The majority of our loadmasters come from a military background, giving them the skills required to ensure a smooth operation such as, attention to detail, discipline, and logistical knowledge. Two of these loadmasters are Shane Brearley and Paul Elsom, who both came to Peters & May 8 years ago.
Shane and Paul both hold significant expertise when it comes to cradle systems and the loading and unloading of large and unusual yachts. Paul commented: “With each day comes a new challenge to overcome! As well as maintaining an active role in the loadmaster team, I also provide technical support to our global marine team. It gives me immense pride to stand back and look at a loaded ship and think, that along with our superb team, we have achieved our aim.”
Shane’s first solo project with Peters & May was managing the lift of a Volvo 70 for Puma Ocean Racing back in 2007. Shane commented: “It’s not often such a large yacht and cradle is lifted to such extreme heights. In order to reach the weather deck of a WWL (Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics) vessel, we craned the yacht 37m using a mobile crane from quay to the vessel’s weather deck before lowering and securing her carefully into place, at the time it was a big job for me, and successful loading for P&M.”
Over the next few months, we’ll be shining a light on all the incredible loadmasters working for Peters & May, and sharing a few insights from their job. Look out for our Loadmaster Profiles on our Twitter and Facebook! Read our first two on Shane and Paul.