Multi-modal logistics company Maritime Transport has added a Sany empty container handler to its Manchester operations, bringing its fleet number to three.
The machine will work at Maritime’s Trafford Park depot and came from Cooper Specialised Handling, who also provided Maritime with a Sany double box empty container handler for its Leed depot in autumn 2016.
Maritime Transport’s operations director, Paul Heyhoe, said: “Our Leeds depot has seen a considerable uplift in productivity since the SANY machine went into service.
“Large volumes of traffic pass through our Manchester terminal on a daily basis so having a robust, reliable container handling capability is essential.
“This new Sany empty container handler is set to have a major impact on our business development plans in the North West.”
Despite being capable of stacking up to seven containers high, Maritime Transport will use the machine to stack up to five boxes high in order to support its Manchester operation.
According to Sany, the single stacker SDCY100K6G has the highest stability and the ground clearance of any empty container handler on the market.
The model supplied to Maritime’s Manchester depot has been equipped with 14.00×24 tyres rather than the conventional 12.00×24 tyres to provide further ground clearance.
Sales and customer support manager at Cooper Specialised Handling, Martin Dale, said: “For this particular application the machine’s ride height is a key consideration because of the site’s undulating ground conditions.”