Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Transped Worldwide Logistics - Adding Value, Expertise and Excellent Customer Service in a Global Market; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Transped Worldwide Logistics - Adding Value, Expertise and Excellent Customer Service in a Global Market; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE

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FROM its formation in Blyth in 1997 and through continuous business development to enhance its core logistics business, Transped has gone that extra mile in providing an integrated export packing and casemaking solution. The company can now claim that it provides a truly global "one-stop package".

This "added-value service" compliments Transped's core activities such as project cargo management, global shipping and freight forwarding, intermodal rail and sea services, road transport and contract warehousing.

In any event, with the heavy lift capabilities at the Port of Blyth, Transped can handle most general and project cargos, some of which cannot be transported by road.

The larger, more complex projects, destined for export to the global oil, gas and power-generating market, will involve analysis of detailed engineering drawings and the design of bespoke packing solutions.

A perfect example is illustrated by a project Transped is handling for Baric Systems, a world-class business making equipment for the global oil and gas market. Based on the Riverside Industrial Estate in Blyth, Baric Systems Limited is part of Colfax Fluid Handling.

Glenn Pattison, packing and forwarding manager, explains: "With an unpacked weight of 36 tonnes, intricate superstructure and project cargo dimensions to match, the lube oil system pictured here is being landed on its base.

"The system was lifted by one of the port's 100-tonne mobile cranes using a 40-tonne spreader beam (picture right). The packing case was designed and prepared in advance and, therefore, the skill and experience of Transped is paramount in getting the design and positioning of the system right first time.

"Once packed, the lube oil system, destined for the Jubail export refinery in Saudi Arabia, will weigh over 44 tonnes and, because of its dimensions, will have to be shipped directly out of the Port of Blyth."

Mark Elliott, the managing director of Baric Systems, commented: "Our lube oil systems are shipped around the world, and having Transped on our doorstep provides us with a real advantage in the supply chain. …

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