Woodland Support Cycling Submariners

Wednesday, July 18, 2007
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.

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