Albert Hall
Oct 2014

As logistics partner for some of the biggest on-water races in the world, PSP is well known for its ability to transport luxury yachts and motorboats around the world.


Last week the worldwide logistics firm proved it’s about much more than just boat transportation when its London office transported the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) from Singapore to the UK in preparation for its debut performance on BBC Proms.


The SSO instruments were transported to London on four airline pallets, by airfreight shipment, where they were then transferred onto a 55ft air-conditioned truck with air ride suspension.


The pallets required the special handling due to the fragile nature of their contents. The vehicle’s air conditioning ensured that the delicate instruments were kept in optimum condition and tune.


PSP then oversaw the safe unloading of the goods and onward delivery to LSO St Luke’s, London, the home of the London Symphony Orchestra, where the SSO rehearsed before its performance on Tuesday evening.


PSP’s team of six then transported the instruments across the capital to the Royal Albert Hall, ahead of the orchestra’s debut performance on the BBC Proms.


But the team didn’t stop there. Once the orchestra had finished the show, PSP prepared and packed up the cargo for safe transportation back to Singapore.


Managing Director of the London office, Colin Redman, said: “While many may think of us as a purely marine-focussed logistics company, particularly considering PSP’s sponsorship of the PSP Southampton Boat Show, we transport much more than boats. We do a lot within the art and culture worlds, transporting everything from fine art and architecture installations to musical instruments like the SSO.”