Scotload Signs Strategic USA Partnership Agreement with Sea-Land Distributors

Scotload, part of James Fisher and Sons PLC, is pleased to announce the signing of a strategic partnership agreement with Sea-Land Distributors, the wholesale distributors of wire rope and rigging products based in New Orleans, US.

Sea-Land Distributors is renowned for supplying quality rigging products, stocking a comprehensive range of rigging and wire rope equipment, through a network of rigging shops whose customers welcome a prompt and informed response to their requirements.

This new, mutually beneficial agreement will see Sea-Land as the distributor and after sales service and support provider for Scotload’s market-leading range of load testing and certification equipment in the United States. The available product range will include load measuring links and shackles, up to 2000 tonne capacity, for use by engineers involved in load testing and compliments Sea-Land’s existing service offering.

Jonathan Harris, business development manager for Scotload commented: “Our products need local support and I’m pleased we’ve found a quality partner with the expertise and infrastructure to give our brand the exposure it needs in the United States. Sea-Land is already performing very well with Wirop and I’m excited about the potential for future growth in our new partnership. The Smartload concept is revolutionary and I hope the rigging industry in the United States will appreciate the load measuring possibilities we can offer through Sea-Land Distributors.”

Scotload develops the most up-to date technology for measuring load and prides itself on the delivery of quality-assured load cells. SmartLoad®, its award-winning innovation, is an intelligent load monitoring system that focuses on helping lifting and rigging engineers perform load tests with ease and confidence.  Developed in response to the needs of customers, the technology is unique in the marketplace with features that are easy to use and provide new options for engineers involved in load testing and all project based lifting operations.  SmartLoad® features improved usability as well as incorporating the latest wireless technology giving the load monitoring system significantly improved range.

Mike Hall
, Sea-Land’s president and owner explains, “Scotload is a perfect fit for us and having looked very carefully at their competitors for load links and load shackles, we feel fortunate to have formed this relationship. Their Smartload system is way ahead of any other product available on the market today and we are thrilled to add this new line to our offering. As a commitment to this partnership, we have ordered a 250 tonne vertical testing machine to perform calibration services.  We will also offer and maintain a rental fleet of load links and load shackles on a wholesale price basis to non-end users.”

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Scotload, part of the James Fisher and Sons plc group, is the leading load measurement technology provider to the rigging industry, specializing in competitive load instrumentation, and has a long established history in delivering solutions to numerous industries worldwide. For more information see

Sea-Land Distributors is a well-known wholesale distributor of quality rigging products and is the United States’ distributor for the Wirop test beds, swaging machines and annealing machines. Sea-Land was established over 10 years ago with its experience evolving from three family generations involved in the rigging industry.   For pricing information on Scotload’s products in the US, please contact John Hentschel with Sea-Land Distributors at 504-736-9477. For more information see

James Fisher and Sons PLC is a leading service provider in all sectors of the marine industry and a specialist supplier of engineering services to the nuclear industry in the UK and abroad. With offices in Europe, the Middle East, Singapore, India, Australia and Africa, the company serves both the private and public sectors and adopts a practical approach to the management of assets and provision of high quality services, ensuring an appropriate use of technology and a sound understanding of each customer’s requirements, while building on the experience and expertise gained over more than 165 years of operating in the marine environment. James Fisher brings practical experience, innovation and commercial best practice to all its clients’ projects and services. For more information see

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