An Alternative to Large and Heavy Traditional Container Lifting Methods

 

 

Traditionally containers arriving at or being dispatched from rail terminals need to be lifted by large and extremely expensive heavy duty forklift trucks or large fixed overhead gantry cranes. Both these options are very expensive and have major operational drawbacks.

 

The heavy axle loadings of high capacity forklifts often require freight yards to be paved with heavy duty surfaces in order to cope with the extra wear and tear which adds to construction and maintenance costs. Overhead gantry cranes are inflexible and the cost can only be justified when high container throughput volumes are generated. With Swing Thru container handling systems all the inherent problems of existing container handling systems are eliminated.