All-round transport expertise and operational support from A to B.
NTS develops and executes the optimum transport plan for the full range of specialist nuclear material and non-nuclear freight.
Each customer’s transport requirements are different, yet no matter how complex the challenge is, they all benefit from the same in-depth experience and support. NTS has been transporting nuclear material for decades and offers all the skills and capability required for a successful transport, whether that’s by road, rail, sea or air.
Whether it’s designing and delivering an entire transport operation, engineering and licensing a new package, or undertaking road, rail or maritime shipments as part of a multi-modal transport project, our focus is always on delivering success for our customers from the start of a journey to the end.
As well as carrying out a physical transport, we also advise customers on many aspects of transport operations – anything from initial feasibility studies, criticality and shielding assessments through to licensing and security advice. We are able to offer one specialist service or an integrated suite of services depending on a customer’s particular requirements.
A big part of what we do once we’ve devised a clear transport solution is to assess and optimise the transport infrastructure. For example, this could include the design and optioneering of packages, rail wagons and lifting beams.
Whatever the transport challenge, our aim is always to exceed customer expectations. We’ll devise a logistics plan that includes the most appropriate modes of transport – whether that’s road, rail, sea or air.
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.
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.
Using our unique high-security transport expertise to make the world safer
NTS is the only organisation in the world that offers a high-security “Category 1” nuclear shipping capability.