Osprey were contracted to transport over 1100 joints of concrete coated line pipe from the UK to the Mediterranean for the construction of a sub-sea pipeline. Our resourceful approach and wide range of suppliers provided the client with a cost effective and efficient solution.
Osprey were tasked with shipping over 1100 joints of concrete coated line pipe from the manufacturer to the port of mobilisation.
There were a few factors of complexity within the project, due to the manufacturer’s location, within a set of lock gates, a small and versatile vessel was required. In addition, limitations at the port of discharge meant a geared option was needed.
Osprey’s chartering team worked with our diverse list of suppliers to identify the most cost-effective vessel for the safe and efficient delivery of the cargo. A large vessel fitted with tween decks and strong hatch covers meant that a high density stow was able to be met on the vessel, reducing the port costs at both ends, while using the geared vessel meant that the discharge of the cargo could be carried out without large and costly port cranes.
With demanding technical requirements our on-site attendance at both port of loading and port of discharge meant the total scope of shipment was managed safely and professionally. Our wealth of experience in delivering break bulk shipments meant that, along with our wide supplier network and experienced staff, ensured we were able to offer a cost effective and efficient solution for the delivery of a tricky cargo.