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07-18-2007 06:11 PM CET | Logistics & Transport

Press release from: Woodland International Transport

/ PR Agency: Field Day Marketing

Woodland International Transport got on its bike to sponsor a team of engineering undergraduates by shipping their pedal-powered submarine to and from the United States.

Inspired by penguins' swimming technique, the University of Bath students created a submarine called the 'SeaBomb', powered by a 'pilot' who pedals on a machine similar to an exercise bike.

Woodland shipped the vessel to the USA where it participated in the 9th International Submarine Races, held in June at the Naval Surface Warfare Center's Carderock Division in Bethesda, Maryland.

Believed to be the fastest of its type in the world, the SeaBomb took second place for 'top speed by a non-propeller driven one-mansub'; came third in the innovation category and achieved an honorable mention for overall performance.

Woodland used its experience in trans-Atlantic expedited airfreight services to ship the sub by air from London Heathrow to Washington DC in the USA, ensuring that the sub was ready for entry into the competition. Conventional oceanfreight, in which Woodland has tremendous experience, was used to return the sub to the UK.

Comments, John Stubbings, Group Director at Woodland: "As an innovative member of the logistics industry, we were pleased to support the Bath students as they pitted their engineering talents against 22 other teams in an event which saw a new world speed record set."

Team member William Megill said: “Without Woodland's support, we would have been unable to participate in an event that has traditionally been dominated by entries from North America. We are very grateful indeed."

The Woodland Group is one of the UK's largest independent freight forwarders. One of its major trade lanes is in the shipment of goods between the UK and the USA, where it has offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston and Atlanta.

In the UK, Woodland has offices at London Heathrow, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham, Hull and Essex, where it is headquartered.

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The Woodland Group is one of the UK’s largest independent freight forwarders and logistics companies, with offices and agents throughout the world.

The group offers a full range of multimodal transportation services, including freight forwarding by air, ocean and road, as well as inventory management, customs clearance and supply chain solutions.

Luke King
Field Day Marketing

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