A Cardiff-based freight company has been transporting a unique load this summer – the Millennium Stadium pitch. The hallowed Welsh turf was removed from the stadium by FSEW in the run up to the FIM Fogo British Speedway Grand Prix event and will be returned in time for the Welsh rugby team’s first autumn international against Argentina. FSEW works closely with Inscapes, the landscaping specialists employed by the Welsh Rugby Union to ensure that the Millennium Stadium pitch is safely removed, stored and returned as necessary.
Geoff Tomlinson, FSEW, said: “We often work with Inscapes to ensure that the stadium pitch is taken out of harm’s way. It takes us 113 loads and 28 hours to transport it all to safety but at the end of it, the stadium is a blank canvas for the next event and the hallowed rugby turf is far from danger.” Gareth Rees, Inscapes, said: “The service we provide helps to make the best use of this amazing stadium. The Millennium Stadium is a world-renowned venue and it is vital that everything is absolutely perfect.” FSEW, based at the South Wales International Freightliner Terminal in Wentloog, is South Wales’ leading independent intermodal freight forwarder providing transport and delivery services world-wide.