Freight Services

Special Project Cargo

The team at P.F.S. have experience in handling special project cargo and this is an area which we relish involving ourselves in.

Heavy and/or Out of Gauge cargo requires liaison with the Highways Agency and also the Police of the counties on which roads the loads will travel.

A high level of attention to detail was required for shipments of a number of flat rack containers from India into the port of Felixstowe. Lashed on to the flat racks were very large crates which contained components for huge ovens to be delivered to Brewery’s in the north of England. These crates were all out of gauge and they also exceeded the UK maximum weight limit of 44 tonnes for regular movements of cargo via road. Special permits were required to haul the cargo on low loader vehicles, with specific attention paid to the route taken to avoid low bridges.