The new fleet includes Hyster reachstackers, empty container handlers and Terberg terminal tractors, with all machines supplied on a long term contract and fitted with Barloworld’s innovative new Fleet Management system.
Barloworld will also provide planned maintenance for the equipment with 24/7 nationwide service response.
The new equipment complements a recent £8m (US$12.8m) investment in new cranes at two of Freightliner’s terminals, in addition to the introduction of 30 wagon trains utilising new PowerHaul locomotives.
Freightliner moves 20% of all intermodal containers that enter the UK’s deep-sea ports, providing trunk rail services between these ports and 15 strategically placed inland railports. Operating over 100 daily services the company’s trains can carry up to 75 containers in a single journey.