What does STG do?

We solve transport problems, it’s as simple as that.

Your cargo may be urgent, oversize or problematical in some other way. Sometimes it’s as simple or as complex as finding the right piece of equipment, in the right place, on the right day, at the right price.

Frequently the cargo is oversize or perhaps grossly overweight – invariably valuable, to the point of being invaluable. On many occasions both fragile and delicate – even the simplest of movements can be challenging in a wide variety of ways.

Our reputation for solving specialist transport problems is legendary. The wealth of experience, everyone’s personal commitment and a flair for innovation, ensure that STG offer the best possible solution – time & time again.

The Specialist Transport Group
The Specialist Transport Group

Where does STG go?

Sometimes the destination is just around the corner or, at the other end of the spectrum, to the far side of the globe.

Trailer movements, whether standard or special, represent the largest proportion of STG’s work load. By definition, the equipment is only a small part of the equation – invariably, to some of the more remote destinations, road conditions may leave a lot to be desired. Add to the mix extreme climate conditions, language problems, unfathomable documentation and much more – complicating the task at every level.

In recent years, for many customers, shipments to other parts of the world have become more commonplace – for the full list of destinations, click below – remembering that, month on month, more are being added.

How does STG do it?

We start with the Team – every STG customer is looked after by a personal Account Manager, someone who understands their needs, down to the finest detail.

It’s the Account Managers responsibility to analyse every enquiry, consider every possible option, determine the best solution and then see it through to a final conclusion – delivered safely, to budget and on time – in today’s world, no mean feat in itself.

The Account Manager selects the resources – predominately from one of our permanent “in house” suppliers, operators who we have worked with for over twenty years. In addition, we have developed what is possibly one of the largest databases of approved specialist transport contractors – based not only throughout the UK and Europe, but also in many of the more obscure parts of the world.

The Specialist Transport Group
The Specialist Transport Group

Who does STG work for?

Our customers range from the giants of industry to, at the other extreme, independent consultants – many are brand names who call on The Specialist Transport Group for “that little extra”.

Some are manufacturers, importers, exporters, freight forwarders, ships agents or whatever – all have one thing in common – they have a transport problem which needs to be solved quickly, effectively and economically.

The range of industries is vast – from satellite components (European Space Agency) to sculptures (Sothebys), press machinery for the motor industry (Nissan) to glamourous film sets (Warner Bros) – for the full list click below:

To learn what we’ve been up to recently, take a look at our News section – you’re bound to find something of interest.

Invariably, there are two further questions:

Can it be done?

Even with the most challenging projects, based on over 25 years experience, in the vast majority of cases, we can give you an answer straight away. However, occasionally, there is something that has never been attempted before – normally a particular combination of size and destination.

In such circumstances, it may be necessary to carry out route surveys and feasibility studies. As one customer asked some years ago – with a fabrication measuring 28m long, 4m diameter, weighing in at 85tons – if we have it manufactured in central India (Pune), can you get it to our plant near Kings Lynn? Which leads to the second question:

What will it cost?

It’s one thing discovering if something can be done, it’s another deciding if it can be done economically. This will probably involve researching several, alternative, methods and routes. If timing is important, the cheapest solution may take the longest to arrange, or involve a lengthy transit time.

With one customer in South Africa, he wanted to know what it would cost and how long it would take to move a complete brewery from the UK to Johannesburg – within a fortnight, he had the answers he needed.

One of the many consultancy tasks carried out by the STG Team over the years.

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