Freight Forwarding When TIME is Crucial !

Freight Forwarding  – Cargo By Helicopter

Freight Forwarding by Helicopter from Gibraltar  intl. airport is the ultimate solution when  emergency deliveries are needed.   The service is offered by Redwood International  Ltd. – The leading Freight forwarding and Logistic firm in Gibraltar.  Delivery by helicopter to ships and vessels is a complement to the already advanced  and well organized logistic system by Redwood intl Ltd,  developed over many years.  This new service from Gibraltar Intl. Airport fits naturally into the  other first class services offerd by  the established community of Gibraltar shipping agents companies.

Cargo to Gibraltar Off Port Limits

Cargo dleiveries to ships in Gibraltar

Cargo to Vessels on the way in the Shipping Lane

No Stop Cargo deliveries on-the way Ginbraltar strait

Freight forwarding by helicopter to Off Port Limits is a vey efficient and smooth way when time is important.  Compare prices to traditional launch alternatives.  Customs procedures and routines are all handled by Redwood intl.,  in the same manner you are used to.

Unplanned emergency cargo delivery requirements may arise at sea – Vital spare partsDocuments in original- Special food requirements – Medical or and Pharmaceutical products  –  Other provisions.   Compare costs and time to traditional solutions

Price List

Price for Freight Forwarding by helicopter is based on the number of loads. Furthermore,  the location of delivery.  There are two options.  Either at the Gibraltar Off Port Limits just south east of Europa Point, or in the Shpping lane to ships on the way in the Strait.  Freight Forwarding by helicopter does not  require the ship to stop during the delivery.

 Off Port LimitsOn route in shipping laneSlings and BigBigs
One Flight 750 £1.400 £Included
Two Flights1.400 £ 2.400 £Included
Per Flight for three or more 650 £1.100 £Included

How is Freight Forwarding by Helicopter accomplished ?

Redwood Intl Ltd is the key handler and administrator of  the service until received by the helicopter crew.  Paperwork and coordinating with border control and customs administration is in  expert hands.  Airport administrative handling and customs clearance as well

Before take off
When the Cargo is handed over to the helicopter operator, the pilot and his assistant checks the items and makes sure it is prepared for helicopter sling load.  Keep in mind that the air pressure on the cargo  in a speed of 50kt is significant so a secured preparation is very important.

Lift Off
When items are  ready, the cargo hook  is connected to the load in a 15m long wire with remote release button from the cockpit.  The Helicopter starts up  and lifts off while the pilot has the load in sight through a window in the floor of the helicopter or by external mirrors depending on helicopter type.   Slowly lifting up, and when the load is off the ground the helicopter sets  course  eastbound from the airport and towards the  ship for delivery.

While approaching the ship the pilot communicates  by maritime VHF to prepare for delivery at designated point.  Cargo is lowered and while ship crew is ready to receives the load.  Pilot releases the cargo hook by remote control when the cargo is safely placed on deck.

Pilot releases the cargo hook

Gibraltar helicopter freight and cargo by helicopter

When the cargo is  received by ship crew

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    What are the limitations on Cargo  Freight Forwarding by Helicopter to Ships ?

    Helicopter is one of the most versatile inventions for transport. However within certain limits of operation.    Among those are dimentions, weight and weather conditions.  If by any reason helicopter suffers from any mechanical problem and same cannot fly, Redwood Intl. will provide as much notice as possible and if needed a launch service can always be arranged as an option for you.

    Freight Forwarding  of cargo by Helicopter – Practical Information

    Maximum weight per load  is  750kg

    • In Cargo net
    • On Pallets
    • In Big-bags 1 x 1  x 1 m   (1m³)

    • Inform agent of designated drop zone on ship
    • Send picture of ship
    • Download our hand signal guide ( in development )
    • Wear eye protecton and helmet with radio headset
    • Check and verify communication radio
    • Inform if extended launch line is required (Standard 15m)
    Gibraltar Helicopter Cargo Freight Forward cargo net
    Gibraltar Helicopter Cargo Freight Forward cargo net . Emergency deliveries to ships in on route in the Strait or at Off Port Limits Rendevouz points - Flight time 10 min - GibHeli +350 5407 9990
    Gibraltar helicopter Freight Forward cargo Big Bag
    Gibraltar Helicopter Cargo Freight Forward cargo hook - GibHeli +350 5407 9990

    Freight Forwarding  of cargo by helicopter – Weather  limitations


    • Winds more than 25 kt in gusts
    • Laminar  wind more than  30 kt.


    • Sleet, Snow,
    • Graupel, Hail
    • Fog , Mist (Drizzle OK)

    Horizontal visibility

    • Less than 1500m horizontal

    Cloud Ceiling

    • Lower than 8oo feet  – or
    • Lower than  2/3 of the Rock of Gibraltar.
    Helicopter services
    Service Type
    Helicopter services
    Provider Name
    Gibraltar Helicopter Service,
    Gibraltar airport, British Line Rd.,en,Gibraltar-GX11 1AA,
    Telephone No.: GibHeli: +350 5407 9990
    Gibraltar, Spain and Morocco
    Freight Forwarding of Cargo by helicopter from Gibraltar Intl. Airport. When time i s Crucial. Delivery to vessels on the the way in shipping lane. No need to stop.