Peters & May, in collaboration with Bespoke Load Solutions and Subic Bay International Terminal Corporation (SBITC), achieved a groundbreaking feat with the first Flat Rail shipment out of the Philippines. This innovative operation involved the transportation of a catamaran from Subic Bay to the Maldives, revolutionizing the way oversized cargo is handled.
The traditional method of shipping a catamaran of this size involved using at least six flat racks as breakbulk, a costly and space-consuming process. The challenge was to find a more efficient and cost-effective solution for transporting oversized cargo like this yacht.
Utilizing the patented Flat Rail system, developed by Bespoke Load Solutions, allowed for the catamaran to be loaded onto a single 40-foot flat rack. This system employs two beams secured to the flat rack with twist-locks and can safely accommodate payloads of up to 44 tons. The catamaran was loaded in two phases: first from the sea to the berth and then from the berth to the vessel.
The successful shipment of the catamaran using the Flat Rail system marked a significant advancement in oversized cargo shipping. This method proved to be simpler, faster, and more space-efficient compared to traditional methods. The operation’s success has opened up new possibilities for using Philippine ports for yacht transportation.
This case study highlights Peters & May’s innovative approach in handling oversized cargo, demonstrating their ability to develop and implement efficient and cost-effective solutions. The Flat Rail shipment out of the Philippines is a testament to their expertise in maritime logistics and their commitment to pioneering new technologies in the industry.
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