At Hemisphere, we thrive on the challenges of transporting abnormal or oversized loads. Whether we are moving transformers, luxury yachts, or cranes, our projects team have extensive experience in moving cargo of all shapes and sizes.
As your project partner, we plan the best route and use the right method to ensure a smooth delivery. We are on-hand throughout the project to keep our customers up to date and to answer any questions.
What is an abnormal load?
Any piece of cargo that is too heavy, large or cumbersome to be transported safely in a standard shipping container is referred to as an abnormal load, or exceptional cargo. Given the size of abnormal loads, they require coordination between freight forwarders, police forces and other authorities when planning transport routes, in order to ensure that the cargo can travel safely from A to B.
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Abnormal Loads and Oversized Shipping Services
Below are some of the common types of abnormal loads services we offer:
- Heavy Machinery
(Transformers, Wind Turbines, Generators)
- Oversized Vehicles
(Farm Machinery, Construction, Aircraft, Boats)
- Construction Components
(Pipes, Bridges, Modular Buildings)
- Art Installations
(Statues, Models, Architectural Art)
Abnormal Loads Projects
Here are just two examples of abnormal loads projects we’ve completed.
In 2018, we delivered a replacement TVO antenna to a Fred. Olsen cruise ship. This specialist antenna needed to arrive from the USA within a short timeframe, requiring a reliable supply chain to ensure minimal delays, while an incomplete control system provided an additional problem to be overcome.
Delivered via ocean freight to the UK, the antenna was reunited with its control system, while customs clearance and transit documents were received in short order before the antenna, along with crane facilities for completing installation, was delivered to the cruise ship in Southampton.
In 2016, we were tasked with transporting 20 Bladeroom plant decks to Australia. The decks were collected by specialist trailers from sites across the United Kingdom and transported to Southampton Port alongside escort vehicles for safety.
From there, the pieces were lowered onto trailers and secured, overseen by project managers, before being shipped to Melbourne and onwards to installation sites across Australia. Delivered on schedule and on budget, the project further strengthened our relationship with Bladeroom, a client of Hemisphere for many years.