Making the Impossible Possible!

We’ve once again made the impossible possible. We were contacted by a customer needing a 4.96mtr high piece of oilwell equipment moving from Aberdeen to Tilbury for onward shipment to Brazil.

Our customer was told by other companies that this height couldn’t be moved by road due to bridge height restrictions and the only alternative was to move either by barge/coaster to meet the MV, or as a part charter direct from Aberdeen to Brazil.

We don’t believe in letting customers down, so we decided to investigate further. We carried out a detailed route survey including site inspection, physically measuring every bridge clearance on route between Aberdeen and Tilbury and coordinated with the respective local authorities. Once we established it was possible, we constructed a bespoke trailer bed to meet the survey requirements and finally, we successfully delivered the project.

Our perseverance saved our customer thousands in transport and freight costs.

If you have a project that you’ve been told is impossible, call us today on 0161 492 1772 or email

Origin does the impossible…again!

Another client has turned to Origin after being told their shipment couldn’t be done.

Origin were approached by a client needing to move a 495cm high choke and kill manifold from the UK to Singapore by the fastest means possible.

Despite everybody else saying it couldn’t move on UK roads at that height, Team Origin managed it and delivered the order to its final destination in record time!

That’s another satisfied client for Origin!

If you need Origin to make the impossible happen for you, call us on 0161 492 1772 or email

Another Signing for Team Origin

Origin have made another addition this week, with Liam Whyatt joining the team. Liam was previously a BDM for Cardinal Plus (also part of the Cardinal Maritime Group) and has now joined Origin as BDM for North West England.

Liam will be responsible for driving new opportunities in the North West as Origin continues to grow and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience. This is Origin’s second new appointment this month!

Liam can be contacted on Tel (+44) 7702 207 507 and

Download Origin 2015 brochure Now

The Origin 2015 brochure is now available to download. Download now to find out more about the range of services Origin provides. This year’s brochure also includes handy Container, IMO & Incoterms Guides! Click here to download brochure now.

No Lift Too Big For Origin

We have another satisfied customer after transporting a 54 ton boiler feed water heater.

The Origin team collected the cargo from the shipper’s premises in the North West of England using a 5 axle semi low loader and re-loaded and secured it to a 40′ rolling mafi trailer in Southampton, all ready for shipment to it’s final destination in Egypt.

Another fine example of what Origin Logistics can do.

Origin Saves The Day

Origin has helped a customer sail 2 x 40′ flat rack containers – both loaded with identical vehicles, used for loading aircraft.

The vehicles weighed over 14 ton each and measured over 10.5mtr long and 3mtr wide/high.

The customer approached us in a bit of a panic as the cargo was under an export licence and they had been told by another agent that they couldn’t get acceptance on a ship arriving before the deadline in Korea. The customer had a penalty clause for late delivery so it was imperative that they arrived in time.

We managed to get both vehicles loaded and away even though it was said it couldn’t be done on flat racks and it was all achieved with only a few days’ notice! They will arrive one week before the deadline at destination, meaning no penalty for our customer.

All in a day’s work for Team Origin…

Origin New Signing

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Barlow as Business Development Manager (UK).

Andy joins the ever expanding Origin family, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge, experience – and will be responsible for driving new opportunities as we continue to grow.

Andy can be contacted on Tel (+44) 161 492 1772 I

Origin Bridges the Gap in Scotland

There’s no such thing as an ordinary day here at Origin.
Because we specialise in out-of-gauge, project and heavy-lift shipments, the extraordinary is our bread and butter. It will come as no surprise then, that when we were contacted about shipping an entire bridge from New Jersey in the USA to Cannich in Scotland, we jumped at the opportunity.

Cannich in Inverness-shire is home to the world’s oldest shinty club – the ancient sport that is the ancestor of modern day ice hockey. It’s also home to a 48-metre long, single carriageway, two-span Bailey bridge that is ready for retirement. McGregor Construction (Highlands), working for the Highland Council, sourced a 52-metre single-span replacement from specialist UK modular bridge supplier Retro Bridge who turned to its New Jersey based partner to design, manufacture and supply the new structure. Once the contract was agreed, the next step was to arrange transportation, and this is where Origin came in. This was a great turn-key project to get our teeth stuck into and we completed the door-to-door delivery taking care of every detail:

  • This time critical movement had to be delivered to the site in Scotland in the exact order it was to be constructed
  • Once the bridge was installed we had the task of returning the specialist launch & erection equipment used during bridge construction back to New Jersey

With so many factors in the balance, one mistake would have had a knock-on effect throughout the project, but by implementing our bespoke planning process and predicting and heading off potential problems before they arose, we were able to see it through exactly as requested: all in a day’s work for the Origin team.

If you have a shipment that needs special attention, get in touch with us today on 0161 4921772 or by email at

Origin Logistics makes a special delivery to Haveley Hey

We were delighted to be joined by the MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East Paul Goggins and Editor of Lift-Off Magazine Ed Vaughan for the presentation of a cheque for £2000 from our charity committee to Haveley Hey Community School, Wythenshawe.

The school’s annual child residential programme is close to the heart of the company, and this year our donation will help fund a trip to London for pupils and their families. We’d like to thank Paul Goggins MP for taking time out to attend the presentation, and Ed Vaughan who photographed the day and featured the school in the last edition of Lift-Off Magazine, which can be viewed online at

Origin Logistics supports the Bambisanani Partnership

We’re proud to continue our relationship with the Bambisanani Partnership with a pledge of £1500 to the project in 2013. We’ve supported this amazing project for a number of years now, and it’s been great to see it grow and continue to evolve.

The Bambisanani Partnership is a unique collaboration between St Mary’s Catholic High School in Menston and Mnyakanya High School in Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa.  The project uses sport as a major catalyst to develop international understanding, education, health and leadership. We wish the project a very successful 2013, and look forward to more news on its progress.