Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Freight Specialist to Market New Load System as Alternative to Break Bulk Shipping

Peters & May Start New Company for Innovative Load Carriers
Shipping News Feature
UK – Specialist boat and oversize freight shippers the Peters & May Group has acquired two patented load systems. The systems were developed over several years with the aim at reducing costs and increasing flexibility for out of gauge cargo loaded on container vessels. The resulting patented ‘Flat Rail’ & ‘Cat Cradle’ systems present clients with a revolutionary alternative to expensive break bulk shipments.

As well as allowing larger cargo to move as out of gauge rather than break bulk, the systems also speed up loading and open up new transhipment possibilities. The new systems will be marketed by Bespoke Load Solutions, a company wholly owned by the Peters & May Group and will be spearheaded by Peters & May Group Chief Executive, David Holley.

Chris Steibelt, who joins the new company as Business Development Manager, said that:

"Throughout my 35 years in the shipping industry it has always amazed me as to the complexity of moving large out of gauge cargo and the fact that customers struggle with the costs and time associated with the shipments. Now we have the perfect solution that reduces cost, totally simplifies the process and one that truly opens up the globe to oversized cargo."

Although the Cat Cradle is designed specifically for the marine industry, Bespoke Load Solutions is also planning to market the Flat Rail system to interested parties in the industrial and project markets.