Abnormal loads


We are experts in planning and managing end-to-end AIL transport of all kinds. We’re proud to have a long-standing partnership with one of the UK’s foremost heavy transport companies. Together, our abnormal load team have decades of AIL experience, moving some of the world’s most challenging assets across and around the country – and overseas.

Load-spreading systems, beam trailers and wafer decks. Multi-axle hydraulic modular systems, girder frame trailers for up to 500t on public roads, and vessel deck trailers. Swept path analysis, route studies, SPMT movements – using our own fleet of 120 SPMTs – road permits and more. Our combined inventory includes the UK’s largest fleet of heavy lift cranes, and all of this equipment is handled and managed by an experienced Abnormal Loads team. You can meet some of the Abnormal Loads team here.

Working in partnership

You’ll benefit from our UK-wide relationships with contacts for abnormal load permits, including BE16 Special Order and VR1 Permits. We can carry out detailed pre-project reports and feasibility studies too, including swept path analysis. And of course, we can provide dedicated pilot cars, and liaise with local communities (and police escorts).

With multi-disciplined teams of drivers, operators, planners, sector specialists, engineers … we can draw on this combined expertise to find better ways of transporting abnormal loads.

It’s not simply about getting from A to B. It’s about getting there the best possible way, on time, and on budget. It’s the Osprey Way of Working.

Recent Projects

Delivering Subsea Infrastructure

Award-winning multi-modal transport

Our client needed several towheads shipped out to a new oil field –on a demanding schedule, with (award-winning) challenges to overcome.

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Supporting UK Ship Building

Innovative solutions for everyday challenges

If existing transport can’t ship our heavy lift cranes (our LTM1800 and LG1550), then our team will still find a way to get them to site…

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Upgrading UK Rail

Multi-modal transport for heavy industry

With the track gauge itself preventing ‘on line’ movement of these locomotives to the UK, we created a multi-modal solution that ensured seamless – on time – delivery.

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Supporting National Grid

The best route from A to B is sometimes via sea

There’s more to specialist logistics than equipment and engineers. Our teams have the experience to recommend innovative solutions, and the partnerships to make them possible…

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When you need experience, equipment, and enthusiasm…

Talk to Osprey. A great, British, logistics provider with the people and the partners to deliver heavy lifting and abnormal transport services of all kinds, onshore and off.

We deliver better results. We get involved earlier and use our experience to cut costs (without cutting corners). Talk to us about your next project…

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