August 26 - Global Shipping Services, X2 Projects member in the USA, has handled the transportation of helicopters from the Middle East to Jacksonville, Florida.

The move - part of a series of deliveries issued by the US military authorities - posed several challenges. The ocean vessel contracted to ship the helicopters arrived three days prior to schedule owing to a cancelled port call, meaning the company was forced to double its workforce to prepare the cargo on time.

Moreover, the helicopters' built-in radiation detectors and height of 30 cm over what was originally specified meant that new permits had to be issued and special escorts secured in order to remove the units from the terminal for onward transport.