Project Forwarder Tuscor Lloyds was recently called in to help with the ocean transport of an umbilical cable/winch from the UK to the USA.

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The job was to ship 4 pieces of cargo to the Port of Houston in the United States of America, the largest piece of cargo was the Umbilical Cable/Winch which came to 42,000Kgs, due to the dimensions (98.8 x 4.52 x 4.3mtrs) of this cargo it had to be shipped as out of gauge cargo on a 40’ flat rack container. The three smaller pieces of cargo were able to fit inside a 40’ Standard Shipping Container which helped to reduce the cost of transport to the USA.

The Umbilical Cable/Winch which was required for the oil & gas industry and was shipped on the 40’ flat rack was secured to the container with strong chain lashings and wooded chocks to ensure the cargo would be completely safe for the journey to Houston.

The cargo was safely shipped to the Port of Houston and unloaded from the vessel for the final stage of its transportation.