of Romsey and Winchester, I would like to convey our warmest gratitude for the support you provided during recent flooding. Without you we would not have been able to respond as quickly or effectively as we did.

    James A Humphrys,
    Environment Agency

  • We would like to thank yourself and your team at Williams Shipping for all your help last week, your team were great at getting us around and in position where and when we needed to be in spite of some rotten weather.

    Cliff Stonestreet,
    Fully Fused Fireworks Worldwide Event Management

  • Thank you very much for your assistance and I have to say the two crew members on the vessel could not have been more helpful.

    Steve Beck,
    Burgess Marine

  • May I take this opportunity to thank you for an excellent service, could you also please pass on my thanks to all of your skippers who have helped us over the past few weeks.

    Gwyn Goforth,
    Svitzer UK