Saturday 22nd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Barloworld extends port-centric portfolio

Barloworld Handling, has extended its range of services to ports, terminals and freight logistics operations.

“Rising fuel costs and EU emissions regulations are affecting the use of container handling equipment,” said Mike Parkin, ports and terminals sales manager. “With container volumes predicted to grow over the next few years, ports and freight terminal operations are highly motivated to review options that lead to improved efficiency and carbon reductions.”

Barloworld is offering advice and a site survey of any operation’s materials handling needs. Through materials mapping and 3D simulation software the company can test different scenarios before any investment is made.

“The analysis helps ensure the right mix of equipment is chosen according to the operators’ current and future capacity needs,” said Parkin. “We can also provide fuel and carbon emission projections to help customers understand the total cost of ownership.”

Barloworld provides a range of  equipment from container handling trucks to equipment operated in port located warehouse and logistics operations. In addition to pallet trucks, reach trucks, order pickers and VNA (very narrow aisle) equipment, the range also includes access equipment, cleaning equipment, tugs, trailers and specialist equipment for handling a wide range of materials.