Freightliner and Pentalver, both subsidiaries of Genesee & Wyoming (G&W), have made a significant investment in 75 new lifting and handling machines, to be deployed at their container terminals throughout the UK. The first batch of new equipment has recently been delivered, with the remaining 40 machines to follow in the coming months.
The new machines, which includes Hyster reachstackers, Terberg terminal tractors, and Hyster empty container handlers, feature some of the latest technology, innovations and safety enhancements. They are fitted with the latest telematics, providing live feedback on the machine’s health, together with key operational data relating to lifts, fuel usage and non-productive running. Their Tier 4 engines produce lower emissions and, when combined with auto shut-down technology, further endorse G&W UK’s commitment to a carbon neutral future.
Cab ergonomics are essential to a safe and efficient working environment, and the new equipment provides adjustable sliding units with full air suspension, creating maximum comfort. The in-cab 360-degree camera system and on-screen telematics displays put the driver’s safety and comfort first.
Chris Lawrenson, managing director of terminals for G&W UK/Europe, said: “We pride ourselves on providing a best in class service to our customers and a safe working environment for our employees, and investing in these latest technically-advanced machines will support us in enhancing that service further across our three core platforms of Rail, Road and Terminals.”
“Our focus on the customer experience, with substantial investments in cutting-edge technology, facilities and rolling stock will help cement our future as the transport and logistics provider of choice in the UK.”