Providing world-leading nuclear shipping capabilities.
For decades our unique nuclear shipping capabilities have helped customers around the world solve their own complex nuclear transport challenges.
Nuclear shipping expertise
Supporting customers around the world with specialist maritime transport expertise.Nuclear shipping expertise
Customers use our world leading capabilities and assets to ensure their nuclear shipments are delivered safely and securely.Specialist assets
Unique security capabilities
The only organisation in the world to offer a high-security Category 1 nuclear shipping capability.Unique security capabilities
Expert operational support
We provide customers with the full range of specialist operational services required to transport nuclear materials by sea.Expert operational support
NTS operates Pacific Nuclear Transport Limited (PNTL), the world’s most experienced shipper of nuclear materials.
PNTL is part-owned by NTS, the French company Orano, and a consortium of Japanese utility companies. Established in 1975, it continues to undertake shipments of nuclear cargoes between Europe and Japan.
Facts and figures
Our experience of transporting nuclear materials by sea stretches back decades with a 100% nuclear safety record.
3 specialist nuclear vessels
Over 2000 flasks of nuclear material moved by sea
+ 5 million
Over 5 million nautical miles sailed
We use our nuclear shipping expertise to support a range of customers including Japanese utility companies, the US government, and EDF Energy.
Using our unique high-security transport expertise to make the world saferNTS is the only organisation in the world that offers a high-security “Category 1” nuclear shipping capability.
Transferring plutonium from Dounreay
In 2019 we used our rail, shipping and technical capabilities to complete a programme of complex, high-security transport operations to transfer civil separated plutonium held at Dounreay, to Sellafield.
Shipment of high-level waste from the UK to Germany
Our expertise in shipping waste resulting from reprocessing was demonstrated when we completed the first of three shipments of high level waste to Germany at the end of 2020.