Following the official partnership between VTE and Bespoke Load Solutions, a company in the Peters & May Group, an innovative solution to shipping has become available at our terminal: Flat Rail.
Flat Rail lets you carry oversized loads from 12 to 15 meters in length and weighing up to 35 tons on container vessels as OOG. Normally, these would be shipped as Break Bulk because they are too large for a 40ft flatrack. Initially thought of for nautical transport, Flat Rail is today available for a wider variety of different industrial cargoes, like pressure vessels.
The system consists of two beams connected to the flatrack corner castings with twist locks. In this way, the load can be handled securely across four stable load bearing points.
Among the advantages of using this technology is improved operational efficiency with reduced handling times and ease. Furthermore this handling ease enables access to more route options where transhipments as Break Bulk could be prohibitive.
Images and video courtesy Bespoke Load Solutions.