How To Move An Abnormal Load
Do you have an abnormal load that needs moving? Here at Espace we have experience organising the movement of all sorts of things from the urgent to the downright strange. Here are some of our favourite weird shipments!
Ferrari car shipment
It wasn’t Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari but it was a £100,000
Ferrari California on board our car transporter on route
to the south of France.
Our car transporter driver collected the car at the Ferrari
dealership in Leeds and delivered it next day to Nice, France.
He met the lucky recipient, an American business man at Nice
airport and handed over the keys.
In April this year, we were contacted by a restaurant
owner in Barnsley with a big problem.
He’d been let down by a transport company bringing in a 2600 kilo pizza
oven for him from Naples. The oven installation had to take place on
Tuesday 10th April. It was still sitting in Naples at 11am on Friday 6th
April when he got a call to say “sorry no can do”.
In a panic he Googled “emergency freight “, found and called us just
before midday on the Friday. By 4pm we had a 7.5 tonner loading at
the factory in Naples and at 8am on Tuesday morning the driver was in
Barnsley in time for installation before the grand opening.
The turret loaded vertically
In September last year, we moved this turret on a low
loader from Tonbridge in Kent to Valencia. Initially we
were asked to move it as a 4m wide piece.
We suggested that the piece could be moved a lot cheaper as a
4 metre high rather than wide piece. After passing the drawings
onto our trusted abnormal supplier in Spain, they suggested
suitable restraining points and sourced the correct length chains
for their driver. Goods were collected and delivered on time and
In June last year, we were contacted by a specialist events
management company to quote for a UK logistics contract.
It included the storage and transport of a large mobile
stage around the UK to 7 food and drink festivals they were
organising. We started working with The Fair back in 2014 as
their preferred logistics supplier for a large number of music
festivals they were involved with.
This catamaran needed to be transported from Bordeaux to Perpignan.
We organised its shipment with our preferred abnormal agent in france. They’re specialists in boat transportation as you can see.
13.3m x 7.4m x 4.4m and weighed 15 tonnes.
With the assistance of this agent and a number
of other specialist European abnormal load
agents, we can get pretty much anything
we were asked to quote for the movement of a fighter jet.
With the help of our abnormal haulage partner in Holland, we quoted on the cranage, cocooning and transport of the jet from a naval base in Milan to one in Lyon. With an overall width of 4.1 metres, the jet was accompanied all the way by an escort vehicle. It arrived on time and in budget.