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“Revolutionary” unmanned oil and gas vessel arrives from UK on B747-800F charter

GATWICK, UK--Chapman Freeborn and its logistics partners SPI International and Logik Logistics International have arranged the transportation of the first ever C-Worker  vessel - an unmanned surface vehicle (USV) that is set to...



GATWICK, UK–Chapman Freeborn and its logistics partners SPI International and Logik Logistics International have arranged the transportation of the first ever C-Worker  vessel – an unmanned surface vehicle (USV) that is set to revolutionize oil and gas operations, the companies said. 

The year-long logistics project – which started with loading feasibility studies before construction of the C-Worker had even begun – finally concluded last week with the delivery of the first unit from Portsmouth, UK to Lafayette, LA.

The 20-foot vessel – designed to conduct autonomous subsea positioning, surveying and environmental monitoring – was flown on a chartered British Airways Boeing 747-800 freighter aircraft, coordinated by Chapman Freeborn.

By utilizing personnel from its offices in both the UK and the USA, Chapman Freeborn was able to offer its customer the high level of service needed to coordinate the safe and efficient transatlantic transport of this high-value cargo.

“This was an enjoyable and challenging project that truly showed the effectiveness of Chapman Freeborn’s global network. Along with our US team and logistics partners, we were able to deliver this product to its final destination in a quick and well-organized manner. 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,” said Rudi Jones, project manager and cargo charter specialist at Chapman Freeborn’s London Gatwick office.


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