Transporting unusual cargo


Be it heavy, specialist or oversized – can be a tricky operation, and one that responsible logistics providers approach with careful consideration.

Hugh Purdie of Braid Logistics discusses how they work with Peel Ports’ Clydeport in Greenock to safely, securely and effectively move specialist cargo anywhere in the world.

Based in Renfrew, Scotland - but working across the globe - Braid Logistics has been a specialist project forwarder for over half a century. Our highly experienced team have years of expediting over-sized and super-heavy freight globally by sea, air, road and rail.

As you can imagine, getting out-of-gauge cargo from A to B involves us working with trusted partners to tailor solutions for our clients, ensuring that freight movements are effectively managed.

We’ve collaborated with the Peel Ports team at Clydeport in Greenock for a number of years now, developing strategies to handle cargo as diverse as power station transformers to wind turbine components.

Such partnerships are absolutely critical to what we do. Our port partners need to have in-depth product knowledge and an excellent understanding of the intricacies and risks involved with moving unusual cargo, plus the ability to take all these into account when planning freight movements.

Thankfully, we can rely on the site team at Greenock for all of that. The variety of services and the equipment pool offered there also means we can be secure in the knowledge that, whatever cargo comes our way, Peel Ports will be able offer a logistics solution.

For cargo coming to or from Scotland, using Clydeport as our primary transportation hub means that we have access to the global trade lanes and first-class carriers that service the port. Congestion-free feedering at Greenock allows us to offer our clients an efficient service – something which is a huge factor when they are deciding on which logistics company to partner with. 

We’re also able to leverage the integrated transport solutions – such as easy access to the port from surrounding road and rail – that connect the cargo with its onward destination.

For more information on Braids Logistics services please click HERE or on transporting out-of-gauge cargo through the port at Greenock, please click HERE.

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