Chapman Freeborn delivers unmanned surface vehicle

AIR charter broker Chapman Freeborn and logistics partners SPI International and Logik Logistics International have successfully transported this first ever C-Worker vessel, an unmanned surface vehicle (USV) that is set to revolutionise oil and gas operations.
The year-long logistics project – which started with loading feasibility studies before construction of the C-Worker had even begun – finally concluded with the timely delivery of the first unit from Portsmouth, UK to Lafayette on the US west coast.
The 20-foot vessel, which has been designed to conduct autonomous subsea positioning, surveying and environmental monitoring, was flown on a chartered British Airways B747-8 freighter.
By utilising personnel from its offices in both the UK and the USA, Chapman Freeborn was able to offer the high level of service needed to coordinate the safe and efficient transatlantic transport of this high-value cargo, says a statement.
The vessel can be deployed in any oil and gas environment worldwide for immediate action, within a matter of days.
SPI International and Logik Logistics contributed their specific expertise in the packaging, export preparation and inland trucking from a shipyard in Portsmouth, UK to London’s Stansted Airport.
Rudi Jones, project manager and cargo charter specialist at Chapman Freeborn’s London Gatwick office, says: “This was an enjoyable and challenging project that truly showed the effectiveness of Chapman Freeborn’s global network
“It was great to work on a project that utilized our core areas of expertise and allowed us to provide a truly professional charter delivery service to our customer.”
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