TRANSPORTATION OF FLIGHT DECK MODULES FOR AIRCRAFT SUPER CARRIER CO-ORDINATED BY WARRANT GROUP

WARRANT Group today co-ordinated the departure of a barge from the Port of Liverpool carrying flight deck modules for the new aircraft super carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth.

The specialist supply chain management company was appointed to oversee port operations from Cammell Laird shipyard to transport five flight deck modules for the new aircraft super carrier. (see pictures)

The barge arrived into Cammell Laird on November 18th and was discharged from the shipyard today loaded with the flight deck modules which each weigh 4,000 tonnes.

The barge is destined for the Rosyth Naval Shipyard at the Firth of Forth in Scotland where the hull of HMS Queen Elizabeth is being built.

Joe MCGuffie, Director of Port Agency services at Warrant Group, which is based in the Port of Liverpool, said difficult weather conditions had added a slight delay to the operations.

He said: “We were appointed to oversee all port requirements for transportation of HMS Queen Elizabeth’s flight decks modules from Cammell Laird’s shipyards at the Port of Liverpool.

“From compiling vessel passage plans to overseeing pilotage requirements and managing port regulations and security compliance, we have been working closely with Cammell Laird and also, shipping and transportation specialist Henry Abram & Sons which commissioned our services.

“Despite the difficult weather conditions, particularly the heavy rain over recent days, the operation has run smoothly.

“We are immensely proud to be involved with a project of this scale and magnitude which has been of huge benefit to Liverpool and the local community, continuing a long tradition of ship building in the region.”

Other sections of the flight deck were transported from the Cammell Laird shipyard earlier this year for which Warrant Group also provided Port Agency services.

Notes to Editors

Picture Caption:  Flight deck modules for the new aircraft super carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth loaded onto a barge at the Cammell Laird shipyard in Liverpool. The barge is destined for the Rosyth Naval Shipyard at the Firth of Forth in Scotland where the hull of HMS Queen Elizabeth is being built. (pictures for download at the bottom of this email)

Warrant Group is a leading independent supply chain management company providing global multimodal services across several markets.

Warrant Group’s Product Portfolio: Sea Freight, Air Freight, Supply Chain Management, Ingot Portal (IT), Logistics, Port Agency Services, Road Freight, Chemicals, Recycled Commodities.

Warrant Group’s Board of Directors include: Ian Jones, Managing Director; David Roff, IT Director; Jarrad Bycroft, Export Director; Lynsey Morrison, Finance Director; Joe McGuffie, Port Agency Director; Wayne Hartley Recycled Commodities Director; George Jackson, Recycled Commodities Director.

Founded in 1989 and with headquarters in Liverpool, Warrant Group has earned a distinguished reputation for designing multimodal solutions on a global scale. Its heritage and roots lie in port agency services and port based warehouse and distribution services for raw materials, most notably aluminium.

Warrant Group is a founding member of EURTEAM which was established in 2006. Ian Jones is currently President of EURTEAM which is a European chemical alliance of five partners across nine European countries. It has its own full time member of staff based at Le Havre, France. Its centralised IT portal was designed and built by Warrant Group and focuses on offering clients local expertise linked to a global network.

Warrant Group is a member of the British International Freight Association, the Road Haulage Association and the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. It is an accredited IATA member and is a member of the Chemical Distribution Institute. Warrant Group is ISO 9001 certified.

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