Nuclear Transport Solutions launches


19 April 2021

A new specialist nuclear transport organisation has officially launched today in the UK.

Nuclear Transport Solutions (NTS) is part of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) group and specialises in the operational, commercial, engineering, legal, and regulatory expertise that underpin nuclear transport and logistics operations.

The creation of NTS follows the NDA’s decision last year to create a single nuclear transport division to support its important mission to clean up the UK’s earliest nuclear sites.

NTS is a centre of excellence for nuclear transport, packaging and logistics expertise. As well as supporting the NDA’s clean-up mission it uses its world-leading expertise to provide commercial activities in the UK and overseas.

It operates Direct Rail Services (DRS) and Pacific Nuclear Transport Ltd (PNTL), which will continue to deliver rail and shipping services for customers, building on decades of experience of providing safe, secure and reliable transport solutions in the UK and internationally.

NTS also provides consultancy services offering bespoke solutions to customers’ complex nuclear transport challenges, and transport services for customers outside of the nuclear sector.

“We have created NTS to become the leading global provider of safe, secure and reliable nuclear transport solutions - building on the experience and capabilities of DRS, INS and PNTL to deliver great value for our UK and international customers.

We’re proud of how we use our expertise to make the world safer and more sustainable. Whether that’s by supporting the clean-up of the UK’s nuclear legacy, using our high security shipping capabilities to support global security goals, or providing low-carbon rail freight solutions that takes more lorries off our roads.

This is our opportunity to build on this work and create a vibrant and profitable organisation with an exciting and challenging mission of national and global importance.
Seth Kybird Chief Executive of NTS
“Transport plays a vital part in the NDA mission to clean up the UK’s earliest nuclear sites. In NTS we have world-leading capability that will be at the heart of delivering our mission, while also using its expertise to provide commercial activities in the UK and overseas.”
Chris Connelly NTS Deputy CEO and Rail Director
“NTS brings together a wide variety of knowledge, skills and talent into one organisation. It’s a fantastic opportunity and being part of it will make DRS stronger, more competitive and able to offer a broader range of services to our customers.”
Chris Connelly NTS Deputy CEO and Rail Director

The facts

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  • A fleet of over 100 locomotives
  • Three specialist nuclear ships
  • An organisation of over 700 dedicated professionals
  • Over 2,000 nuclear casks travelled 5-million miles to countries including: USA, Japan, Sweden, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Portugal, Switzerland, Italy, Greece and Finland.
  • Over 5 million miles of safe transport by rail in the UK (since DRS was established in 1995)