Investment in innovative technology sets The John Good Group Apart

Felixstowe Warehousing has just invested £150,000 in a Combilift container straddle carrier – a piece of cutting-edge equipment that will enhance its activities and bring about a number of operational efficiencies for its customers at its 205,000 sq ft warehousing complex in Felixstowe.

The investment will also include a comprehensive training program for the appropriate staff to ensure they are fully conversant with the safe and efficient operation of this state-of-the-art technology.

Straddle carriers are generally used to move and stack ISO containers at port terminals and intermodal yards with a lift capacity of up to 35 tons.
The ability to lift containers from chassis to the floor at Felixstowe Warehousing will provide several key benefits including:

  • Improved site safety
  • Increased operational efficiencies
  • Reduced time for loading and unloading of containers
  • More efficient use of space
  • Undercover loading and unloading of containers
  • Eliminate dependency on mobile ramps

The order has already been placed with Fork Truck Direct and Felixstowe Warehousing anticipate the  straddle carrier will be commissioned in January 2013.


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November 23, 2012