Expert operational support
Providing a full range of specialist operational services required to transport nuclear materials by sea.
Shipping nuclear cargoes safely and securely requires huge experience and modern insight into current operational standards.
NTS has the expertise to provide customers with specialist services associated with the maritime transport of nuclear material, including safety, security, logistical services, and comprehensive 24-hour global emergency response support.
To ensure resilience, all nuclear transports undertaken by NTS are supported every hour of the day with a team of highly qualified emergency response managers who are ready to draw on global resources to react effectively to any situation, anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice.
We hold several training exercises each year to test our emergency response procedures, the communication systems, the expertise of team members and crews, and the performance of equipment.
Our logistical and operational expertise has resulted in thousands of flasks of nuclear materials being delivered safely and securely for customers to ports across the globe.
Managing complex logistical operations
Customers benefit from our team of flask operations engineers who are experienced at handling and transporting a large range of flasks, meaning cargoes are delivered safely and successfully no matter where they are in the world.
Our knowledge of all transport infrastructure and asset requirements for either end of a shipping operation is second to none and extends to cranes, port infrastructure, lifting equipment and radiation monitoring support.
Shipment of high-level waste from the UK to GermanyOur 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.
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.
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