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Unusual Cargo For Hemisphere Freight Services As They Transport 32-Metre High Gas Scrubber

Unusual Cargo For Hemisphere Freight Services As They Transport 32-Metre High Gas Scrubber

Having been involved from the initial quotation stage, our project manager was in contact and on hand at all times to oversee every aspect of the movement from planning to operation completion. Our role was to move all the various dismantled sections and packed parts of this Gas Scrubber system from vessel arrival at Liverpool port, through to the final destination at the project site, approximately 60 miles away in Lancashire.

Project Details:

Cargo: Fibre Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Wet Gas Scrubber system sections. To be used by a major cement manufacturer to filter sulphur and odour from cement kiln gases.

Total Volume: 2340cbm

Route / Service: Transport all sections of the scrubber, including 8 exceptional oversized loads which required police escorts, from shipside at Liverpool port to the final project site in a rural location in Lancashire, UK.

Although the distance from port to final site was relatively short, due to the sheer size of some of the sections (which measured over 6 metres wide and 4.5 metres high), careful advanced planning was required, including route surveys, port visits and multiple site meetings with the receivers. We also managed all permit applications and booked the police escorts for the correct delivery dates.

“There were some challenges during the project, due to Sunday delivery days, police requirements and unforeseen road accidents, which meant quickly assessing and utilising an alternative route and calling in additional trucking escorts. Fortunately, we love thinking on our feet and solving problems as we go!” Daniel Morgan - Project Co-ordinator

Project Management:

Our project managers attended numerous pre-delivery site visits at the receivers request to create a suitable plan for delivery. They also visited the discharge port to agree lifting and handling plans with the port authority, along with co-ordinating the deliveries with our specialist trucking vendor, the police and highways authorities.

Once everything was planned, a Hemisphere project manager was in attendance for all of the exceptional convoy deliveries and was available whenever needed to liaise between all the UK parties involved.


The total process was lengthy and presented various hurdles but, when the last piece of cargo was eventually delivered on time and on budget, everybody involved was very satisfied with the result.

About Hemisphere Freight Services:

We provide specialist global supply chain solutions, handling every aspect of our clients' cargo needs via our expert in-house teams – regardless of point of origin or destination, from start to finish.

Article by Hemisphere Freight Services Ltd

Hemisphere Freight Services is an all-encompassing global logistics provider headquartered are close to the port of Felixstowe and with branch offices at London Heathrow, Manchester and Ipswich giving total coverage of all major ports & airports throughout the UK.  

We have grown to be one of the largest independent UK providers of logistics solutions across Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Africa and Australasia.  We Specilaise in providing global supply chain solutions and can handle every aspect of our clients logistics needs via our expert teams from start to finish, regardless of point of origin or destination.

Whether you require air freight, ocean freight, road haulage or warehousing solutions, through to planning and delivering large projects, including specialist services, such as the movement of oversized or dangerous goods, our knowledge and experience in niche markets means we've got you covered.

With a worldwide reach through our extensive partner network, we’re a one-stop shop for logistics solutions by air, sea and road throughout Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Africa and Australasia. We believe long-term strategic relationships facilitate the delivery of cost-effective solutions, so we’ll take the time to understand your supply chain and tailor our services to your specific requirements - ensuring maximum efficiency.