Barloworld Handling has supplied Tyne Logistics Company with two new Hyster H10.00XM-12EC empty container handlers and a new Hyster RS46-36CH reachstacker to complement two that they already have.
“By using both reachstackers and empty container handlers we have been able to restructure our operation to reduce wear and tear on both machines and the terminal area which has led to considerable cost savings and an increase in efficiency,” says operations manager, Graeme Hardie.
About eight container vessels a week arrive at the container terminal from Felixstowe and Rotterdam. These are unloaded onto trailers by a gantry crane and taken to the 6.9 hectare Terminal that has capacity for 3200 TEU, of which over 800 are empty. The terminal is run at near to 91 per cent capacity as possible to allow for any unexpected movement.
Once delivered to the terminal the containers are then stacked in the appropriate area. Laden containers weighing up to 35,000kg are stacked up to four high to the second row by one of the three dedicated Hyster reachstackers. The empty containers weighing up to 4,000kg are stacked three high up to 9000mm by the H10.00XM-12EC dedicated empty container handlers.