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Hyster Double Container Handling Solution Helps Boost Productivity at Ports

Hyster Company’s empty container handler can help port operations reap time and cost savings by handling two empty containers simultaneously. This double-handling capability provides particularly powerful advantages as organizations scale to handle growing demand while maintaining targets for efficiency and cost.

“As economies reopen following the peak of COVID-19, the quantity of containers shipped worldwide continues to grow, and operations are responding with increased use of dedicated empty container yards,” said Lyndle McCurley, vice president of Big Trucks, Hyster Company. “With such scale, double handling of empty containers can unlock efficiency gains that can make a meaningful impact on the bottom line.”

Double container handling could help improve throughput and reduce congestion at ports, both inside the terminal and on roads. This helps reduce wait times for over-the-road freight trucks and optimizes traffic flows in and out of terminals. Double empty container handling could increase throughput by up to 30 percent, reducing cost per container moved and boosting profitability.

Using the Hyster® H180-230XD-ECD double empty container handler could also offer a reduced cost of equipment ownership compared to alternative workflows. By decreasing driving distances, operations could reduce fuel usage and tire wear while maximizing containers moved.

Hyster empty container handlers can reportedly lift loads of up to 23,000 pounds and enable operators to build stacks up to nine containers high, significantly increasing capacity and optimizing yard space.

Spreaders available for the Hyster empty container handler lock the second container tightly in place and could enable maximum productivity without sacrificing security. The truck also has an intuitive digital display and smart camera options so that operators can check that containers are seated and secured correctly. Operators could get a strong sense of stability, competitive levels of forward visibility and an ergonomic seat and controls.

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