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New Hyster adds to enhanced Port fleet profile

Posted on 31/03/2014

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Port Nelson’s fleet profile has been enhanced with the arrival of a new Hyster Empty Container Handler. The Hyster was delivered on 10 February and was assembled in the Port workshop in time to help with preparations for the upcoming fruit season. “Our fleet profile is looking really good and it certainly makes life easier, especially during busy times such as the fruit season,” says Port Nelson’s Terminal Operations Supervisor, Andy Farmer. “Last season we had no major breakdowns or downtime. We’re really well supported by our workshop maintenance team who do a great job.”

The Hyster is a twin-pick machine, which means that it can move two, 40-foot empty containers at any one time. “This means that all our guys in the yard are now on twin-pick machines. This has really improved efficiency. We stack containers six high at Port Nelson so that means drivers can move a stack in three moves.”

Port Nelson’s John Rive is driving the new machine. John celebrates 10 years service with the company later this year and has worked in the empty container depot for all of that time.